Artists always want muses without realizing they are a big responsibility, demanding regular walks, a ticket to every sunset, and smoothies made of old pastels and Greek yogurt. Cultivate your creativity an easier way with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a ceramics class (a $40 value) at The ClayGround Studio & Gallery in Savage.
Led by experienced artisan Charlene Randolph, ClayGround's beginner-friendly ceramics classes teach fresh potters the art of turning mud into masterpieces. During the intimately sized courses, first-time clay-slingers will soak up the basics of clay management and wheel-throwing techniques, gaining enough knowledge to forge their own finely whirled bowl or beautifully melded candle holder. Each work of art is then dried and fired to crispy perfection. For the accessory-inclined, the studio also offers a bead and pendants class, in which budding designers can create their own texture sheet, which is then transformed into ceramic pendants and beads—perfect for stringing your own bedazzling neckwear or artistic wrist wrap.
Classes are held in ClayGround's modern pottery studio and are taught by friendly instructors, who will encourage you to release your inner da Vinci before he uses your appendix to invent a moonplane. All materials necessary to complete the project are included: the clay itself, tools, fire-breathing kiln, and a plethora of paint colors for rendering your teacher's likeness on the finished product.
The ClayGround Studio & Gallery
While other children were playing outside Charlene Randolph's bedroom window, she was buried in her coloring books, scribbling intently with her crayons. This passion for two-dimensional art led her to take a slew of illustration classes in high school, but it wasn't until college that she discovered the clay medium and the world of functional, three-dimensional art. Tossing her canvases and drawing pencils to the side, Charlene became the primary instructor at The ClayGround Studio & Gallery, a BYOB workshop that provides novice potters with all the tools, materials, and fire-breathing abilities needed to craft stoneware art. Charlene's own masterpieces are available for purchase through the studio's website or at various boutiques and galleries across the country.
Savage - Guilford
8600 Foundry St.
Savage, Maryland 20763Get Directions