Crafting your way into someone's cupboard is the craftiest way into his or her heart. Create a heartfelt cupboarding pass with today's deal: for $20, you get a 90-minute Try It Once clay-working experience at Yourist Studio Gallery in Ann Arbor (a $40 value). Workshops are available Friday evenings at 7 p.m. and Saturday afternoons at 1 p.m. from February 4 through May 21.
Yourist Studio Gallery plays host to a medley of knowledge-slinging sessions inside its bright and modern workshop. The expansive studio and gallery is festooned with pottery wheels, worktables, a slab roller, clay extruder, glaze room, spray booth, kiln, and one incredibly tiny pottery gnome with commitment issues. During the Try it Once clay-working experience, veteran and spattered hands guide amateur clay-workers through the act of wielding the pottery wheel and clay. Students will be introduced to the basics of the art form and can pick up their one or two finished, hand-hugging masterpieces after its required kiln firings within three weeks.