KC Clay Guild

KC Clay Guild

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In a Nutshell

Weekly beginner and intermediate to advanced pottery classes cover wheel throwing and hand building with the student’s choice of clay

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Reservation required. Valid only for new clients or those who have not been in the past 12 months. Valid only for option purchased. Classes begin first week of each month & 4 consecutive weeks; no make-up classes available. Appointment by email required. May be repurchased every 30 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • $90 for a four-week adult hand-building class for one ($170 value)
  • $90 for a four-week adult wheel-throwing class for one ($170 value)
  • $45 for a four-week Saturday children’s wheel-throwing or hand-building class for one ($60 value)

Pottery-class enrollment includes the student’s clay, along with glazes and firing costs.

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

This Groupon is definitely worth it. We enjoyed the class. Place is very cool. Lots of time to create your art...
Renee T. · August 18, 2016
Excellent instructors. The Groupon is a great way to see if you like it. The studio and people are very warm and friendly. I will definitely go back. I am not the creative or artsy type and I managed to make 8 bowls that I use every day !!
Dorothee W. · July 19, 2016
Super fun, laid back atmosphere with really nice people.
Yana M. · May 24, 2016

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