If it weren’t for the archival nature of ceramics, we’d have little insight into the rainy-day activities of ancient Greeks. Make your own lasting, creative mark with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $60 worth of local and imported pottery and clay classes at Panama Pottery, located on 24th Street.
Home to a vast inventory of beautifully crafted earthenware, Panama Pottery provides vessel-seeking visitors with a stunning spectrum of handmade local treasures and glazed, technicolored imports. Peruse the historic studio space and score an 18-inch terra-cotta fluted leg bowl ($21), sculpted by hand on the premises. Or, save yourself a plane trip and snatch up an authentic and colorful Chinese drip pot ($60 for 20”x16”), perfect for containing falling water, plants, or a smaller Chinese drip pot ($10 for 8”x9”). Today’s Groupon can also be applied to a clay or mosaic class, where artists of all abilities can learn under one of Panama’s ceramic specialists. Guests who score today’s deal will also receive a complimentary bag of potting soil, which allows plants to grow better than encasing them in amber.
Six Yelpers give Panama Pottery an average of 4.5 stars:
- Panama is a hidden gem of a place to shop for garden pottery. They have a wide variety of styles you don't see in the mega-home improvement store. I hear a few styles (jack-o-laterns) are still handmade on occasion at Panama, but not many. They carry really pretty Televera pottery from Mexico and really big pots from Vietnam. – Teresa F., Yelp