Prior to the discovery of clay, thirsty villagers were forced to lick the moisture from river rocks or wring out fish directly into their open mouths. Create a better water-wielder with today's Groupon to Creative Fire in Wauwatosa. Choose from the following crafty options:
- For $50, you get enrollment in one three-session pottery class for adults (a $100 value).
- For $45, you get enrollment in one three-session pottery class for children 5–17 years of age (a $90 value).
Dirty your digits while dabbling in Creative Fire's three-session pottery classes, which accommodate novices and experienced artisans alike. Over a five-week span, students will make pottery during the first two sessions, take a week off for the pottery to dry, paint during a session in the fourth week, and then return to pick up and juggle their fired pieces approximately a week later. The skilled instructor leads students through various techniques: Children's classes can include pinch potting, wind chiming, nature printing, or wheel throwing, and adult classes can cover hand throwing, wheel throwing, and throw pillowing. The price of children's classes includes all clay, glazes, and firings, and the price of adult classes includes all clay, tool kits, and first firings (glazes and final firing usually range $2–$4).
Creative Fire Art & Pottery Studio
Creative Fire Art & Pottery Studio has a roomy workspace where adults and kids can learn the craft of clay. The facility hosts day and evening classes. There’s also open studio time, where students can come and go as they please to finish building a piece or see if their clay pigeon has morphed into a real pigeon. In party packages, you and a group of friends can get a room to yourselves to work with clay under the advisement of an instructor. It’s also worth it to stop in Creative Fire Art & Pottery Studio’s gallery, which feature a number of original pottery pieces.