Class Descriptions and Booking

Adult “Intro 4”

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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 seven participants. Length of class is 3 hours.

Price ($210) includes instruction, clay, 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.  COVID Update: the studio will refund students if scheduled classes that haven’t started have been cancelled due to the outbreak.  We will prorate refund or arrange follow up sessions for classes that have already 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 trimming in 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” or “Step Up To Studio” class.

Studio COVID-19 guidelines: Click here.

NOTE: Registration for next month’s classes always begins on the first Friday of the previous month.  For example, registration for August classes begins on the first Friday of July.

Step Up To Studio Classes

Full-Circle Pottery members, as well as participants who have taken at least two beginning pottery wheel class at Full-Circle or elsewhere, can continue practicing basic skills with our Step Up To Studio classes.  Participants should know the basics of centering, opening, lifting and shaping before taking this class.  Each session will focus on a form,  and an additional skill or decoration technique.  Class can be taken more than once.  Class size is limited to eight participants. Length of class varies.

In March 2024 we are offering a three-week “Narrow Neck” class that meets on Saturdays 3/16, 3/23 and 3/30 from 1:30-4 pm.  Learn and practice making narrow necked bud vases and bottles on the pottery wheel (3/16 and 3/23) and how to trim them on 3/30.  Laguna 1/2 and 1/2 clay is included in cost of class.  Full-Circle Pottery will twice fire and glaze up to five pieces in one color of students’ choosing.  Members may wish to glaze their work during their regular member sessions. Cost is $185 for non members, $105 for members.

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 one week before the session has started.

Missed Class Policy: We will be working with wet clay during this class.  Because of this, we are unable to offer make up sessions.

Studio COVID-19 guidelines: Click here.

NOTE: Registration for this class opens 1/5/2024.

Semi-Privates (SPs)

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Learn how to throw a pot on the wheel. Because these two-hour classes are small (2 max), you will get lots of attention from our patient instructor.  Each participant can select one of the pieces they throw to be glazed and fired.  Note: Some clean up is required!

Price is $96 per person.  Important: we need at least two participants for a class to be a go, so sign up a friend or your beloved to enjoy this muddy experience.  Our semi-privates make a great after breakfast or before brunch date!

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 72 hours before the session starts. Studio COVID-19 guidelines: Click here.

Questions?  Call us at (310) 502-3115.

 


Adult “Beginning Handbuilding”

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Unleash your creativity in this hand-building ceramic class. Over the course of four weeks, you will acquire a solid foundation in hand-building. You’ll explore techniques like pinching, coiling, and slab construction, and in the last class, we’ll delve into the art of glazing, allowing you to add the finishing touch to all your creations.

Hand building is a liberating and meditative process that will enable you to craft an array of objects, including cups, vases, bowls, planters, and small sculptures. This class caters to everyone, from those with no prior clay experience to seasoned wheel throwers looking to diversify their skills. Intermediate students can also benefit from this course as a way to refresh their abilities.

Join us and discover the joy of hand-building with clay in a supportive and creative environment!

Classes meet once a week for 2 1/2 hours, spanning four consecutive weeks. Price ($210) 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 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 third class (glazing) to a glazing session in a future “Beginning Hand Building” class.

Studio COVID-19 guidelines: Click here.