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 from Four Options
- $30 for two wheel-throwing classes for one (a $60 value)
- $59 for two wheel-throwing classes for two (a $120 value)
- $30 for two hand-building classes for one (a $60 value)
- $59 for two hand-building class for two (a $120 value)
Wheel-throwing classes tackle the basics such as centering, opening, and altering clay forms and include one-on-one instruction. During hand-building classes, instructors teach techniques including slab construction, glazing, and how to make pinch pots, boxes, and sculptures. All classes are two hours long.
The Clay Center of St. Petersburg
The smooth, rounded teapots and plates of Lyn Van Voorst. The modern shapes and exaggerated textures sculpted by Wendy Durand. Pat Underwood's dreaming woman, who has a bird's nest where her heart should be. These are just a few of the creations from the resident artists at The Clay Center of St. Petersburg. Here, many of these artists, including Van Voorst and Underwood, lead classes in pottery construction, teaching students how to transform clay into dishes, sculptures, and busts of their favorite landlord. The artists also display their pieces in the center's gallery, which guests can peruse during class breaks or events.