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Monday Morning Coffee and a Glazed…Mug?

Monday Morning Coffee is a weekly celebration of local businesses, enjoyed with a fresh cup of coffee.

Where would coffee be without your favorite mug? It’s one with the perfect sarcastic message, or the mug that fits in your hand just so. It’s one that’s cracked and chipped, but it belonged to your grandma so you gingerly use it every day, hoping you don’t end up with a split lip.

When it’s time for a new mug that’s all you, check out Glazed and Confused, the pottery painting studio in Oakville where you can happily sip your coffee while you create a mug in your signature colors or one featuring your theme word for the year.

It’s much more than mugs, though. At Glazed and Confused, you can paint pottery in all shapes and forms, trying hard not to compare your blobby design to the expert examples lining their tall shelves. Platters, tiles, canisters and plates are just a few of the options. If you’re feeling a little more whimsical, there are also varieties of animal figurines and other decorative items.

When you visit the studio, expert pottery painters are on hand to guide you in choosing designs, paint colors and help you determine when it’s a good idea to use a stencil or sponge on your piece. You pay a studio fee, and then choose your piece. Whether you gather a few friends, bring a date or schedule it as a little outing for you and a kid, you’re welcome to bring in your own food and drinks and make a full event of it.

Speaking of events, Glazed and Confused hosts birthday parties and other occasions, as well as maintaining an active calendar with $1.00 studio fees on Tuesdays and special date night events.

Finished pieces are kept on-location for a week so that they can be glazed and fired in the kiln.

Glazed and Confused is located in Chestnut Park Plaza on Telegraph Road in Oakville. And that’s another key to this place. All along Telegraph Road, there are great restaurants and access to some beautiful parks. But when you don’t feel like driving into the city to the Zoo or the Missouri Botanical Gardens, or when the weather is not so park-like, Glazed and Confused is an oasis in a desert of entertainment options.

Next time the weather is keeping you in but you’re dying to get out, check out Glazed and Confused. You’ll take home a unique piece of pottery and great memories of a fun time. Sounds like a fun team building activity!

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