Ojai has a 100-year history of ceramics. Our studio, located a mile from the city center, is surrounded by nature, in the midst of a fruit orchard.
We are the primary working studio for the great artists of the Ojai Valley. Visitors may watch potters work, and may "try their hand" at a range of techniques. After making their pottery, they may come back on another day to trim or glaze it, or they may pay a small fee for one of the potters to trim, glaze and high-fire the work. We will even ship the pieces anywhere in the country...
We will first do a tour of the studio and gallery, looking at kinds of pottery, visiting the kilns and learning about the process. I do a quick "demo" of pottery throwing, and then visitors will don aprons, sit at their wheels, and (with hands-on help) begin making pots! Everyone should be able to make 3 or 4 pieces.
For safety purposes, all of our workshops are now PRIVATE for each group. Your group may be one person or 8, but you will not share the classroom with any other students.