Archaeologists examine ancient pottery to identify a culture’s preferred cooking methods and to determine which of its members was the World’s Greatest Dad. Make timeless memories with today’s Groupon to Timmy Hord Studio, located inside Art in the Dairy. Choose between the following options:
- For $70, you get an Introduction to Clay wheel or hand-building class for two people (a $150 value).
- For $130, you get an Introduction to Clay Hand-Building class for four people (a $300 value).<p><p>
Artist Timmy Hord, who has created art in a variety of media since the mid 1970s, extends her studio and artistic savvy to teach students of varying experience levels how to sculpt their own pottery. In private two-student classes, participants age 12 and older manipulate mounds of clay spinning on pottery wheels as they learn to forge round pieces with elegant uniformity. Larger groups use the 2–3 hour lesson to knead hand-built masterpieces, creating unique trinkets to display on a home mantel or to sneak into the MoMA. Although Hord’s Introduction to Clay classes are structured for beginners, the clay-shaper can also tailor the session to suit more experienced sculptors. After class, an authentic kiln fires each creation to glazed perfection, and students can pick up their terra cotta treasures at a later date or send for them via a very careful homing pigeon.
Timmy Hord Studio
An accomplished ceramics artist and oil painter—who also enjoys walking her dogs and yoga—Timmy Hord shares her vast artistic expertise in her studio and classroom, located inside Art in the Dairy. Furnished with pottery wheels, Timmy’s studio hosts both wheel-throwing and hand-building personalized classes, during which students are guided through the process of making their own beautiful and functional decorative clay works.