Artistic expression can take the form of a vibrant painting, a stunning sculpture, or front-yard hedges trimmed into the shape of longing. Let creativity blossom with today's Groupon: for $40, you get three adult pottery classes and a $5 gift certificate for in-store items at Earth & Soul Pottery (up to an $83 value). Classes meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.
At Earth & Soul, instructor, owner, and acclaimed artist Sarah Sorenson-Coppi cultivates the budding skills of novice potters in two-hour classes that cap at six students. Students master the fundamentals on provided materials, creating a mosaic masterpiece, sculpting a pulchritudinous platter, or spinning cylindrical pieces on a wheel or record turntable. Glaze then licks the creations before a kiln hardens them. After creating a piece of art, visit the store to peruse small bowls, little spoons and spreaders, and ornaments (all $5 each) that show off Earth & Soul's global aesthetic. Call at least two weeks in advance to schedule your first class with Sarah and to discuss which secret crock-pot recipe you'll share with the class.
East Bayside - India Street
34 Washington Ave.
Portland, Maine 04101