Mon-Sat, 11am-9pm; Sun, noon-6pm
1, 2, 3 at Chambers St.; A, C at Chambers St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The only New York City outpost of an international chain, Tribeca’s Color Me Mine is a do-it-yourself ceramics shop offering more than 400 kinds of ceramics that kids and adults can paint as they wish. The store then fires the ceramics for pickup a week later. In the bright, airy, high-ceilinged main room, there are small square tables covered with butcher paper and shelves crowded with white ceramics awaiting color: elephant banks, pirate shoe boxes, rearing unicorn statues, snowman-shaped cookie jars, even voluptuous vases dressed in evening gowns. In the back are paints and a computer database of images that can be stenciled onto the objects. Owned by a couple with experience at the United Nations, this branch has corporate programs like Go Green, through which companies can arrange for employees to make their own mugs, making paper cups unnecessary. For larger events like these, the back room or the entire space can be reserved. Individuals and small groups pay a low per-day fee, plus the cost of the ceramic. Monthly classes are also available.Sales
Regular Thursday night Ladies Nights, 50% off studio fee; check the Web site or call for details.