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 deal: for $25, you get a beginner Try It! pottery class at Hinckley Pottery, a $45 value.
Led by a former New York City gallery owner, Hinckley Pottery's experienced staff is adept at teaching fresh potters how to turn mud into masterpiece. The intimately sized, one-hour Try It! course helps patrons bone up on pottery-wheel basics and decide whether or not to pursue more-advanced wheel techniques, such as creating a vase using only your thighs. The 3,300-square-foot studio, housed in an industrial warehouse, boasts 14 electric wheels, two kick/electric combination wheels, and one treadle wheel, in addition to two electric kilns, two gas kilns, and a propane-fired raku kiln. Try it! courses are available at select times. Click here for details and to find a time to meet likeminded crafters, channel workweek stress into a mound of clay, or craft a large bowl that can hold novelty sized paper clips. Call ahead to reserve your space in class.
Hinckley Pottery does not yet have many reviews, but it has received a four-star average from three Yelpers:
- It's not only an outlet for creativity, but there is something insanely calming about playing with clay. This is like art zen. – Lindsay D.
- The classes are on the small side, which is a good thing to make sure that everyone gets a wheel, as well is able to ask questions and get help from the instructors. – Gayle G.