$45 for Three Pottery Classes at Create in Clay School of Ceramics in Oakland ($90 Value)

Create in Clay School of Ceramics Oak Center

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Customer Reviews

71 Ratings

Love making clay stuff! Chris and Heidi are both super friendly and helpful!
Niki R. · December 18, 2011
Great place to learn ceramics.
Steve T. · December 11, 2011
Prepare to get messy and have a lot of fun! Lauren was a great teacher and you'll be amazed what you can create!
Celeste W. · September 15, 2014

What You'll Get


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 $45, you get three classes at Create in Clay School of Ceramics in Oakland (a $90 value).

Entrenched in the West Oakland art scene, Create in Clay imparts wheel-throwing tenderfoots and experienced crockery constructors alike with spinning-wheel and hand-building ceramic know-how. Master ceramicists oversee three-hour classes, tailoring subject matter to students' skill levels. Class size is capped at seven students to provide participants with instructor interaction and the chance to ask questions about coil-pot composition and what to do when your clay is haunted by ghosts. Pottery pupils can choose from wheel-throwing or sculpture-building classes and perfect techniques for crafting mantle-adorning vases, coffee mugs, and ceramic fanny pouches. Classes are scheduled Saturdays–Wednesdays between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m.

Eager terra-cotta trainees will get up to one complimentary bag of clay and all the necessary beginners' tools for their first class; they must furnish their own cone-five clay (and prove it is cone five or close) or purchase clay for $8 at their second and third classes. Following each session, students will be sent home with a new punch in their punch card and a write-up detailing the day's activities. As when eating a sloppy joe in church, students should dress appropriately and expect to get dirty. Students who wish to fire their work may choose to pay an additional firing fee of around $30 per 2 cubic feet, and firing fees may fluctuate based on gas prices.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Sep 22, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1/visit. Reserv required; subj to avail. Must be 8 or older or accompanied by an adult. Firing fees not included. Not valid with other offers. Redeemable across. Tax included. visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Create in Clay School of Ceramics


Entrenched in the eclectic North Oakland and Berkeley art scene, Create in Clay School of Ceramics unites a fine-arts gallery of locally produced wares and an art-instruction facility under one roof. Inside the roomy studio, master ceramicists impart pottery-forging know-how to students, who perch behind 10 ceramics wheels and multiple hand-building stations as they create, glaze, and fire custom pieces. The seasoned artisans tailor each tutorial’s subject matter to guests’ individual skill level, striving to keep class sizes small to ensure unrestricted interaction and afford pupils the chance to ask questions about what to do when clay is haunted by ghosts.

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