Like baking a homemade pie, crafting a handmade pot requires clay, an oven, and a working space big enough for no more than two Stooges. Sculpt a masterpiece without any slapstick with today’s Groupon to The Red Door Pottery Studio in Kittery. Choose from the following three options:
- For $20, you get $40 worth of Elaine Fuller’s pottery.
- For $22, you get a 60-minute private pottery lesson (a $50 value).
- For $28, you get 60-minute semiprivate pottery lesson for two (a $75 value).
Seasoned clay handler Elaine Fuller uses her 30 years of experience to guide students of all skill and age levels through private pottery lessons, as well as to craft elegant pieces of stoneware for purchase. Fuller cultivates an encouraging and customized experience for guests and their crafty companions, providing all the necessary supplies to sculpt bowls, pitchers, and ancient terra cotta dinner guests. Beginners will become versed in the malleable language of clay, learn rudimentary wheel techniques, and train on specialized equipment—including slab rollers, extruders, and nuclear particle accelerators—before decorating and glazing their finished products. More advanced pupils can tackle a project of their choice, developing a keener artistic eye under Elaine’s tutelage.
Those looking for professionally crafted pieces of pottery can peruse Elaine’s elegant table toppers. With a little bird perched squarely on its lid, the 3-inch porcelain teapot livens up any tea party ($30), while a 12-inch stoneware platter—which is more durable, but far less flexible than its cousin, the sportswear platter—adorns festive dining rooms with its delicate ornamentations and earthy colors ($40).
44 Government St.
Kittery, Maine 03904