classes

Santa Rosa Pottery produces cone six (2232 degrees) and cone nine (2300 degrees) stoneware and porcelain which is of heirloom quality. Our exclusive in-house glazes are available or choose from a wide variety of commercial glazes. Specialty colors or textures can be ordered and take about a week to deliver. You may choose to experiment with some of our glazes made from hardwood ashes collected on site. This is both a fun and therapeutic adventure!

Wheel Throwing -- $75.00
One Day in Clay

This class lets you get a feel for the potter's wheel. Expect to make several pieces. The price of this class includes five pounds of clay and an hour of instruction on the potter's wheel plus 30 minutes studio time. You may come back and glaze your piece or we will do it for you. The price of this class includes clay, glaze, instruction, and both bisque and glaze firings.

Clay Workshop I -- $220.00
Four Classes, total time 5.5 hours

For the more serious student we offer Clay Workshop I, a series of four classes. You may choose Wheel Throwing, Hand Building or Slab Construction. The first two classes are 1.5 hours each, one hour studio time, one hour for glazing and a critique of your work. The price of this class includes instruction, 25 pounds of clay and glaze, both bisque and glaze firings.

Clay Workshop II -- $220.00
Four Classes, total time 5.5 hours

This is a continuation of Clay Workshop I. It offers advanced techniques and problem solving for the experienced potter. The first two classes are 1.5 hours each, one hour studio time, one hour for glazing and a critique of your work. The price of this class includes instruction, 25 pounds of clay and glaze, both bisque and glaze firings.

Hand Building-- $75.00
One Day in Clay

Work with an instructor for one hour exploring basic clay procedures and processes plus 30 minutes of studio time. With five pounds of clay make one or several pieces. The price of this class includes clay, glaze, instruction, and both bisque and glaze firings. You may come back and glaze your piece or we will do it for you.

Slab Construction I -- $75.00
One Day in Clay

Learn to use a slab roller. Work with an instructor for one hour learning about slab construction plus 30 minutes of studio time. With five pounds of clay, your creativity is the limit on what you can create. Make one or several pieces. The price includes clay, glaze, instruction, and both bisque and glaze firings. You may come back and glaze your piece or we will do it for you.

Tools and Equipment -- $50.00
One hour

Do you have your own equipment but don't know how to use it or did you take Ceramics in school and need a brush up class? Our Tools and Equipment class is just what you need. This meets the prerequisite for Studio Time.

Kiln Firing
Market price

We will bisque and or glaze fire your pieces for you. Please inquire for details.

Independent Study -- $80.00
Ten Hours

Once you feel you just need to practice or you want to work independently, try Independent Study to hone your skills. You may book time to fit your schedule. Most days and times are fine with advanced notice.

Includes use of the facilities for ten hours
...valid for sixty days, materials extra. *

* Please inquire about the current market price of clay, glaze and firing fees. Should you need instruction, it is $50. an hour.

Sculpture and Large Clay Forms

Please inquire for details and a class will be designed for your needs and skill level. Basic Clay Sculpture, Clay Portrait Bust, Advanced Wheel, and Advanced Hand Building are available.

To view my current work and student work please see our Flickr page.