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Couples Ceramics and Welding Art Class

Romulus, United States

Experience hosted by Casey

2 hoursHosted in English, Spanish, and French
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 2 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

This two-hour experience at Hot Art Studios includes one piece of pottery and one sculpture (or two pots if you chose to only do ceramics).
I teach you three basic hand movements that helps you make a very useful and beautiful pot almost instantly. Then, you can throw as many additional pots as you’d like for $10/each. Many visitors make a dozen pieces to supplement their everyday pottery items. The pottery process takes about a month to complete. Shipping costs are based on the number of pieces.

Our welding experience uses MIG and Oxy-Acetylene in my wood stove heated welding studio. We discuss a concepts and then I supervise you forging and welding the basic shapes and then add the details that make your sculpt a one of a kind work of art.

As you explore these two art forms, two hours may not be enough time. Some artists have stayed 4 hours to complete their projects. I’ll stay with you to help complete a build and ask for a $60 per hour, (Billed at $1 per minute) add on fee for my time and studio costs after the first 2.5 hours.

Finally, we do our paperwork while your sculpture cools. I give you a goody bag filled with fun stuff, take a picture of you with your sculpt and email you pictures and videos I took of you during your experience. Then you take your sculpture and newfound artist mojo and a month or so later, get a box of pottery spectacularness!!
This two-hour experience at Hot Art Studios includes one piece of pottery and one sculpture (or two pots if you chose to only do ceramics).
I teach you three basic hand movements that helps you make a very useful and beautiful pot almost instantly. Then, you can throw as many additional pots as you’d like for $10/each. Many visitors make a dozen pieces to supplement their everyday pottery items. The pottery process takes about a month to…

What's included

  • Equipment
    All supplies and safety clothing is provided along with an optional edited...

Meet your host, Casey

Host on Airbnb since 2013
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Hello friends! I'm Casey McDonald. I have run the Spiral Stair Inn since 2012 and I've had Hot Art Studios since 2017.

At my art studio, I have a two hour private class designed especially for couples. I teach you how to throw a vessel on a wheel and how to weld a sculpture.

I am self taught and have visited ceramic artists in Japan and South Korea and much base my style on influences from there.

As a teacher, I provide you a safe, judgement free studio environment. We talk about the physics of the material and the equipment you are working with and give you very specific micro adjustments you can do to have powerful subtle influence on clay or metal.

What you create is taken with you or shipped to your door.

Explore your inner artist at the Hot Art Studios! -Casey
Hello friends! I'm Casey McDonald. I have run the Spiral Stair Inn since 2012 and I've had Hot Art Studios since 2017.

At my art studio, I have a two hour private class designed especially for couples. I teach you how to throw a vessel on a wheel and how to weld a sculpture.

I am self taught and have visited ceramic artists in Japan and South Korea and much base my style on influences from there.

As a teacher, I provide you a safe, judgement free studio…
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Mon, May 17
$70 per person
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$70 per person
Mon, May 17
$70 per person
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
$70 per person
Mon, May 17
$70 per person
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$70 per person

Where you'll be

This personal, private class takes place in my studio, Hot Art Studios. It is located 150 yards from my Bed and Breakfast, The Spiral Stair Inn in the Hamlet of Romulus.

Hot Art Studios was once a laundromat and car wash many years ago. I purchased this and the adjoining building in April of 2017 and opened the art studio/gallery in December of 2017.

Come see my art and inventions. Create some of your own as well!

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 64 reviews.

Rebecca
May 2021
We had a wonderful morning with Casey! While we enjoyed the pottery and welding, the conversation and storytelling was truly the highlight of our day. For anyone looking for a unique experience, we whole heartedly recommend spending 2+ hours with Casey.
We had a wonderful morning with Casey! While we enjoyed the pottery and welding, the conversation and storytelling was truly the highlight of our day. For anyone looking for a un…
Jet
May 2021
This should be on everyone’s list of experiences to do while in the finger lakes region. Casey is a very talented man. He knows how to teach and share so much more than throwing a pot or welding a yard sculpture. Be prepared to be entertained as you learn. His talents and knowledge are endless as are his patients.
This should be on everyone’s list of experiences to do while in the finger lakes region. Casey is a very talented man. He knows how to teach and share so much more than throwing…
David
May 2021
My wife and I had an awesome experience with Casey! The ceramics portion of the class was a lot of fun, he made it super simple and we each got to make a couple nice pieces. As for the welding part, since neither of us grew up with a metal-worker in the family, we never had a chance to try it (and probably never will again). It was intimidating, but Casey made it safe, simple, and let us have all the fun we wanted! We walked away with a piece for our garden. We would recommend this as an alternative to winery hopping in the finger lake region!
My wife and I had an awesome experience with Casey! The ceramics portion of the class was a lot of fun, he made it super simple and we each got to make a couple nice pieces. As for…
Jen
April 2021
The ceramics/welding class was fun and engaging, relaxed and informal. It was great to have the one on one attention. Casey was fun and funny, talented and patient. I haven't laughed that much in a long time!
Alana
April 2021
Casey made us laugh constantly and let us really get involved with the products we made. It was a very unique experience, that my boyfriend and I loved.
Nicole
April 2021
Casey's ceramic and welding class was such a fun experience especially on a rainy day! We got to get hands on to make our own bowls and mugs on the well with thorough instruction from Casey and an extremely safe hands on welding activity where we got to take home our creation!
Casey's ceramic and welding class was such a fun experience especially on a rainy day! We got to get hands on to make our own bowls and mugs on the well with thorough instruction f…

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  • Mon, May 17
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $70 per person
  • Mon, May 17
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    $70 per person
  • Mon, May 17
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    $70 per person
  • Mon, May 17
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    $70 per person
  • Tue, May 18
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $70 per person
  • Tue, May 18
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    $70 per person
  • Tue, May 18
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    $70 per person
  • Thu, May 20
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $70 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Just wear casual clothing. I have smocks for the ceramics experience and complete safety gear, including footwear, for you who wish to weld.