Besides a pottery wheel, the easiest way to manipulate clay is to threaten to rebury it in the dark, sandy hole where you found it. Make sure clay turns to putty in your hands with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $19 for one BYOB ceramics class (a $40 value)
- $35 for two BYOB ceramics classes (a $40 value)
- $65 for four BYOB ceramics classes (a $152 value)
Available classes include wheel throwing and hand building, which imparts on students a variety of clay-shaping techniques, such as extrusion, slabbing, coiling, pinching, and roundhouse kicking. Pupils return to glaze stoneware with color coatings before the instructor fires pieces in an electric kiln. All materials and tools are included and classes are offered at various times Monday–Saturday.
The ClayGround Studio & Gallery
While other children were playing outside Charlene Randolph's bedroom window, she was buried in her coloring books, scribbling intently with her crayons. This passion for two-dimensional art led her to take a slew of illustration classes in high school, but it wasn't until college that she discovered the clay medium and the world of functional, three-dimensional art. Tossing her canvases and drawing pencils to the side, Charlene became the primary instructor at The ClayGround Studio & Gallery, a BYOB workshop that provides novice potters with all the tools, materials, and fire-breathing abilities needed to craft stoneware art. Charlene's own masterpieces are available for purchase through the studio's website or at various boutiques and galleries across the country.