Hands On Clay

Reserve your place at the table this autumn for one of my 'Hands On Clay' events. These one-day wonders are held under the big oaks outside my studio in Old Mountain View.

Hands on Clay Details

  • All classes are on Saturdays 10AM - 3PM, Sept 28 - Nov 2

  • All materials provided. No clay experience needed. All clay is non-staining nontoxic white stoneware.

  • Bring your own lunch to enjoy midway through the day.

  • Pieces will be twice fired, glazed and ready to pick up in 2-3 weeks.

  • $75 per class payable the day of the workshop: cash, check or CC

  • Great way to spend time with friends, family or co-workers.

  • Limited to 4-6 participants per event.

  • Contact me to arrange a 'custom event': your site - your date/time - your crew - your project.

See workshops below


Garden Lantern

Saturday, September 28th 10AM - 3PM

  • Build a box, add feet and carve your own chosen design to enjoy under the night sky this Fall with a flickering pillar candle - or LED faux 'candle' (not supplied with workshop). A warm addition to your home indoors this winter

  • These also look amazing holding a bouquet of blooms in a jar.

  • Choose on of four different glaze finishes: Ocean, Jade, Matte White or Clear Gloss.


Bird Duet

Saturday, October 5th 10AM - 3PM

  • Create a couple of avian creatures out of your own imagination.

  • Earthbound yet expressive and colorful.

  • Build your birds then paint them with colored 'slips' to complete their unique look.

  • Finish in Clear Gloss glaze.



Saturday, October 12th 10AM - 3PM

  • Make a set of 8 pristine white cupped bowls formed over grapefruit. Finish with texture - or not. Top edge undulates naturally, each coupe unique.

  • Microwave, (moderate) oven and dishwasher safe.

  • Use these shell-like bowls for a soupcon of soup, a single scoop of frozen delight, nut and fruit snacks, toppings at your next taco bar and more.

  • Choose one of two glazes for finishing: Matte White or Clear Gloss.


Utensil Crocks

Saturday, October 19th 10AM - 3PM        

  • Make two 5 inch diameter stoneware crocks with or without handles, 7 and 9 inches tall.

  • Build and texture your jars to hold all manner of kitchen tools - from wooden spoons and spatulas to long tongs and skewers. Keep tools handy by the stove top or workstation for easy access when creating your favorite recipes.

  • Choose from four different glaze finishes: Ocean, Jade (shown), Matte White (shown) or Clear Gloss


Cache Pot Trio

Saturday, October 26th 10AM - 3PM            SOLD OUT

  • Create three jars in three sizes: 3 1/2" diameter and 3", 4", and 5" tall.

  • Texture as desired - cut a hole in the bottom if you plan to use them for plants.

  • Myriad of uses from flatware at your next buffet to dip and crudites.

  • Dishwasher and microwave safe.

  • Choose from two different glaze finishes: Matte White or Clear Gloss.


Big Bowl Quartet 

Saturday, November 2nd 10AM - 3PM       SOLD OUT

  • Roll out clay and form four quart-size bowls using a watermelon and texture tools.

  • Choose one of four different glaze finishes: Ocean, Jade, Matte White or Clear Gloss.

  • Microwave, dishwasher and (moderate) oven safe.

  • Fill them with chili and fixings to watch the game on TV...or ladle in hot soup and gather with friends around the table...or layer grains and greens and carry to the way back with a cold beer after a Fall hike.


"My little bowls are delightful, as was the time spent making them! Thank you for such a great experience."

— Kacy, Mise en Place Workshop