Wheel-Thrown Ceramics Class for One or Five at Clay in Long Beach (Up to 54% Off)

Downtown Long Beach

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Besides using a pottery wheel, the easiest way to manipulate clay is to threaten to rebury it in the dark, sandy hole where you found it. Turn clay to putty in your hands with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $15 for a two-hour introduction to wheel-thrown ceramics class for one (a $30 value)
  • $69 for a two-hour introduction to wheel-thrown ceramics class for five (a $150 value). Groups of five may select any open session on the schedule or call to arrange their own class time.

Clay

"The thing I like most about pottery is that it's a learned skill," says Clay Wood, the owner of the pottery studio that bears his name. "It's something you can just sit down, and practice, and just learn it. You don't have to be innately artsy or creative, it's just something that's learnable and fun for everyone."

It's true that Clay has had a bit of a head start in the art form: he began developing his classically harmonious ceramic forms starting at age 12. But he also knows what it's like to be just another weekend hobbyist. Before starting the shop, he had established a career managing high-rise condos while dreamily spinning his desk chair like a pottery wheel. Now that he's dug his hands back into the clay, he and his fellow instructors design adult and children's classes to meet the needs of aspiring ceramicists and more casual crafters alike.

All the throwing, glazing, and hand-building goes down in a colorful creativity zone bursting with incandescent designs. The studio is equipped with eight electric pottery wheels, two large hand-building tables, an entrancing in-wall kiln, and a wellspring of stunning glazes for both handmade projects and prepared forms awaiting only a painter's brush.


Reviews

as you make your novice mistakes, he guides you through the process and will also let you know what you're doing wrong.

Jacqueline C., Yelp, 5/5/12

There is no snobbery or intimidating artistic elitism (which tends to sometimes permeate the arts community) and Clay plays really good music.

Chantell L., Yelp, 5/29/11

Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “Be ready to get messy and have a great time!”

  • “Great ceramic studio. The class was fun and the instructor was great. ”

  • “Had a great time!!!”

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    Downtown Long Beach

    406 E 1st St.

    Suite B

    Long Beach, California 90802

    562-495-4362

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In a Nutshell

Classes of no more than seven students learn the basics of building ceramic forms via wheel in a welcoming, colorful studio.

The Fine Print

Expires May 22nd, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. 48hr cancellation notice required. Subject to availability. Must be 12 or older. Extra materials/firing fee for students who want to keep their work. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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