The existence of prehistoric pottery shards paints a clear picture of ancient artisanal practices while highlighting ancestral clumsiness. Leave behind traces of your own civilization with today's Groupon: for $42, you get admission for two to a Pot Shots pottery class at Studio 101 in historic downtown Prattville (an $85 value).
Studio 101 is guided by the creative conscious of Teresa Olson, a potter who uses clay to shape social experiments involving friends, couples, and voluntary libations. Pot Shots classes take place once a month and begin with a brief studio orientation followed by a hands-on, wet-clay demonstration before students commence dirtying digits. Up to 20 adults may mingle at each Pot Shots party, which fosters a communal experience of artistic collaboration through hand tools, group seating, and, if students desire, their own bottles of wine. During the class, sculptors put their spin on a unique piece that will be dried, fired, glazed, and ready for collection about three weeks following each pottery powwow. When finished, all bowls, vases, or faux emus are sealed for safe use around dishwashers, microwaves, and your pensive pet budgie.
Teresa Olson brings an artistic passion to the art of clay making. Her Pot Shots classes ease all levels of students into the hands-on hankering of clay sculpture. Couples may book a class for an introduction into pottery, or change social routines for pairs of close friends who still spend Saturday nights playing Win, Lose, or Draw.