Three Weekly One-Hour Pottery Classes for One, Two, or Four at Miracle Pottery (Up to 50% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Create unique piece of pottery under the tutelage of a skilled potter; all materials & firing of finished work included

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Clay and glaze are included. Pottery tools are available to be purchased or rented. Hand building or pottery wheels offered. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • $55 for three weekly one-hour pottery classes for one person ($95 value)
  • $99 for three weekly one-hour pottery classes for two people ($190 value)
  • $189 for three weekly one-hour pottery classes for four people ($380 value)

Kiln Firing: Transformation Through Evaporation

Ceramics are some of history’s most enduring objects. Check out Groupon’s study of how a lump of clay becomes a piece of art to last a lifetime.

Though it was once clay, a ceramic pot will never revert back to a moldable state—not even when an archeologist digs it up in 2,000 years hoping it contains fossilized cookies. This permanent transformation is due to the pot’s adolescent incubator, the kiln, whose scalding belly fundamentally alters the molecular make-up of clay as it bakes inside. In its pliable state, clay is composed of silica and alumina molecules lightly bonded by molecules of water. For the transformation to occur, these water molecules have to go, and the heat of a kiln causes the moisture to evaporate. This process must happen slowly, however, lest the water turn to steam and cause the piece to explode.

Once the kiln reaches water’s boiling temperature (212 degrees Fahrenheit), much of the moisture has left—except for the molecules bonding the clay together, which don’t evaporate until around 572 degrees. At this point, no amount of water splashed onto the clay will wake it up or make it pliable again, but the sauna session isn’t over yet. Further milestones are reached at 1,063 degrees, when the silica oxide molecules rearrange themselves (a process called quartz inversion), and at 1,652 degrees, when the individual clay particles begin to fuse together (or sinter). At this point, the clay pot can adopt its new name: ceramic pot, Esq.

Here, a crossroads: if the process stops now, the piece could serve as a bisque, which can be painted or glazed and fired again later. But if the fire rages on, the ceramic will eventually reach a stage of vitrification, in which the particles bond together fully until it’s impervious to water. Shortly after this point, the artist must start cooling the kiln or risk melting the piece into an unusable blob suitable only for a last-minute Father’s Day gift.

A Chat with Miracle Pottery

What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? We inspire children to reach beyond and create art that is unique to them. By doing so, children feel empowered to be creative and expressive.

Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring? Pottery tools are available to purchase or rent.

What was the inspiration to start or run this business? We believe that everyone is an artist. We would love to help everybody to explore their creativity.

What do you love most about your job? It’s amazing to see just what children design when given the freedom to explore and to express themselves creatively!

A Chat with Miracle Pottery

What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We inspire children to reach beyond and create art that is unique to them. By doing so, children feel empowered to be creative and expressive.

Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
Pottery tools are available to purchase or rent.

What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We believe that everyone is an artist. We would love to help everybody to explore their creativity.

What do you love most about your job?
It’s amazing to see just what children design when given the freedom to explore and to express themselves creatively!

Customer Reviews

My son and I did this together and loved it!! We loved the pieces we made and learned so much about using the pottery wheel.
DARCEY F. · May 24, 2016
The woman running the shop was so incredibly helpful and patient with the group of toddlers we brought in We had a great experience painting pottery for a Grandparent gift!
Sandra T. · December 16, 2015
Had a great time Plan to do it again!
Brett K. · November 17, 2015
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    1454 Buford Highway

    Cumming, GA 30041

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