In essence, Crockd is a fun at-home clay kit that enables people to learn the art of pottery without the pressure of a formal workshop, but it’s also much more than that – it’s a kit that is purposefully designed to bring people together over meaningful conversations and busy hands. The idea is to use pottery as a catalyst for conversation by providing a distraction for your hands, so you can talk a little less awkwardly about things that really matter and connect on a more human level. To get the crafternoon rolling, each kit includes a series of ‘clay breakers‘ – think of it like an ice-breaker but instead of being in a room full of strangers at a lame networking event, you’re at home with your best pal/significant other/mother/neighbour and with questions like ‘what do you love about yourself’. Things are guaranteed to get deep – but that’s all part of the Crockd experience.
The kit itself includes everything you need to get a little dirty, including enough clay to make two cups each, carving tools and easy-to-follow instructions and once you’ve created your masterpiece, you’ll receive a list of the local firing kilns near you. Crockd kits for two peeps start at $80 or – if you’re keen to gather your gaggle – you can get Crockd for four for $120. If you’re keen for less beers, more tears (of the happy kind), filthy hands and a clear mind – get Crockd here.