Happy Life Pottery

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Welcome to Happy Life Pottery!  We are both a teaching studio and an art/gift boutique store. Stop in today to visit our beautiful, creative space and do some shopping, sign up for a class, or both!

Happy Life Pottery Art & Gift Boutique

We offer more than just pottery! We feature a variety of art pieces and jewelry from artists who are local, national, and international. Additionally, we order a variety of home & gift items to sprinkle into the mix so that our selection is fun and varied. We truly have a little something for everyone!


Hours:

Monday & Tuesday: 12pm to 6pm

Wednesday - Saturday: 10am to 6pm

Sunday: 12pm to 5pm

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classes

Pottery Classes & Workshops

Although we produce some beautiful pottery for our store, we are mainly a teaching studio. We love the natural combination of creativity with a social atmosphere that our classes offer, and it is our absolute joy to see our students' inner artists unleashed!


For those who are interested in the pottery wheel, we currently focus on beginners or those who are re-learning the wheel after an extended absence from throwing. If you are an experienced potter who is looking for some open studio time, we are in the process of looking for an additional space so that we can accommodate your needs in the near future!


We also offer a variety of other clay classes that do not involve the wheel, so be sure to also check out the classes for Silver Clay Jewelry Making, Hand-Building (sculpture), and 2 Hour Pottery Projects. 

Class Schedule

Because we are a small studio and also give sign-up priority to our current students, please be advised that our classes fill up quickly!

upcoming Events

jan 25

Saturday Afternoon Pottery Project

3pm - 5pm

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Event Details

jan 25

Saturday Afternoon Pottery Project

Our Saturday Afternoon Pottery Projects focus on one particular project, and we walk you through it, so no experience is required! You can get as creative as you desire--or just keep it simple--it's entirely up to you. 


The January 25th afternoon projects are Vases or Cats!


You will pick one of the glaze options before you leave, and we will glaze your project for you. Afterwards, the project will need to be dried, fired, glazed, and then fired again. It will be ready to be picked up in approximately 2 weeks after the class. We will email you when they're ready.


For more information, go to "Classes" at the top of the page and select "2 Hour Pottery Projects"

3pm - 5pm

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jan 25

Saturday Night Pottery Project

6pm - 8pm

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Event Details

jan 25

Saturday Night Pottery Project

Our Saturday Night Pottery Projects focus on one particular project, and we walk you through it, so no experience is required! You can get as creative as you desire--or just keep it simple--it's entirely up to you. 


The January 25th evening project is "Wall" Flowers


You will pick one of the glaze options before you leave, and we will glaze your project for you. Afterwards, the project will need to be dried, fired, glazed, and then fired again. It will be ready to be picked up in approximately 2 weeks after the class. We will email you when they're ready.


For more information, go to "Classes" at the top of the page and select "2 Hour Pottery Projects"

6pm - 8pm

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feb 1

Silver Clay Class Begins (5 weeks)

2pm - 5pm

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Event Details

feb 1

Silver Clay Class Begins (5 weeks)

Join us for a fun, hands-on class and learn to make silver jewelry from artist Linda Bodie!


Silver Clay is a marvelous material which enables you to create beautiful silver jewelry pieces. In this beginners' class, you will be able to design and create silver pendants, earrings, and/or beads.


For more information, go to "Classes" at the top of the page and select "Silver Clay Jewelry"

2pm - 5pm

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feb 1

Wine & Chocoate Walk

1pm - 5pm

Downtown Benicia

Event Details

feb 1

Wine & Chocoate Walk

The Wine & Chocolate Walk offers attendees a chance to taste fine wines and chocolate pairings in Downtown Benicia.  Thirty-two different wines will be poured inside participating downtown shops (including us!) providing an enjoyable sweethearts day out to “sip, walk, and shop” with the added bonus of chocolate tastings.


Tickets are $30 advance for a single ticket and $55 advance for a pair of tickets. The day of the event the price increases to $35 for a single ticket. Ticket price includes up to 15 tastes and one (1) complimentary Benicia Main Street wine glass per person. Participants must be age 21 and over. 


Check-in starts at 12:30pm at Benicia Main Street, 90 First Street.  Wine glass, map of tasting locations, and wristband will be provided per ticket holder at check-in.


Tickets are limited and will be sold and can be purchased at Benicia Main Street, 90 First Street, or online at http://beniciamainstreet.org/wine-chocolate-walk-2020/

1pm - 5pm

Downtown Benicia

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Our Story

Happy Life Pottery is a labor of love brought to you by David and Amy Stellato. 


After leaving his corporate career, David discovered and fell in love with the art of making pottery while living in Austin, Texas, in 2014. Shortly afterwards, this creative outlet served as a source of joy even throughout his most difficult year of battling Stage 4 cancer.


In 2016, David met Amy, another artist who had similarly just left her corporate career in search of a more "Happy Life." Together, they aspired to use their business and art backgrounds to help bring more joy and creativity into the world together. 


Shortly afterwards, life threw another curveball when they learned David's mother had cancer and had been given only a 13% chance of survival. They immediately moved to California to care for her, and when she recovered, they resumed their plans.


Now David and Amy have fulfilled their dream in beautiful downtown Benicia! We hope you will be inspired with your own passion and enthusiasm for the art of pottery by taking a class, shopping, or both!