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 today's Groupon for glass-fusing classes at Clay Casa. Choose from the following options:
- For $20, you get admittance for one to a BYOB Ladies' Night glass-fusing class (a $48 value). Classes take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Choose from the following dates:
- Saturday, September 17, 2011
- Saturday, September 24, 2011
- Saturday, October 1, 2011
- Saturday, October 15, 2011
- For $25, you get admittance for two to a Beginning glass-fusing class (a $60 value). Classes take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Choose from the following dates.
Clay Casa's kiln-centered pottery and glass workshops aim to liberate creativity lingering within hands, teaching students how to forge vibrant and functional glass sculptures. During, two-hour Ladies' Night classes, gals use the studio's materials to create a fused-glass project, which the staff fires on-site once it's completed. A complimentary array of light snacks and desserts, coupled with student-brought beverages, fuels burgeoning glass mavens of any age as they learn the art of safely cutting and arranging jewel-toned shards into handcrafted home accouterments, such as a sleek sushi dish or decorative taco shell. Otherwise, duos can tap into their inner Mondrians during a 90-minute Beginning class. They'll choose a blank, preshaped template before culling the colored-glass scraps that will bring their designs to shimmery fruition. Then the atelier's fiery kiln liquefies glass creations to fuse the different pieces together tighter than sailor-tied shoelaces, yielding a cohesive final product, which may include a coaster, jewelry piece, or ornament.
At Clay Casa, hundreds of unpainted ceramic figurines wait to be finished with more than 60 kinds of glaze—and they’re not the only things waiting in the shop's wings. In addition to paint-your-own ceramics, Clay Casa houses empty mosaic shapes and varieties of glittering glass and gems that can be combined and recombined to create sparkling tesserae. If that doesn’t satisfy artistic urges, visitors can fuse glass for make-your-own votives, bowls, or luxury thimbles. Instructors also hold instructional glass-cutting classes on more involved projects such as vases and bowls.