Archaeologists examine ancient pottery to identify a culture’s preferred cooking methods and to determine which of its members was the World's Greatest Dad. Make timeless memories with today's Groupon: for $50, you get three wheel clay-sculpting classes at A Colorful Universe in San Marcos (up to a $100 value). Each class includes clay, throwing wheel, instruction, one firing, and glazing.
A Colorful Universe's experienced staffers invite all levels of porcelain pupils to acquire clay-throwing knowhow in an artist-friendly studio. During 1.5- and 3-hour pottery-making sessions, a knowledgeable clay molder narrates the finer points of mudslinging as sculptors dirty their digits while crafting bowls, plates, and mugs on spinning wheels. Still in a wet state, each pupil's finished piece can be sheathed in an array of special paints, leaving colorful markings and cryptic love notes, before a solo firing session hardens personal projects. Once personally crafted knickknacks have cooled, guests can take them home as gifts or as sacrifices to mystical mantels.
Though A Colorful Universe sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
A Colorful Universe
Pottery holds a unique place in human history: from clay bowls to sterling platters, housewares are both practical and artistic, at once a means of sustenance and a medium of expression. The latter is especially clear at A Colorful Universe, a vibrant workspace that immerses visitors in a cosmos of creativity, where they're free to transform pottery items, clay, and glass into personalized pieces of art. Along with regular classes, camps, and parties, special events enhance the experience of creating with activities suited for couples on a date or college students taking a night off from studying the dean's weaknesses. No matter the event, the studio's friendly staff is always available to demonstrate new techniques and help finish the pieces in the kiln.