This was my first visit to the painted potter and I really liked the whole idea of painting a unique piece to make it all your own. The place is inviting and brightly lit. Their website says they have stencils to use, but they do not, so keep that in mind when you go. They do have a couple of books with pictures of past projects their customers have made for you to look at for inspiration.
It was a fun thing to do with my friends. However, there was very little guidance/help from the staff. They pretty much sat at the counter the whole time and we would have to ask them questions or to get help with the clogged paint bottles. Granted, they were helpful when we asked a question, but you had to ask.
If you are planning on making fine details, bring your own skinny paintbrush as their thin ones are limited and a little shappy looking. They have plenty of the larger brushes.
Overall, it was fun, but I just expected the staff to be a little more helpful and at least check on us here-and-there to see if we had any questions regarding techniques.