Adult Classes

& Private Lessons

We offer classes and private lessons for students new to ceramics.

Pottery Classes for New Students

Small class size and individual attention make these courses ideal for the student exploring clay for the first time. Choose from a variety of times, dates, and techniques. All materials included.

Booking a class with us includes access to our Open Studios where you can practice independently while your class is in session.

Heads Up!

This page is for adults who are new to clay. For ongoing classes and membership, check the Membership Page.

Intro & Beginner Classes

Introduction to Wheel Throwing

Shape bowls, cylinders and mugs. Also covers trimming and surface work, and glazing.

 

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Introduction to Sculpture

Learn how to make a 3 dimensional design on ceramic tiles or a simple beginning clay sculpture.

 
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Introduction to Hand-building

Use textured clay slab, coil and pinch techniques to make boxes, vases and plates, with fun textures and more.

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One-on-One:

90 Mins of Instruction


Potter’s Wheel - You will make two pots on the wheel. Shape bowls, cups, or flower pots! After the pottery is made a color selection of glazes will be provided for you to choose from.

Pottery will be ready for pickup 3-4 weeks later.

 

All Instruction Includes:

  • Clay, firings, and glaze
  • The service of glazing your work from a choice of 4 dipping glazes

Cost - $125.00

Bring a Friend or More:

Up to 2 Hours of Instruction


Potter’s Wheel with Friends - Each person makes two pots on the wheel. Shape bowls, cups or flower pots! After the pottery is made a color selection of glazes will be provided for participants to choose from.

Pottery will be ready for pickup 3-4 weeks later.

 

All Instruction Includes:

  • Clay, firings, and glaze
  • The service of glazing your work from a choice of 4 dipping glazes

$95.00 per person

Deposit of $190.00 Required

Ask us to customize a memorable experience for your Group Event or Teambuilding Activity.

Secure your Date and Time at Our Studio

Please, feel free to call us at (650) 420-3272 or use the contact form below:

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All Introductory Classes

Intro to Wheel Throwing

Monday 6:30 – 8:30 PM – Tiffany
Tuesday  9:30 – 11:30 AM – Julia 
Wednesday  6:30 – 8:30 PM – Rebekah
Friday  6:30 – 8:30 PM – Tiffany & Leo
Sunday  5:00 – 7:00 PM – Leo 

 

FAQ

Do you do one time classes, private group events birthday parties or date nights?

We offer one-time classes for beginners, private beginner classes or events, such as birthday parties or date nights. You can see our calendar and book online HERE

Do you offer outside firing?

We do offer Gas/Soda firing services for non-members at this time. Complete this FORM

What is included with Intro classes?

When you sign up for an Intro course with us, you'll get  eight weeks of classes. All tools & clay and firing is included.

What if I miss a class?

Unfortunately, we are not able to offer makeup classes at this time.  We strive to keep a low student-to-teacher ratio (8:1) to ensure all students receive personalized instruction, and in doing so we are unable to provide makeup opportunities. However, the teacher will do what they can within the class time (such as giving you extra clay) to make up for what is possible.

What do I need to bring to class?

Clay and tools are included! Just wear clothes you are comfortable getting clay on, and shoes that are suited for the studio environment.

What are the studio hours?

Monday through Friday 9 am-1 pm & 6:30 pm-9 pm
Weekends 9 am-5 pm

How do I sign up for membership? In person, or online?

We require that members join in person so that we can show you around and meet you! We offer two Orientations per month and will be happy to send a calendar invitation as long as we have space available in the studio!

What's included in the membership?

Studio Members have access to the studio during open studio hours (Mon-Fri 9 am-1 pm & 6:30 pm-9 pm and Weekends 9 am-5 pm) You’ll have use of our work tables, equipment, and our 30+ Cone 5/6, Raku & Cone 10 glazes. Studio Members can add a weekly member class for an additional $15 to their monthly membership fee. Studio Members have access to Cone 10 Gas firing in our nearby kiln location. You’ll have discounted access to monthly Gas/Soda and quarterly Raku firing in our San Gregorio location. Discounted firing for Wood Fire* and Pit Firing in our San Gregorio location. *Priority enrollment in our Wood Firing program.
Key Members have all the above; except in addition they will have 24 hour access to the studio.
Home Members have access to the studio during open studio hours to pick up, drop off, and glaze. Home members have access to all our firing types.

Key Membership Exchange

This is available to all membership types; offering 24/7 access to our two locations in exchange for 1.5 hours of volunteer work monthly in addition to your regular membership dues.

Video Library

We have an extensive video library available to all members.

Do you sell clay to non-members?

Yes, we do. Please bring cash!

Mondays

 

Mondays - Session 1

6:30 - 8:30 PM - Tiffany
8/26 - 10/21

Shape bowls, cylinders, and mugs. Class also covers trimming and surface work, and glazing.

$395

* No class 9/2

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Mondays - Session 2

6:30 - 8:30 PM - Tiffany
10/28 - 12/2

Shape bowls, cylinders, and mugs. Class also covers trimming and surface work, and glazing.

$295

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Tuesdays

 

Tuesdays - Session 4

9:30 - 11:30 AM - Julia
5/05 - 6/11

Shape bowls, cylinders, and mugs. Class also covers trimming and surface work, and glazing.

$265

*6-week Course

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Tuesdays - Session 5

9:30 - 11:30 AM - Julia
7/02 - 8/20

Shape bowls, cylinders, and mugs. Class also covers trimming and surface work, and glazing.

$395

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Tuesdays - Session 6

9:30 - 11:30 AM - Julia
8/27 - 10/15

Shape bowls, cylinders, and mugs. Class also covers trimming and surface work, and glazing.

$395

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Wednesdays

 

Wednesday - Session 4

6:30 - 8:30 PM - Rebekah
5/15 - 7/03

Shape bowls, cylinders, and mugs. Class also covers trimming and surface work, and glazing.

$360

Wednesday - Session 5

6:30 - 8:30 PM - Rebekah
7/10 - 8/28

Shape bowls, cylinders, and mugs. Class also covers trimming and surface work, and glazing.

$395

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Wednesday - Session 6

6:30 - 8:30 PM - Rebekah
9/4 - 10/23

Shape bowls, cylinders, and mugs. Class also covers trimming and surface work, and glazing.

$395

Buy Now

Sundays

 

Sundays - Session 4

5 - 7:00 PM - Julia
5/26 - 7/21
*No Class 06/16


Shape bowls, cylinders, and mugs. Class also covers trimming and surface work, and glazing.

$375

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Sundays - Session 2

5 - 7:00 PM - Leo
7/28 - 9/22


Shape bowls, cylinders, and mugs. Class also covers trimming and surface work, and glazing.

$395

Buy Now

Sundays - Session 6

5 - 7:00 PM - Leo
9/29 - 11/17


Shape bowls, cylinders, and mugs. Class also covers trimming and surface work, and glazing.

$395

Buy Now

Introduction to Handbuilding

Monday nights 6:30-8:30 PM – Heidi Locicero

 

FAQ

Do you do one time classes, private group events birthday parties or date nights?

We offer one-time classes for beginners, private beginner classes or events, such as birthday parties or date nights. You can see our calendar and book online HERE

Do you offer outside firing?

We do offer Gas/Soda firing services for non-members at this time. Complete this FORM

What is included with Intro classes?

When you sign up for an Intro course with us, you'll get  eight weeks of classes. All tools & clay and firing is included.

What if I miss a class?

Unfortunately, we are not able to offer makeup classes at this time.  We strive to keep a low student-to-teacher ratio (8:1) to ensure all students receive personalized instruction, and in doing so we are unable to provide makeup opportunities. However, the teacher will do what they can within the class time (such as giving you extra clay) to make up for what is possible.

What do I need to bring to class?

Clay and tools are included! Just wear clothes you are comfortable getting clay on, and shoes that are suited for the studio environment.

What are the studio hours?

Monday through Friday 9 am-1 pm & 6:30 pm-9 pm
Weekends 9 am-5 pm

How do I sign up for membership? In person, or online?

We require that members join in person so that we can show you around and meet you! We offer two Orientations per month and will be happy to send a calendar invitation as long as we have space available in the studio!

What's included in the membership?

Studio Members have access to the studio during open studio hours (Mon-Fri 9 am-1 pm & 6:30 pm-9 pm and Weekends 9 am-5 pm) You’ll have use of our work tables, equipment, and our 30+ Cone 5/6, Raku & Cone 10 glazes. Studio Members can add a weekly member class for an additional $15 to their monthly membership fee. Studio Members have access to Cone 10 Gas firing in our nearby kiln location. You’ll have discounted access to monthly Gas/Soda and quarterly Raku firing in our San Gregorio location. Discounted firing for Wood Fire* and Pit Firing in our San Gregorio location. *Priority enrollment in our Wood Firing program.
Key Members have all the above; except in addition they will have 24 hour access to the studio.
Home Members have access to the studio during open studio hours to pick up, drop off, and glaze. Home members have access to all our firing types.

Key Membership Exchange

This is available to all membership types; offering 24/7 access to our two locations in exchange for 1.5 hours of volunteer work monthly in addition to your regular membership dues.

Video Library

We have an extensive video library available to all members.

Do you sell clay to non-members?

Yes, we do. Please bring cash!

Mondays

 

Mondays - Session 3*

6:30-8:30 PM - Heidi Locicero
4/29 - 6/24 *No Class 05/27


Use textured clay slab, coil and pinch techniques to make boxes, vases, and plates, with fun textures and more. This class will also cover glaze and decorating techniques.

$350

Buy Now

Mondays - Session 4

6:30-8:30 PM - Heidi Locicero
7/08 - 8/26


Use textured clay slab, coil, and pinch techniques to make boxes, vases, and plates, with fun textures and more. This class will also cover glaze and decorating techniques.

$350

Buy Now

Mondays - Session 5

6:30-8:30 PM - Heidi Locicero
9/9 - 10/28

Use textured clay slab, coil and pinch techniques to make boxes, vases, and plates, with fun textures and more. This class will also cover glaze and decorating techniques.

$395

Buy Now

Beginning/Intermediate

Sculpture

Tuesday     9:30-11:30 AM – Julia
 Thursday  6:30-8:30 PM – Liz
 

We will build from clay using coils and pinch pot techniques to create whatever ideas you come up with.  This class starts at the basics with fun and easy techniques to build upon.  We will also cover underglazes, stains, and glazing for our sculptures.

FAQ

Do you do one time classes, private group events birthday parties or date nights?

We offer one-time classes for beginners, private beginner classes or events, such as birthday parties or date nights. You can see our calendar and book online HERE

Do you offer outside firing?

We do offer Gas/Soda firing services for non-members at this time. Complete this FORM

What is included with Intro classes?

When you sign up for an Intro course with us, you'll get  eight weeks of classes. All tools & clay and firing is included.

What if I miss a class?

Unfortunately, we are not able to offer makeup classes at this time.  We strive to keep a low student-to-teacher ratio (8:1) to ensure all students receive personalized instruction, and in doing so we are unable to provide makeup opportunities. However, the teacher will do what they can within the class time (such as giving you extra clay) to make up for what is possible.

What do I need to bring to class?

Clay and tools are included! Just wear clothes you are comfortable getting clay on, and shoes that are suited for the studio environment.

What are the studio hours?

Monday through Friday 9 am-1 pm & 6:30 pm-9 pm
Weekends 9 am-5 pm

How do I sign up for membership? In person, or online?

We require that members join in person so that we can show you around and meet you! We offer two Orientations per month and will be happy to send a calendar invitation as long as we have space available in the studio!

What's included in the membership?

Studio Members have access to the studio during open studio hours (Mon-Fri 9 am-1 pm & 6:30 pm-9 pm and Weekends 9 am-5 pm) You’ll have use of our work tables, equipment, and our 30+ Cone 5/6, Raku & Cone 10 glazes. Studio Members can add a weekly member class for an additional $15 to their monthly membership fee. Studio Members have access to Cone 10 Gas firing in our nearby kiln location. You’ll have discounted access to monthly Gas/Soda and quarterly Raku firing in our San Gregorio location. Discounted firing for Wood Fire* and Pit Firing in our San Gregorio location. *Priority enrollment in our Wood Firing program.
Key Members have all the above; except in addition they will have 24 hour access to the studio.
Home Members have access to the studio during open studio hours to pick up, drop off, and glaze. Home members have access to all our firing types.

Key Membership Exchange

This is available to all membership types; offering 24/7 access to our two locations in exchange for 1.5 hours of volunteer work monthly in addition to your regular membership dues.

Video Library

We have an extensive video library available to all members.

Do you sell clay to non-members?

Yes, we do. Please bring cash!

Thursdays

 

Thursdays - Session 3

6:30-8:30 PM - Liz
4/25 - 6/13


We will build from clay using coils and pinch pot techniques to create whatever ideas you come up with. All materials included!

$350

Thursdays - Session 4

6:30-8:30 PM - Liz
6/20 - 8/15 *No Class 7/04

We will build from clay using coils and pinch pot techniques to create whatever ideas you come up with. All materials included!

$395

Buy Now

Thursdays - Session 5

6:30-8:30 PM - Liz
8/22 - 10/10


We will build from clay using coils and pinch pot techniques to create whatever ideas you come up with. All materials included!

$395

Buy Now

Expert Instructors

Classes are taught by some of the finest ceramic artists in the Bay Area, many of whom reside in Pacifica, CA.
Dave Alexander

Dave Alexander

Wheel Throwing

Margaret Tassi

Margaret Tassi

Wheel Throwing

Patricia Chuson

Patricia Chuson

Wheel Throwing

Megan Masnaghetti

Megan Masnaghetti

Sculpture

Caroline Goodman

Caroline Goodman

Clay Ranger

Tiffany Wong

Tiffany Wong

Instructor

Heidi Locicero

Heidi Locicero

Instructor

Cindy Chan

Cindy Chan

Sculpture

Elizabeth Agler

Elizabeth Agler

Wheel Throwing

Jo Fox

Jo Fox

Wheel Throwing

Julia Kaefer

Julia Kaefer

Instructor

Catia Arruda

Catia Arruda

Clay Ranger

Yukari Sakamoto

Yukari Sakamoto

Studio Tech

Jackson Womack

Jackson Womack

Instructor

David Arnegard

David Arnegard

Wheel Throwing

Matt Steinborn

Matt Steinborn

Instructor

Cayla Salvador

Cayla Salvador

Operations Manager

Emma Brennan

Emma Brennan

Clay Ranger

Rebekah Cabral

Rebekah Cabral

Studio Tech

Rory Cranston

Rory Cranston

Instructor

About Us

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Happy Students

Great place to learn pottery and enjoy the community of artists.

-Amy DeLorimier

Had a great time learning how to center and shape clay. Amazing to see how a shapeless clay is transformed into a usable object. Owner was great and made our experience with pottery fun!

-BeckyC M

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