Class Descriptions

Class Descriptions
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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 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 $130, 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 2020

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Kids ages 8+ who like clay will love the 5-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 5-day sessions: June 29-July3 (Session 1), July 13-17 (Session 2) or August 3-7. The camps run from 9:30am-1pm on Monday-Friday.  Cost of camp ($380) 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”

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

Please note that in March our two classes skip the week of March 23.  Our Tuesday class meets 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, and 3/31.  Our Tuesday class meets 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, and 4/1.

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”

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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 Studio” class, 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”

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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.

Our next series is scheduled for March 13 and 20, April 3 and 10.  No class on March 27. 

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.

Adult “Quick Start Intro 3” Wheel

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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

Adult “Quick Start Intro 3” Hand Building

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Our three-week Friday evening adult “Quick Start Intro 3” hand building class is fun way to get the weekend started. It’s designed for beginners with no experience and those who need a refresher. Your instructor will introduce you to three ways of hand building: pinching, coiling and slabbing.  You will make your own one of a kind pieces in weeks one and two.  Week three is for glazing.  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.