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
- $30 for a three-week series of intro to wheel-throwing classes or a three-week series of hand-building classes (a $60 value)
- $59 for both a three-week series of intro to wheel-throwing classes and a three-week series of hand-building classes (a $120 value) <p>
Four to ten students pick up included clay and tools to sculpt and coil unique forms in hand-building classes and throw a simple pot in wheel-throwing classes. Call at least one week ahead to schedule your class.<p>
Creative Branch's studio is guaranteed to nurture intimate, hands-on classes: with table and counter space for only 14 people, an instructor is never out of reach as students work clay into spontaneous hand-built shapes or sleek wheel-thrown bowls and vases. Albino dinosaurs and rhinos glance shyly from shelves of bisqueware, waiting to bloom into vibrantly painted decorations in guests' hands and then undergo professional glazing and firing.
Clayworkers might find further inspiration in the resident artists' handmade wares. Available in the shop and online, the collection brims with rustic mugs, dangly earrings, and abstract conversation pieces, ideal for keeping dinner guests from noticing that half the plates are just newspaper torn into circles.