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 to The Clayroom in Brookline. Choose between the following options:
- For $45, you get four pottery-sculpting and mosaic classes for one (a $100 value).
- For $80, you get four pottery-sculpting and mosaic classes for two (a $200 value).<p>
The Clayroom’s knowledgeable staff helps budding artisans create their own ceramic masterpieces during hands-on pottery-sculpting and mosaic sessions, which include all the supplies necessary for churning out art. During the first two classes, dexterous digits learn to pinch and coil clay, building original sculptures that they can later slather with an unlimited amount of vibrant paint or a finite quantity of drab sasquatch fur. Clay whisperers then place freshly colored works in progress in a kiln for firing and return to The Clayroom a few days later to retrieve their finished creations.
The second pair of classes assembles artists in training for a mosaic soiree. After choosing their canvases from a selection of trivets, wall plaques, and picture frames, guests arrange tesserae into geometric patterns or replicas of famous pointillist paintings. Students prepare their creations for a lifetime of looking pretty by grouting their mosaics during the final class session. Like a candle’s grandmother, two working fireplaces cultivate a warm, inviting atmosphere inside the studio, which treats guests to free pizza on Tuesday nights.
At The Clayroom, an evening spent decorating bisque pottery pieces can spark conversation and unleash each guest's inner artist. Visitors hunker down next one of the studio’s two working fireplaces and work on their selected pottery pieces. After choosing anything from coffee mugs or butter dishes to cereal bathtubs, painters brush on various paints to create their own inimitable pieces of art. The studio kicks open its doors for birthday parties and baby showers, and hosts weekly events as Pizza Night and Wine and Cheese Night.