Book a One-Time Pottery Class
$75 - Two Pieces of Pottery
Our introductory One-Time classes are for beginners looking to explore the fun of creating pottery by either throwing or handbuilding. Our instructors walk you through the steps to create 2 pieces - once to teach you how, and a second time to let you practice the techniques you've just learned. At the end of class, select from our glaze options and we will fire and finish your pieces. Our classes are designed for adults but teens 13-17 may join if there is an adult with them taking the same class. Once your pieces are ready for pickup, we'll notify you by email - typically about 3-4 weeks. Scroll down for more details on the different classes offered.
Dec 11 - Dec 17
Video courtesy of American Bar Association, shot and edited by Ezra Spurrier.
About Our One-Time Classes
We teach two different techniques in our One-Time classes - Potter's Wheel (throwing) and Handbuilding. Read below for details on each of the different techniques.
Suggestion: plan ahead - classes typically book full two to three weeks out, especially on a weekend.
Handbuilding class is on Saturday
Potter's Wheel classes are held Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
One-Time Wheel and Handbuilding is a combo class held Sunday afternoons
Here's more detailed information about the two different techniques we teach in our one-time classes at Throw Clay LA:
POTTER'S WHEEL - Never thrown? Haven't since high school? Our fun one-time wheel class walks you through turning a piece of clay into a piece of pottery to treasure. In class, our instructor teaches the techniques for throwing on the wheel. You will have the opportunity to create two pieces on the potter's wheel. At the end of class you will select glaze colors for your pieces and we'll take care of the rest - two firings and applying your glaze choice. The video above lets you know what to expect when you come to the studio for the first time.
HANDBUILDING - Experience the flexibility of handbuilding through slab techniques. Each week is a different project as we rotate through these four options:
2 appetizer or cheese trays - entertain your friends
2 pots for your favorite plants
2 coffee mugs - make that tea if you wish
2 artisan pots with lids made by you
COMBO CLASS - Sunday afternoons at 2:30PM we offer a class that lets you try both creative techniques - one pot thrown, one pot handbuilt. We encourage you to try wheel as well as handbuilding, and this class lets you try both in one session. Consider signing up for a six-week course once you know which form is your favorite.