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
- $20 for a two-hour introduction to wheel-thrown ceramics class for one (a $40 value)
- $89 for a two-hour introduction to wheel-thrown ceramics class for five (a $200 value). Groups of five may select any open session on the schedule or call to arrange their own class time.
"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.
This place is awesome! :) Me and my sister took an intro class here and loved it! It has a very friendly and creative vibeDafne Z., Yelp, 2/13/13
I had to get used to shaping and manipulating the clay with the first two but after that I had so much fun playing with shapes.Annie A., Yelp, 1/28/13
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. ”
“A class at Clay was a great date night.”
406 East 1st Street
Long Beach, California 90802