Clay

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406 E 1st St., Long Beach, CA 90802 406 E 1st St., Long Beach Directions
Today 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM Open All Hours
+15624954362
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When you are on the hunt for something fun to do this weekend, head to Long Beach's Clay. As you can see, this place is the place to be this weekend.

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    Closed
    Tue-Sat
    10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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Report | 2 days ago
Arrive on time, they start on the dot. So fun, learned so much, teacher was fantastic and helpful. So want to do this again. Cute area too, lots of little shops. Will do this one again and again!
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Report | 3 days ago
Alex is awesome! Wear old clothes as that is the last you will wear them.
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Report | 3 days ago
We got to make 4 things. My teacher Alex was so sweet and very hands on!
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Report | 10 days ago
Great class! Small class size, nice instructor. Fun times!
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Report | 20 days ago
This is a really fun, but may get messy so wear old clothed
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Report | a month ago
Wear comfortable clothes, have short nails so they don't clash with the clay and have fun!
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Report | a month ago
The instructor was fabulous, made it easy for a first-timer. Come prepared for an enjoyable and productive class. Highly recommend!
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Report | a month ago
My friend and I had a great time! The instructor was super nice and patient. She provided clear instructions throughout and extra assistance when needed. I made a cup, a bowel, and a vase! Definitely recommend it!
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Report | a month ago
Nice instructor. Fun class.
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Report | 2 months ago
Instructor/staff did not have a very friendly attitude. I found her approach condescending and rude at times. One person in the class became frustrated with the clay because it crumbled and I feel he was not reassured or helped to get back on track. If that were me, I would have felt frustrated as well. He walked out and never came back. Loved creating with the clay but the vibe and atmosphere of this place was not welcoming, fun or encouraging. For the price of this class, I expected a class of better quality and professionalism but was greatly disappointed.
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"The thing I like most about pottery is that it's a learned skill," says Clay Wood, the owner of the pottery studio that bears his name. "It's something you can just sit down, and practice, and just learn it. You don't have to be innately artsy or creative, it's just something that's learnable and fun for everyone."

It's true that Clay has had a bit of a head start in the art form: he began developing his classically harmonious ceramic forms starting at age 12. But he also knows what it's like to be just another weekend hobbyist. Before starting the shop, he had established a career managing high-rise condos while dreamily spinning his desk chair like a pottery wheel. Now that he's dug his hands back into the clay, he and his fellow instructors design adult and children's classes to meet the needs of aspiring ceramicists and more casual crafters alike.

All the throwing, glazing, and hand-building goes down in a colorful creativity zone bursting with incandescent designs. The studio is equipped with eight electric pottery wheels, two large hand-building tables, an entrancing in-wall kiln, and a wellspring of stunning glazes for both handmade projects and prepared forms awaiting only a painter's brush.

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