Four-Week Adult Group Pottery Class for One or Two at KC Clay Guild (Up to 57% Off)

Kansas City

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In a Nutshell

Three-hour group clay classes encourage beginning or intermediate artists to hand-build or throw earthen creations

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Aug 15, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Not valid if used services in past 6 months. May redeem across visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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 KC Clay Guild. Choose between the following options:

  • For $75, you get a four-week adult pottery class for one (a $170 value).
  • For $145, you get a four-week adult pottery class for two (a $340 value).<p>

A volunteer-run ceramic cooperative, KC Clay Guild invites intrepid earth molders to partake in an enthusiastic clay-working environment. During four weekly sessions, the adult class encourages beginner or intermediate mudslingers to practice the crafts of hand-building or throwing on potting wheels, culminating in practical creations such as tableware or bicycle helmets. Twenty-five pounds of provided clay accompany fledgling potters in the instructional three-hour classes, and students are invited to return for individual studio time to prepare pieces for firing. Classes meet weekly for four successive weeks, and makeup sessions, like fire-glazed pop quizzes, should be discussed with the instructor.

KC Clay Guild

In 1988, potter Michael Smith invited a small group of peers to his home to share ideas and further explore the art of clay manipulation. After just a few meetings, the group quickly grew to include around 70 craftspeople, who started meeting at the Kansas City Art Institute instead of inside Smith's giant conch shell. These regular get-togethers laid the groundwork for the initial incarnation of KC Clay Guild, a place where artists could socialize, buy materials in bulk, and learn from one another.

Now, the volunteer-run co-op is even larger. It occupies its own facility and has vastly expanded the number of services it provides. Amidst the changes, KC Clay Guild has remained true to its initial goals, guided by a mission statement to support the clay community. Artists of all skill levels enroll in classes that cover an array of techniques, such as wheel throwing, hand building, and slip casting. Members take part in regular meetings, open-studio time, and monthly shows, and visiting artists stop by to lead workshops and repair their ceramic automobiles. The guild even offers a scholarship to high-school seniors and hosts birthday parties, team-building exercises, and family-fun nights for casual potters.

Customer Reviews

Enjoyed every minute and am happy to become a member!
Brooke K. · July 11, 2012
I had a fantastic experience and am looking forward to having more time to come back.
Cathy S. · July 9, 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed our classes with Elly. She had a lot of knowledge to impart and her classes were very fun and laid back.
Sarah B. · June 4, 2012

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