$15 for a One-Hour Basic Pottery-Wheel Class at Desert Dragon Pottery (a $35 value)

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Tanith M. · 7 reviews TOP REVIEWER
Reviewed October 27, 2011
I loved their little shop. It is obvious they are serious about art - and artists - when you walk in. I love that it's unpretentious. It's like having a home studio only you don't have to give up a room in the house.


Krista C. · 2 reviews
· Reviewed 4 days ago
This place was a blast! I just thought it was a little unorganized..... I also wish we had more time to play with the clay.


Cindy G. · 28 reviews TOP REVIEWER
· Reviewed 5 days ago
It was fun but the class is a bit rushed. A lot to do in the time frame allowed. I would go back for more classes.

What You'll Get

DJ Ceramix made a name for himself by placing a slab of wet clay atop his turntable and spinning it into a beautiful vase by the end of his set. Impress the audience members of your life with today's deal: for $15, you get a one-hour basic pottery-wheel class at Desert Dragon Pottery near 17th Ave. and Happy Valley Road, a $35 value.

First-time clay slingers will gain insight into the fine art of earthen manipulation during the beginner-friendly pottery-wheel class. Under the supervision of an experienced instructor, students will soak up the basics of clay management and beginning wheel throwing techniques, gaining enough knowhow to forge three to five small during the session. Each one will then be dried and fired, similar to the process for making blazing raisins. Return two weeks later to paint or glaze each keepsake, which are then fired a second time and ready for pickup within a week. All materials necessary to complete the pottery are included: the clay itself, the tools and mud-magnetized aprons, and the non-stick spray for frying eggs on the finished product.

Fashioning worthy pots and coaxing masterful works of art from ground gunk takes a lot of practice, as proven by mounds of ancient pottery shards discarded by bored archeologists. Dig up your favorite dirty work clothes and splash onto a whirling wheel of goopy goodness, becoming one with your own personal piece of hand-shaped, fire-hardened soil.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Aug 19, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Reservation required. New clients only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Desert Dragon Pottery

"From the first time I worked extensively with clay, I felt a connection to it, and a passion for it that has never waned," asserts Michelle Katz, owner of Desert Dragon Pottery. A ceramics artist for more than a quarter century, Katz harnesses her fine arts degree and aesthetic aptitude to teach students of all levels how to exercise their imaginations. Through a roster of classes, pupils explore the shapes of vases and plates, before leaving their finished works for Michelle to fire in her self-made, gas-fired car kiln. When not teaching, Katz often exhibits her work with pottery guild Arizona Clay Association, a collection of regional artists who share with the community their insights, masterpieces, and tips for creating life-like body doubles.

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