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 Three Options
- $30 for 1 three-hour Intro to Pottery class (a $65 value)
- $80 for a 6-week pottery course (a $222.50 value)
- $155 for a 12-week pottery course (a $445 value)
For the pottery course, participants meet once a week for two hours. View the schedule and class descriptions here.
During each class, students mold reclaimed clay into personalized pieces. The studio's experienced potters provide instruction in hand molding, spinning the pottery wheel, and pressing clay into newsprint to make inverse Charlie Browns. There is an additional firing fee to have pieces glazed and finished.
The New Phoenix Pottery
Beneath a protective sheet of plastic wrap, newly formed bowls and vases in all shapes wait their turn to enter the fiery kiln that will turn them into finished pieces of pottery. These pieces are the end results of The New Phoenix Pottery's classes, which take place six days a week and allow beginning and advanced students to mold reclaimed clay either by hand or atop a spinning pottery wheel. Both adults and children can attend, providing a multigenerational outlet for artistic dreams or a healthy release of pent-up anger at Clay Aiken.