Our Wheelhouse Summer Garden Party was a huge success. If you missed it, here's your chance to check out pictures below.
Summer is coming to an end and our Fall Session is just around the corner. We offer a full schedule of exciting youth and adult classes for you to choose from. See details below. Online enrollment is open.
Stay tuned-in for an upcoming Student Sale and BBQ you won't want to miss. The date will soon be announced.
And read on below for NEW workshops!
Thanks for being part of our artist community in the heart of Tam Junction. See you on the wheel!
WHEELHOUSE GARDEN PARTY SUCCESS
We had a full house at our Wheelhouse Anniversary & Summer Garden Celebration on July 8th.
Pictures are posted on our Facebook page!
Note, the studio will be closed for Labor Day Monday September 4th.
FALL SESSION YOUTH CLASSES
Pottery and Ceramics Classes Ages 7-13 years
August 31st - September 22nd
7-10 years: Tuesdays 3:45pm - 5:15pm with Justine Reese
10-13 years: Thursdays 3:45 - 5:15pm with Shannon Abac
High School Ceramics Classes Ages 14-17
August 30th - October 11th
14-17 Years: Wednesdays 3:30pm - 5:30pm with Ian Bassett
(includes 2 hours/week of Open Studio on Sundays)
To find out about all of our classes and to enroll
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PIT FIRE at DILLON BEACH
Session 1: August 26th, 12pm-2pm- Burnishing workshop at the Mill valley Potters Studio
Session 2: October 1st, 8am-5pm Pit Fire at Dillon Beach
Spend the day at Dillon Beach for the Pit Fire. Be prepared to have fun, enjoy a potluck, get dirty, and do some manual labor. Please wear cotton or wool, synthetics are flammable.
Please note: pottery that is burnished needs to go through a special low temperature bisque.
Join Master Potter Jerardo Tena Sandoval to learn the pottery techniques of Juan Mata Ortiz, Mexico.
Internationally recognized for their pottery, the potters of Mata Ortiz have revived the ancient art of the Paquimé people, a civilization that flourished in the area 600-800 years ago. As if guided by the spirit of the Paquimé Indians, a struggling pueblo has become a community of fine ceramic artists renowned the world over.
On the first day you will learn hand-building techniques to create your own Mata Ortiz animal. On the second day you will learn how to sand and burnish a pot or "olla" made by Jerardo and his wife. Time permitting, you will even create your very own paint brush made from human hair.
Don't miss out on this very special class and an opportunity to learn from one of the leaders of the Mata Ortiz phenomenon.
FULL DAY HANDS ON CLASS FEE*: $150
(Small pots and clay provided; Please bring your lunch)
*Sign up for any workshop over $100 and get 10% off your second workshop, contact us for a promotion code.
Currently Enrolled MVPS Adult Students and Members are welcome to bring in your kids for some studio time! Parent must provide clay (from their class clay) and instruction and supervise their kids at all times.
Time to embellish your garden or balconies! You will be able to choose from two outdoor projects and make it your own version. If time permits you can do both. You'll be able to either underglaze your piece that day or chose from one of our special glazes. Your pieces will be ready to pick within two weeks.
Sunday: August 27th and September 24th 10:30am-12:30pm
Start your Sunday in a creative and fun way. Give the potter's wheel a try with your child. This is a 2 hour event: with an hour+ pottery lesson and a quick clean up. Choose a glaze and we'll finish your pieces (ready for pick-up 2 weeks later).