Ceramics Workshop "A" - Clay Handbuilding

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Ceramics Workshop "A" - Clay Handbuilding

from 350.00

Beginner   |   8:00am - 5:00pm Saturday & Sunday   |   Hesperia, California

Open to all experience levels, geared toward those with little to no previous clay experience. Students are encouraged to participate in both A and B workshops for a complete and well rounded experience, though it is not mandatory and options are available if you only want to participate in one of the weekends.

Create personal, handmade gifts for friends and family while learning an exciting craft, or gift the workshop and share the experience with someone special!


An exciting session that is designed to expose students to traditional hand building techniques based around pottery making and sculptural art. Emphasis will be on preparation, form, shaping clay, and decoration techniques.

  • Overview stages of clay from raw form to fired ceramics
  • Shaping clay techniques: Form, pinch, coil, slab, connecting shapes
  • Surface decoration: Colored clay slips, burnishing, texture, brush work, carving
  • Students get enough clay to create 3-6 forms for firing (depending on size) 
  • Bisque firing included if returning and signed up for the following Ceramics (B) workshop
  • Stay overnight at Cal-Earth

Students are encouraged to return for the Ceramics (B) workshop the following weekend in order to glaze and finish fire their pieces at Cal-Earth. If not, students may take their unfired pieces home.

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Groups of 2 or more: 10% discount per person

Cancellation Policy:

If for some reason you are unable to attend the workshop you registered for, your tuition may also be applied to another course that same year if you notify Cal-Earth at least two weeks before the start of a course.

If you wish to withdraw completely and cannot reschedule, a $50 registration fee will be deducted and your remaining balance refunded if you notify Cal-Earth two weeks prior to the start of the workshop. Any cancellations within two weeks of the workshop will not be refunded, only transfered. 

If Cal-Earth cancels the workshop due to low enrollment your tuition will be fully refunded or transferred.