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 Between Two Options
- $10 for $20 worth of paint-your-own pottery. Coffee mugs range from $10 to $17, plates range from $9 to $60, and vases range from $10 to $50.
- $25 for a pottery or ceramics class for two adults or children, ages 3 and older (up to a $50 value)<p>
Classes lead students through the creation of expressive, one-of-a-kind clay sculptures with all materials, glazing, and firing provided. During class, students work on a single project, such as sculpting a textured clay vase or decorative clay bird. Cutie Pie sessions tailor material to clay-shaping maestros aged 3 and 4. The studio will be open every day during spring break for paint-your-own pottery and classes. The class schedule varies; please call or send a homing pigeon to make a reservation.<p>
Ceramics by Tess
Ceramics by Tess's sunny studio welcomes adults and children to craft one-of-a-kind creations in a fun, supportive environment. Against a lilac wall in the warmly lit entryway, more than 6,000 ceramics await creative types to emblazon their utilitarian canvases in paint-your-own pottery sessions. A rainbow of acrylic paints and shiny glazes transforms the blank objects into original works of art, from a coffee mug emblazoned with World's Best Third Cousin Twice Removed to a piggybank filled with glazed dollar bills.
The studio also proffers hands-on, all-inclusive classes, which guide groups through the shaping of a single item, such as a bird molded from a lump of clay. Children as young as 3 may participate in some classes, and adults take over the shop Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. onward, sipping BYOB drinks and crafting more complex structures, such as life-size replicas of the Great Wall of China.