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.

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 one week 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” 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.

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 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” or “Step Up To Studio” class.

Studio COVID-19 guidelines: Click here.

Step Up September 2022/Horse Hair Pottery

This is a three-week class (Sat 9/10, Sat 9/17 and Sun 9/25), two hours each session.  Participants will practice making closed forms on the wheel in week one.  Week two is for trimming and preparing the pots for a horse hair firing (pots can be taken home for burnishing).  The third class takes place on Sunday 9/25 and will involve firing the pieces (maximum of four) in a propane fueled brick kiln.  1/2 and 1/2 clay is included in price. $200 non-members/$120 members.

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.

Semi-Privates (SPs)

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Learn how to throw a pot on the wheel. Because these two-hour classes are small (4 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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Our three-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 two weeks the instructor will encourage participants to undertake a personal project. The third 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 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.

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.