Wheel-Thrown Ceramics Class for One or Five at Clay in Long Beach (Up to 57% Off)

Long Beach

96% of 346 customers recommend

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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 180 days after purchase. Limit 1 per visit per person. Valid only for option purchased. Online reservation required. 48 hour cancellation notice required. Must be 12 or older. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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.

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Groups of five must call (562) 495-4362 or email info@clayonfirst.comto 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.


Tips

96% of 346 customers recommend

  • “Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty in. Definitely recommend to cut your nails if they're long, more focus on the clay being on the wheel then under your finger...”

    “Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty in. Definitely recommend to cut your nails if they're long, more focus on the clay being on the wheel then under your finger nails. Have fun and don't be afraid to ask questions. ”

  • “Absolutely loved Clay, we went as a group both adults and children really enjoyed making pottery. Lot's of fun!”

  • “The evening was very instructional and entertaining. The instructor was extremely knowledgeable and very personable. I enjoyed it very much and it was an excellent...”

    “The evening was very instructional and entertaining. The instructor was extremely knowledgeable and very personable. I enjoyed it very much and it was an excellent value and plan on going back for their monthly class!”

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    Long Beach

    406 E 1st St.

    Long Beach, California 90802

    562-495-4362

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