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What You'll Get
- Private Lesson for One With Supplies and 60 Minutes of Wheel Rental
- Private Lesson for Two with Supplies and 60 Minutes of Wheel Rental
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 120 days. Reservation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Don's Pottery Shop
1. What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
I specialize in introduction to pottery lessons on the wheel for recommended ages 9 and up. Whereas other businesses focus on bringing in large groups, I enjoy working with individuals, couples, best friends, siblings, and small groups of friends.
2. What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I was approaching retirement and was looking for something to do. My daughter was taking ceramics at the local community college, so my wife suggested I take a class with her. One day my instructor said "Don, so you're retiring soon, what do you want to do?" Without hesitation, I said "THIS!" I spent most of my spare time assisting with workshops and learning the basics. As I got better, I found myself helping the new students with basic techniques. The college only offers classes a semester at a time, so I'm able to provide a service for the person who always wanted to try pottery, but can't commit to a whole semester.
3. What do you love most about your job?
Since I tell my customers that my goal is for them to come away from the session with a wonky little pot and a good time, I'd have to say it's seeing my customers smiling and talking about what a great time they had.
4. What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
The best reaction I ever got was a customer who surprised her husband with a pottery lesson for his birthday. She and her had taken ceramics in college and really enjoyed it, so she booked a lesson with me. After the lesson, she asked "Did I do good?" He smiled and gave her a big kiss. Their picture is featured on my website.