Workshops And Field Trips

Upcoming Events

Teapot Workshop with Ceramic Artist Sam Lopez (postponed due to COVID-19)

Join us for a one-day workshop with artist and craftsman Sam Lopez, MFA.  Sunday, April 19, 10-5.  Sam will be take participants through the making of a teapot, a process that challenges the potter’s skills because it combines in a single piece many of the elements potters seek to master,  including the body, handle, spout, and lid.  The finished teapot also reflects the potter’s aesthetics for design and decoration, aspects Sam will address during our day together.  Cost of the workshop is $150 for members, $200 for non-members.  You may wish to bring a snack or lunch for our midday break.  Click here to register. Non-members, please bring balance ($50) cash or check, no credit cards, on day of workshop.

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.

Past Events

Member Led Surface Design Workshop with Melissa Bachrach, Theresa Bradley and Christi Lane (February 2020)

December Member 2020

Expressive Throwing with Ruthanne Tudball (September, 2019)

Pitfire (August, 2019)
Horsehair (August, 2019)
Pop-up Sale (July, 2019)
Pattern & Pigment with Adrienne Eliades (July, 2019)

Click here to see a video from this workshop.

Creativity With Clay: Design & Critique (Part 2) led by Dan Manns (May, 2019)

Click here to see a video from this workshop.

Laguna Clay Field Trip (May, 2019)
Creativity With Clay (Part 1) led by Dan Manns (February, 2019)
December Members Appreciation Day (December, 2018)
Workshop: Sgraffito with Michelle Dziakdkowicz (October, 2018)
Workshop: Coil and Slab Sculpture with Ceramic Artist Gina Lawson Egan (August, 2018)
Workshop: Modern Slab Designs with Cullen Baker (June 2018)
Workshop: Delightful Nerikomi with Tracy Louis Marie(May 2018)
Teapot Workshop (March, 2018)
Opening: Ceramic Hamsas by Full-Circle potter Ellen Kimmel (March, 2018)
Field Trip:The Marer Collection of Contemporary Ceramics at Scripps College (Feb. 18, 2018; Photos by Genaro Molina)
6th Annual Valentine’s Day Throw Down


Nerikomi Magic with Tracy Louis-Marie

Clickhereto see a video clip from this intensive.

Stacked pots: Creating multi-part pieces on the wheel with ceramic artist Sam Lopez (July 16, 2017)
with Mar Vista blacksmith Peter Farquahr (June, 2017)

Cylinders & Vases (June 4, 2017)

–Can You Handle It?(May 7, 2017)

–Off the Hump(April 2, 2017)

–Plates, Plates, Plates(Feb. 5, 2017)

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Valentine’s Day Throw Downs at Full-Circle Pottery
In-House Surface Demonstration Workshop: Jan 22, 2017
December Member Appreciation Day: December 18, 2016
Poetry Reading with Jack Adam Weber (Mar Vista Art Walk): December 1, 2016

OCRF Fundraiser Kickoff at the Mar Vista Fall Festival: October 22, 2016
Frank Massarella Workshop: September 28, 2016
Horse Hair Firing: September 11, 2016

Horse Hair Firing: June 5, 2016

Workshop: David Delgado: Focus on Surface Workshop” April 24, 2016
Artist’s Talk: The creative process at Luna Garcia: Afternoon reflections with Cindy Ripley” March 6, 2016
Opening: by artist Cara Faye Earl. March 3
In-House Surface Decoration Demonstration (1/17/15)
December Member Appreciation Day (12/20/15)
Horse Hair Firing (August 20, 2015)
Outside of the Round: A Demo-Workshop with ceramic Artist David Delgado (Satuday, August 15)
An Artist’s Talk and Throwing Session with Ceramicist Karen Sullivan (Sunday, April 26)
Intro to Plaster Mold Making & Slip Casting: A Workshop with Ceramic Artist Alex Reed (Sunday, March 22, 2015)
3rd Annual Full-Circle Festival Field Trip – “Chris Gustin: Masterworks in Clay” at the American Museum of Ceramic Art and “Necessities” at the Scripps College 71st Ceramic Annual (February 8, 2015)

Sculpting in Clay: A Workshop with Ceramic Artist Anne Geiler (September 28, 2014)
Horse Hair Firing: (August 24, 2014)
Raku Field Trip: (May 17, 2014)
Putting Images on Wet Clay: A Hands-On Demonstration with Ceramic Artist Rebecca Catterall (March 30, 2014)
Of Ancient Sherds and Modern Rims: Tea & Talk with Egyption archaeologist Sonali Gupta-argarwal (Sunday, January 26, 2014)

Molds, Imprints & Resists: A Handbuilding and Decoration Demonstration with Ceramic Artists Cathy Reichel-Clark (September 22, 2013)
Horse Hair Firing:(July 28, 2013)
Moments in Clay: A Handbuilding Demonstration with Gina Lawson Egan (June 16, 2013)
1st Annual Full-Circle Festival Field Trip: Laguna Clay Company Tour (June, 2013)
Coils, Tools & Texture:A Handbuilding Demonstration with Ceramic Artist Karen Sullivan (April 14, 2013)
Opening Celebrations:(12/12/12 & 1/13/13)