$25 for a 90-Minute Wheel Throwing Pottery Class at Terra Incognito ($50 Value)

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Free of commitment, beginners learn to center clay on wheels and mold it into various shapes, producing a finished pot

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Expires Feb 13th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Advance registration required. 24hr cancellation notice required. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Must be 16 or older. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$25 for 90-Minute Introduction to the Wheel Class ($50 Value)

This one-off class gives aspiring potters a chance to dip their hand-toes into clay's squishy, spinning vortex without committing to a full slate of courses. During 90 minutes of guidance by a nimble instructor, students learn how to "throw" the clay, center it on the spinning wheel and mold it into cylinders—the first step to fashioning more complex creations such as bowls, plates, and top hats for millionaire golems. By the end of the class, each person produces and decorates a pot, which will then be glazed by staff, fired in a kiln, and ready for pickup in two weeks. Groupon customers can also register for the full series of classes at a 10% discount, and they receive a 10% discount on any gallery purchases they make when attending the class.

Terra Incognito

The staff of artists working at Terra Incognito's 6,000-square-foot arts space pass on their knowledge to students, teaching them to throw clay on the wheel, build shapes by hand, or sculpt perfect teacups with their hands tied behind their backs. Groups work in classrooms furnished with different types of kilns—gas, electric, wood, or sodium-carbonate powered—each designed to handle different projects. Classes on metalworking and basket making expand the school’s scope beyond pottery. The space also functions as a gallery filled with the finished ceramic work of well-known and emerging artists.

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