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♦Scheduled Privates (SPs)

Best deal in town!  Learn how to throw a pot on the wheel.  This is a 90-minute private (SP) class for one or two participants scheduled on Sunday or Monday mornings, 10:30-12, and Monday afternoons 1-2:30. Because there are only two of you, you will get lots of attention from our patient instructor.  Note: Total cost for the session is $125, regardless of whether it's you and a friend, or you alone. You'll each be able to select one of the pieces you throw to be glazed and fired.  Some clean up is required!  Please call with questions: (310) 502-3115. 

Cancellation Policy: Tuition is 50% refundable if you contact us at least 72 hours before the session has started.

♦Clay Kids Summer Camps 2019

Kids ages 8+ who like clay will love the 4-day camps with Michelle Dziadkowicz at Full-Circle Pottery this summer.  No experience necessary.  Each day participants spend 90 minutes hand-building masks, gnomes and other fanciful creatures; and 90 minutes learning to make plates, cups, bowls, and other creations on the potter’s wheel. Bring a non-perishable snack each day and get ready to have some fun! Pizza lunch on last day of camp. Registration begins soon!

Select from three 4-day sessions: June 24-28 (Session 1), July 8-12 (Session 2) or August 12-16. Both camps run from 9:30am-1pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.  Cost of camp ($325) includes instruction, supplies and firing. Look for our 10% siblings discount. 

Cancellation Policy: Cancel your order within 48 hours of booking and receive a 100% refund. Tuition is 50% refundable if you contact us at least two weeks before the session has started.

♦Adult "Intro 4

Our four-week adult "Intro 4" class is designed for beginners with no experience throwing on the pottery wheel and those who have been away from the wheel and need a refresher. Participants work on basic pottery skills: how to prepare clay for the wheel, and the steps for creating ("throwing"), finishing ("trimming") and glazing cylinders, bowls and cups. This class can be taken more than once. Class size is limited to eight participants. Length of class is 2.5 hours.

Price ($180) includes instruction, clay, use of tools, firings, and glaze. 

Cancellation Policy: Cancel your order within 48 hours of booking and receive a 100% refund.  Tuition is 50% refundable if you contact us at least two weeks before the session has started.

Missed Class Policy: We will be working with wet clay during the first two weeks of class, then carefully drying it to the right texture for week three.  Because of this, we are unable to offer make up classes for the first three weeks.  You are able to reschedule the fourth class (glazing) to a glazing session in a future "Intro 4," "Step Up To Studio," or "Quick Start Intro 3" class.

♦Adult "Step Up To Studio"

Participants who have taken a beginning pottery wheel class at Full-Circle or elsewhere can continue practicing basic skills with our four-week "Step Up To Studioclass, offered every few months. Forms in this class may include plates, taller cylinders and small vases.  This class can be taken more than once.  Class size is limited to eight participants. Length of class is 2.5 hours.

Price ($180) includes instruction, clay, use of tools, firings, and glaze. 

Cancellation Policy: Cancel your order within 48 hours of booking and receive a 100% refund.  Tuition is 50% refundable if you contact us at least two weeks before the session has started.

Missed Class Policy: We will be working with wet clay during the first two weeks of class, then carefully drying it to the right texture for week three.  Because of this, we are unable to offer make up classes for the first three weeks.  You are able to reschedule the fourth class (glazing) to a glazing session in a future "Intro 4," "Step Up To Studio," or "Quick Start Intro 3" class.

♦Adult "Beginning Handbuilding"

Our four-week adult "Beginning Hand Building" class is designed for beginners with no experience building with clay.  Participants will practice basic skills includingpinch pots, coils and slabs.  Each of the first three weeks the instructor will encourage participants to undertake a personal project. Decoration techniques taught in this series include sgraffito and bubble glazing.The fourth week is reserved for glazing.  This class can be taken more than once.  Class size is limited to four participants.  Length of class is 2.5 hours.

Price ($180) of classes includes instruction, clay, use of tools, firings, and glaze.

Cancellation Policy: Cancel your order within 48 hours of booking and receive a 100% refund.  Tuition is 50% refundable if you contact us at least two weeks before the sesion has started.

Missed Class Policy: We will be working with wet clay during the first three weeks of class.  Because of this, we are unable to offer make up classes for the first three weeks.  You are able to reschedule the fourth class (glazing) to a glazing session in a future "Intro 4," "Step Up To Studio," or "Quick Start Intro 3" class.

♦Adult "Quick Start Intro 3"

Our three-week Friday evening adult "Quick Start Intro 3" class is designed for beginners with no experience throwing on the pottery wheel and those who have been away from the wheel and need a refresher. Participants work on basic pottery skills: how to prepare clay for the wheel, and the steps for creating ("throwing"), finishing ("trimming") and glazing cylinders, bowls and cups. Class size is limited to 8 participants. Length of class is 2 hours.

Price ($150) includes instruction, clay, use of tools, firings, and glaze. 

Cancellation Policy: Cancel your order within 48 hours of booking and receive a 100% refund.  Tuition is 50% refundable if you contact us at least two weeks before the session has started.

Missed Class Policy: We will be working with wet clay during the first two weeks of class.  Because of this, we are unable to offer make up classes for the first two weeks.  You are able to reschedule the third class (glazing) to a glazing session in a future "Intro 4," "Step Up To Studio," or "Quick Start Intro 3" class.

♦"Expressive Throwing" Workshop with Ruthanne Tudball

You won’t want to miss this advanced one-day throwing workshop with ceramic artist Ruthanne Tudball, the author of the book “Soda Glazing.”  Ruthanne, who lives in Norfolk, UK, has shared her intuitive approach to clay with potters around the world. 

Ruthanne’s process calls for capturing the softness of clay in her finished pieces. Her focus on the fluid movement of her pottery, as well as detail – the lip, spout, handle, foot – are inspired by the natural world and the creative forces of the earth and human body.

At Full-Circle Pottery she will encouraging participants to explore their own creativity by reflecting on their inspirations for making pottery.  “I manipulate clay wet on the wheel and assemble pieces just thrown and still on the wheel,” she says.  “What I do at hands-on workshops involves cutting, changing and assembling work as it is made – fun exercises that will encourage exploration and innovation.”

This will be an advanced throwing workshop.  Participants should be comfortable centering, lifting and shaping three pounds of clay on the potter's wheel.

When: Sunday, September 8, 10-4:30  

Cost: $165/members, $215/nonmembers (for nonmembers, $50 balance paid on day of workshop)

Includes materials and one firing.  Lunch is potluck.

Cancellation Policy: Cancel your order within 48 hours of booking and receive a 100% refund.  Tuition is 50% refundable if you contact us at least two weeks before the workshop has started.

 

 

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