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 eight participants. Length of class is 2.5 hours.

Price ($194) includes instruction, clay, firings,  and glaze.  It also includes a basic set of pottery tools so that participants can minimize the sharing of equipment as per the public health department’s COVID protocols.

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 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”

Full-Circle Pottery members, as well as participants who have taken at least one 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 an additional skill or project, for example lids, throwing off the hump,  plates, surface decoration techniques, etc.  Can be taken more than once.  Class size is limited to six participants. Length of class is 2.5 hours.

The July/August 2021 class project is making a sake set “off the hump.”  The class will meet three Saturday afternoons (7/24, 7/31 and 8/7).  Price ($140) includes instruction, clay, firings, and glaze.  Potters should bring their own tools.  A basic set is available for purchase at the studio.

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.

Scheduled Privates (SPs)

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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 mornings, 9:45-11:15 and 11:30-1.  Because there are only two of you, you will get lots of attention from our patient instructor.  You’ll each be able to select one of the pieces you throw to be glazed and fired.  Note: Some clean up is required!

Total cost for the session is $130, regardless of whether it’s you and a friend, or you alone. 

Maximum size for this class is four,  with a charge of $65 per additional participant.  Please call if that applies to your group (310) 502-3115.

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 has started.

Adult “Beginning Handbuilding”

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Our four-week adult Beginning Hand Building class is designed for beginners with no experience building with clay.  Participants will practice basic skills including pinch pots, coils and slabs.  Each of the first three weeks the instructor will encourage participants to undertake a personal project. The fourth week is reserved for glazing.  This class can be taken more than once.  Class size is limited to eight participants, and we need four participants to make it a go.  Length of class is 2 hours.

Price ($150) 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.