Throwing is one of the most relaxing and enjoyable things I've ever experienced. The wet clay, the spin of the wheel and the complete focus needed to manipulate the clay create a full immersion, sensory experience and you walk out afterwards hardly realizing that two hours have gone by. I highly recommend it for quality time with hubby or the kids and even if you just want to relax and create something with no pressure and no expectations.
In fact, Nada, the owner, encourages you to focus on the experience and the process rather than the final product and this is a perfect approach for children and beginners.
So this weekend, I decided to take the girls and give them a chance to experience it. Sabel took to it like a natural, spending nearly the entire time immersed in the process. She played with the clay (we tried both the lush white stone clay and then the soft brown earthy clay), creating bowls and cups and saucers, flattening it out and then building it back up. She's only seven and I was surprised with how focused and immersed she was the entire time. Safyre enjoyed it to but then got distracted by the soft furry Lujain (the resident rabbit).
The studio offers walk in classes for children, teens and adults (see pricing below) as well as full length courses, studio access, birthday parties and private events.