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Led by experienced artists, pairs spin potter's wheel to craft clay masterpieces to be coated with choice of glaze & fired in kiln

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Promotional value expires Jun 30, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. 1 week cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must be 18 and older. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Clothes will get dirty from project. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Besides using a pottery wheel, the easiest way to manipulate clay is to threaten to rebury it in the dark, sandy hole where you found it. Turn clay to putty in your hands with today’s Groupon: for $60, you get a Clay Date pottery class for two at Fired Up Studios (a $120 value). Clay dates—on Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m.—include the following per person:

  • Two hours of personalized instruction
  • All supplies
  • Final piece glazed and fired, available for pickup within two weeks<p>

At Fired Up Studios, pairs of paramours or platonic pals exercise their artistic power over earthen slabs during two-hour Clay Dates led by experienced potters. Up to eight pupils, clad in expendable clothing or mud-resistant chain mail, fan out across a spacious classroom to take a spin at the potter’s wheel, turning lumps of clay into bona fide housewares. After the class, Fired Up embellishes students’ designs with the glaze of their choice, including food-safe options, and tosses them in the kiln, readying them for placing atop a rickety, 10-foot-tall shelf within two weeks. Meanwhile, all artisans are encouraged to bring their own snacks and beverages—including wine or beer—to placate their hungry muses.

Fired Up Studios

Started in 1998, Fired Up Studios has quickly evolved from a small pottery studio to an art center with classes and a gallery. Despite this growth, its mission remains the same: to raise the spirits of anyone who enters. In the 7,200-square-foot studio, experienced potters provide a judgment-free creative outlet for students and visiting artists alike, inviting them to have fun and experiment with the studio's collection of pottery wheels, kilns, and glazes. These potters also teach students how to throw clay, shape up elegant bowls and vases, and sculpt pixelization onto nude figures.

Customer Reviews

Amazing and unique experience!
Brandi J. · January 4, 2013
A clay date is a unique and fun date or group outing idea, plus you get to take something home to remember the evening.
Melissa A. · October 23, 2012
Very fun experience. Our instructor explained things very thoroughly and concisely. He let us work at our own pace and directed us well when we were struggling. Definitely recommend!
Mee P. · March 30, 2017
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    1701 East Hennepin Avenue

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    Minneapolis, MN 55414


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