Archaeologists examine ancient pottery to identify a culture’s preferred cooking methods and to determine which of its members were the World’s Greatest Dad. Craft artifacts with today’s Groupon to Dew Claw Studios in Pawtucket. Choose between the following options, which do not include material fees:
- For $50, you get two one-hour, private intro to pottery lessons for two people (a $140 value).
- For $95, you get an eight-week Wheel 1 pottery course for one person (a $195 value).<p>
Class times are flexible and can take place on any day of the week other than Friday.
The seasoned instructors and artisans of Dew Claw Studios purvey pottery know-how to create practical pieces and ceramic artwork. Novice potters and mid-level clay shapers alike can team up for private lessons to start a new project or finesse a visionary work in progress, such as an extra-firm pillow or a pile of shards. Alternatively, the eight-week Wheel 1 pottery course guides amateur handlers in the basics of the pre-firing forming process. Students fashion cups, bowls, and rainproof hats using the wheel’s centripetal action before studying glazing technique. The course includes bisque and glaze firing for in-class items, so newborn treasures can withstand trips to the opera.
Dew Claw teacher and co-owner John Mitchell was featured in Jason Caminiti’s Pawtucket Rising, a film documenting the town’s cultural revitalization. The roomy studio offers artists plenty of space for working at its large wooden tables or regaining balance after standing on a pottery wheel.