Archaeologists examine ancient pottery to identify a culture’s preferred cooking methods and to determine which of its members was the World's Greatest Dad. Make timeless memories with today's Groupon: for $17, you get a 90-minute “Try It!” pottery workshop at T Pots Pottery in Truckee, CA (a $35 value). Classes are held from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on September 11, October 9, November 13, and December 13.
T Pots Pottery encourages budding sculptors to try their talents at 90 minutes of loam-laden craftsmanship. Designed for fledgling clay creators, the "Try It!" workshop will set students on an inaugural spin round the potter's wheel as they mold and manhandle earth into bowls, vases, and luminous candelabras.
Silt-stained students receive free use of equipment, up to 25 pounds of clay, studio glaze, and access to the firing process. Adobe artisans can each paint their favorite piece and pick up artwork three weeks later, after it has been fired in bellows of a plus-size Foreman grill. T Pots asks that all terra-cotta craftsmen bring towels and comfortable clothing they don't mind getting dirty, and that long hair be tied back and nails trimmed.
11012 Donner Pass Rd.
Truckee, California 96161