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 Groupon: for $30, you get two one-hour pottery and painting classes at Firehouse Gallery (a $60 value). Classes at Firehouse are geared toward individual interests and therefore cover a wide range of techniques including the wheel, hand building, and slab building. Just as a mother bird returns to her nest to paint her eggs, students will learn to create their own piece in their first class and return to paint and glaze it in their second. Clay and other materials are included in the price of today’s Groupon.
Though you'd never guess it based on its white, soot-free façade, an unassuming bungalow in East Forth Worth has seen fire from every angle. The structure began its life in 1928 as a fire station to protect the area's growing population from faulty toaster ovens, and today it serves as a gallery and workspace for flame-taming potters.
Firehouse Pottery's community-driven studio enables local artists to create new work in classes for all age groups classes. The adjoining gallery features a selection of this locally-made pottery and artwork.
Resident artist Keith Thomson creates hand-made pottery and other clay artwork under tudor half timbered gables, welcoming audiences and protégés as they enter under a gabled portico held up by thick stucco columns. The intimate space also hosts events, which range from artist receptions and BYOB gatherings to other community-driven events.
4147 Meadowbrook Dr.
Fort Worth, Texas 76103Get Directions