The existence of prehistoric pottery shards paints a clear picture of ancient artisanal practices while highlighting ancestral clumsiness. Leave behind traces of your own civilization with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $30 for a two-hour BYOB wheel-throwing pottery lesson for one (a $60 value)
- $55 for a two-hour BYOB wheel-throwing pottery lesson for two (a $120 value)
- $160 for a three-hour BYOB wheel-throwing pottery party for six (a $540 value)
With instructor guidance and provided materials, students spin two pieces while sipping BYO beverages. After creating a pair of vases or his-and-her fork holders, artisans release their pieces to studio pros who fire them and prepare them for pickup within seven days.
Charlie Parker Pottery
Charlie Parker set his clay career spinning in 1967 at age 14 when he worked as a part-time clay-mixer at Minnesota Clay Company. As his passion began to flourish, he chased it to the studio of Warren Westerberg, working as an apprentice and molding himself into a master of form and expression. Today, Charlie's 3,600-square-foot workshop offers plenty of space for classes and open-studio time. Under his guidance, aspiring artists of all experience levels make their own projects from Continental and Laguna clays available for purchase. Charlie's artisans also offer their own pieces for sale in the gallery, including figurines and bottles guaranteed to be free of tricksome genies.