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Pottery Class with Small, Medium, or Large Ceramic Piece for Two at Ceramics By Alice (Up to 50% Off)

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Professional artist delivers classes of basic pottery with a ceramic figurine of the customer’s choice to work with

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2 ratings1 reviews
August 25, 2020
Alice was beyond sweet and inspiring. We had so much fun chatting, painting and molding. Definitely worth the money and more. Even my teenager enjoyed
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January 11, 2020
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June 29, 2019
Awesome.....very hands on informative and fun for all
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May 19, 2019
. Had a great time with my family
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April 27, 2019
Amazing experience with Alice!
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April 26, 2019
Alice was friendly and we had a great time painting and working with the clay.
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April 3, 2019
My son and I had a wonderful night!! Much recommended.

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  • Pottery Class with Small Ceramic Piece for Two
  • Pottery Class with Medium Ceramic Piece for Two
  • Pottery Class with Large Ceramic Piece for Two

Ceramics: The Clay’s the Thing

There’s a reason ceramics have been around since the Paleolithic Period. Check out our study of the subject to fire up your appreciation for this millennia-old art form.

No matter how delicate or ornate, all ceramics come from the same stuff: highly refined dirt. Like all clay, the clay used in ceramics is essentially waterlogged soil made of mineral particles, which bond on a molecular level when baked at a certain temperature. The practice of ceramics is the art of turning this raw material into an array of pieces, sometimes with the most basic tools: two hands and some clay are all one needs to shape a pinch pot or simple figurine. Whether molded with fingers alone (called handbuilding) or shaped on a potter’s wheel to create round forms (called throwing), each piece is bisque fired—a relatively low-temperature turn in the kiln that leaves the clay dry and rigid but not quite finished. Paint-your-own-pottery studios perform all the steps up to this point, then let customers coat pots, tableware, or statuettes in colorful glazes and glossy finishes. After a final firing, the work is complete—each piece part of a 27,000-year-old tradition.

Every ceramic piece undergoes shaping and firing, but the applications of the craft have varied from the fragile beauty of dynastic Chinese porcelain to insulation for space-shuttle components. Its vast range of applications can be credited to the material’s more unusual features: though brittle, ceramic is harder than most common metals, and a ceramic knife will hold an edge far longer than a steel one. Beyond these practical advantages, ceramics also remains a part of the fine arts, and is included in modern pieces such as the playfully disturbing works of Grayson Perry, which blend satire of consumer culture with ancient forms.

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