Hand-Building or Wheel-Throwing Pottery Workshop at Greenwich House Pottery (64% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Students learn one of two techniques for making pottery—hand-building and wheel-throwing—in a two-hour BYOB workshop

The Fine Print

Expires 120 days after purchase. Limit 5 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 18 or older to attend; 21 or older for alcohol. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Pottery is one of the oldest human art forms, predating even animated GIFs. Spin the wheel of history with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $29 for a BYOB hand-building pottery class ($80 value)
  • $29 for a BYOB wheel-throwing pottery class ($80 value)

Choose between a hand-built or wheel-thrown pottery workshop. The hand-built workshop teaches basic coiling, slabbing, and pinching techniques en route to creating a shape that will be fired, glazed, and available for pickup within three weeks. During the wheel-throwing workshop, students spend their time at the potter’s wheel, learning basic functions and techniques. No pottery will be completed or kept in this course. Both two-hour classes run concurrently on Fridays at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Greenwich House Pottery

An offshoot of Greenwich House, an institution founded in 1902 to "help individuals lead more fulfilling lives," Greenwich House Pottery has served as an artistic outlet for the community for more than a century. Classes teach students the techniques of crafting pottery by hand or on the wheel, and the Jane Hartsook Gallery's collection of ceramics lets visitors fulfill their cultural appetite without having to eat crumpled-up beat poems. Despite the general laidback atmosphere, the school's program has attracted such accomplished kiln-folk as Peter Voulkos and Margaret Israel as guest teachers throughout the years.