DJ Ceramix made a name for himself by placing a slab of wet clay atop his turntable and spinning it into a beautiful vase by the end of his set. Impress the audience members of your life with today's deal: for $30, you get a 90-minute pottery lesson for two at The Broken Mold, located on Troy's historical market block (a $60 value).
Since December 2005, this stoneware workshop has incubated the creative impulses of experienced and aspiring clay-wranglers while retailing ready-made decorative and functional pots and assorted other crafts. Instigate an incursion into clayware crafts for yourself and a partner with today’s deal, which can be tailored for rookies and veterans alike. During their lesson, students get an illustrative demonstration of basic techniques before bringing their own small ceramic creations to life using lightning and ancient chants. After glazing and kiln-firing their items, class-goers can take them home to perch on a mantel or wear as a fashionable headpiece. The Broken Mold's online schedule lists all offered classes, but call ahead to confirm your date and time.
The Times Union home décor blog favorably reviewed The Broken Mold:
- Are you in need of finding an affordable yet original gift? Look no further than the Broken Mold in Troy. – Eliza DeRocker, Times Union
The Broken Mold
Sun pours past window planters full of flowers, rippling across the handcrafted bowls and vases that line The Broken Mold’s walls. Artists practice their craft in The Broken Mold’s calm, inviting studio space, and pupils of all levels build their skills by enrolling in lessons or by observing skilled studio potters. The Broken Mold sells and showcases the work of local artists with events throughout the year.