seasonal throwing experiences

couples challenge

Learn key steps for throwing while spending time with your valentine for some hands on creative fun.

You will work on one pottery wheel to create two handmade pottery pieces by shaping and molding the clay together.

Experiences starting at $85 per couple. No experience needed. BYOB 21 and up.

throw-a-heart

Make handmade heart-shaped pottery using the potters wheel.

Experiences starting at $54. No experience needed. BYOB 21 and up.

Book by 1/26 to enjoy FREE glaze.

What to Expect

Tell Me More About the Sessions.

In these sessions, you and your guests get to roll up your sleeves and get your hands messy with clay while your artist-instructor guides you through the steps of making handmade pottery.

Handmade pottery will remain in the studio for 2-3 weeks to dry and bisque fire in the kiln. Once bisque fired, your can return to the studio and apply a ceramic glaze to add color and shine. Glazed pottery will require a second firing.

During Throwing Experiences, you will make your project using a potters wheel.

Hand-Building projects are made at a workbench.

Will I get messy? What should I wear?

Throwing Experiences

You will get messy from the elbows down. So short sleeves or sleeves you can roll up are recommended. Don't wear watches or bracelets, rings are ok.

Keep in mind that you will need to straddle the pottery wheel, so leggings or comfortable pants are suggested.

Sometimes shoes can get splashed with water or clay so you can either take them off or wear shoes that you don't mind getting messy.

Clay doesn't typically stain clothes but we do have a limited number of aprons available if needed.

Hand-Building Experiences

Unlike our pottery wheel experiences, you will not get very messy. Short sleeves or sleeves you can roll up are recommended. You will be sitting on a bar stool or standing, so comfortable shoes are suggested.

Clay doesn't typically stain clothes but we do have a limited number of aprons available if needed.

Do I Need To Glaze My Pottery?

Glazing your pottery is not required, however if you plan on using your pottery for anything other than decoration, it should be completely glazed.

Glaze not only adds color and shine, but because it is fired on, it also waterproofs your pottery and makes it food-safe and dishwasher safe.

Unglazed pottery should only be used for decorative purposes.

What Else Do I Need to Know

MAKING HANDMADE POTTERY TAKES TIME AND THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES!

Smashed Clay projects and experiences are designed using our proprietary method, techniques and tools to help jumpstart your project.

However, it takes years to learn the art of handmade pottery. While we hope your finished project turns out exactly as you envisioned, there is no guarantee that your handmade pottery will make it through the entire process and/or result in what you set out to make.

Thick pottery may take longer to dry. Pottery that is too thick, too thin or constructed in a manner that creates stress during the drying or firing process may crack, break or explode. Pottery can take 2-3+ weeks to dry, prepare and bisque fire. You can monitor the status of on our website.