About Us

Full-Circle Pottery is "a clay space" dedicated to people who want to make pots and ceramic art, and join a community fascinated by all that clay offers. Our motto is "throw, build, fire, repeat."  We offer classes, lessons and Expression Sessions for adults and children. 

All pottery sales at Full-Circle Pottery benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA) in honor of Linda Mechanic, our teacher and friend who died of Ovarian Cancer at age 50. We also sponsor an annual raffle to benefit the OCRFA in her memory.

The Co-Owners

Patty Housen, patty@full-circlepottery.com

I started making pottery while studying for my PhD in gerontology.  I didn't anticipate how freeing the experience would be.  For me it was "musty dug up earth, quiet morning, wheel turning, anticipation," a peaceful feeling of being in the right place. Today I feel fortunate to spend most of my time in the studio making pottery, and teaching the diverse people who sign up for our classes and share their creative energy with us.  One of my goals is to combine my background in gerontology and love of ceramics by offering a program for Baby Boomers and recent retirees looking for "Creative Adventures Close To Home."  I hope my own pottery reflects what I learned from my teachers, who made/make thoughtful, organic work inspired by nature that is primarily intended for every day use. I enjoy making things that highlight the natural plasticity and texture of clay, a humble, common material transformed by the heat of the kiln.  

Liz Rosenblatt, liz@full-circlepottery.com

I find the non-verbal, intuitive and soothing aspects of clay essential and enjoyable. As a licensed clinical psychologist, I've utilized clay, clay-like material and other media for the past 10 years in a variety of settings including nursing homes and social service agencies, and with individuals and groups. Most recently I am expanding my clay therapy practice to clinicians. My intent is to encourage participants to express and understand emotions through the creative process.  I hope others will discover the therapeutic nature of clay, benefits of which may include reduction in symptoms of anxiety and depression, as well as self-discovery, personal fulfiillment, empowerment, relaxation, and tranquility. 

Instructors

 

Cullen Baker

Cullen is a founding member of Full-Circle Pottery and staffs the "Sunday Members" sessions.  Cullen's much admired hand built slab work is sleek and modern, and he shares his approach in workshops at the studio.  

Michelle Dziadkowicz

Michelle is a high school ceramics teacher at Marina High School.  A dedicated ceramicist, Michelle's work is playfully whimsical, hand built and thrown, and focuses on form and surface.  She has been teaching adult hand building classes, and Clay Kids classes and summer camps at Full-Circle Pottery since the studio opened in 2013.  

Pam Stanley

Pam Stanley is a founding member of Full-Circle Pottery and teaches the studio's semi-private classes.   Pam's work is personal and creative, with richly textured and adorned surfaces. In addition to her pottery practice, Pam is a talented gourd artist.  

Sarah Vandersall

Sarah Vandersall teaches "Intro 4" adult pottery classes at the studio...

 

In The News

We are very proud of our Yelp reviews:  Check out Full-Circle Pottery on Yelp

Sue and Richard Hirschkoff took our Intro 4 class, and Sue wrote about her experiences for the Mar Vista Neighborhood Association newsletter "View."  Click here to read her story. 

Full-Circle Pottery was interviewed by Christina Campodonico of the Argonaut Newspaper for a story about the emerging art scene in Mar Vista.  Click here to read all about it.  

Full-Circle Pottery has also been featured by The Yenta Report, a great resource for people with any kind of question about our fabulous city, Los Angeles.  Check out the article at http://www.theyentareport.com/index.php?%2Ftyr_query and learn more about the studio.

Methods Of Payment

We accept cash, checks, and these credit cards: American Express, Visa, and MasterCard.