Archaeologists examine ancient pottery to identify a culture’s preferred cooking methods and to determine which of its members was the World's Greatest Dad. Make timeless memories with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $15 for one pottery class including use of clay and tools (a $30 value)
- $45 for three pottery classes including use of clay and tools (a $90 value)
- $130 for three private pottery classes including two pieces per class (a $260 value)
In three-hour sessions, instructors give hands-on guidance to no more than eight students at a time as they learn to use a variety of tools to shape clay pieces on a production-quality pottery wheel. Use of tools and up to one bag of clay are included; extra fees based on the size of the piece will apply for firing and glazing. Private sessions include the firing and glazing of two pieces per class. Classes can be scheduled from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday–Thursday and at 9 a.m., 1 p.m., and 4 p.m. Saturday–Sunday.
Create in Clay School of Ceramics
Entrenched in the eclectic North Oakland and Berkeley art scene, Create in Clay School of Ceramics unites a fine-arts gallery of locally produced wares and an art-instruction facility under one roof. Inside the roomy studio, master ceramicists impart pottery-forging know-how to students, who perch behind 10 ceramics wheels and multiple hand-building stations as they create, glaze, and fire custom pieces. The seasoned artisans tailor each tutorial’s subject matter to guests’ individual skill level, striving to keep class sizes small to ensure unrestricted interaction and afford pupils the chance to ask questions about what to do when clay is haunted by ghosts.
“Really friendly, knowledgeable and good instruction. Will definitely go back.”
“Great hands on learning. I truly felt empowered to create my own masterpiece. ”