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.
Choose from Three Options
- $40 for one 90-minute private pottery lesson for one ($80 value)
- $60 for one 90-minute private pottery lesson for two ($120 value)
- $75 for a series of three 60-minute private pottery lessons for one ($150 value)
The series of three lessons allows students to go into more depth while learning techniques, including experimenting with high-fire glazing techniques.
The word "rokuro" means "potter's wheel" in Japanese, and it is absolutely essential for any ceramic artist's vocabulary. It's not just a tool but a symbol that represents the cyclical nature of life and a person's ability to shape their surroundings into something beautiful. And Andrew Jacoff's Rokuro Pottery is a place where students can sit before the wheel and learn how to shape their own piece of stoneware clay art.
Jacoff is an accomplished potter with an art degree from Skidmore College, and his own pieces have been featured in many high-profile galleries. His aesthetic range touches on everything from classic Japanese design to modern chic.
During lessons at Rokuro Pottery, he stresses craftsmanship and attention to detail to students of all ages. With Jacoff as their guide during one-on-one lessons, they learn to throw the hump, build pieces on the rokuro, add texture to surfaces, and fire their own creations in the glaze kiln. In addition to making their own bowls and vases, art lovers can purchase one of Jacoff's pieces.