Besides using a pottery wheel, the easiest way to manipulate clay is to threaten to rebury it in the dark, sandy hole where you found it. Turn clay to putty in your hands with this Groupon.
$11 for $20 Toward Pottery Painting or Throwing
Guests may paint pre-existing pieces ($10+), or rent a pottery wheel to craft their own ($25 per hour, including access to paints and firing).
Paint 'n Party Family Art Studio
Inside Paint ‘n Party’s kilns, glowing heat seals the vibrant glazes layered upon figurines and dishes, and bakes pieces fresh from the pottery wheel. Out in the colorful orange and blue studio space, guests use equally vivid pigments to paint a cheery selection of objects, or shape original vessels with hand and wheel. The festive atmosphere serves as an ideal site for a birthday party, complete with smocks, craft materials, and bowls glazed to look like cakes. But crafters can also simply drop in for a quick creative pick-me-up to keep those kilns chugging away.