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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 ceramics 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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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 Metal Clay Jewelry Making, Hand-Building (sculpture), and Saturday Evening 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

nov 1-30

Downtown Holiday Shopping Spree

November

Downtown Benicia

Event Details

nov 1-30

Downtown Holiday Shopping Spree

This extended shopping event offers shoppers a chance to enter a drawing for a downtown shopping spree valued at $500 in Downtown Dollars


For every $10 shoppers spend at participating stores (including Happy Life Pottery!), they will receive one ticket for the drawing.


In honor of Small Business Saturday on November 30th, shoppers will receive double coupons.


The drawing will take place on December 6th, the evening of the Holiday Open House & Tree Lighting.


For more information, go to BeniciaMainStreet.org

November

Downtown Benicia

nov 16

Art Scavenger Hunt

12pm - 4pm

Downtown Benicia, Begins at Benicia Main Street, 90 First Street

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nov 16

Art Scavenger Hunt

Discover amazing art found in downtown galleries while doing a scavenger hunt. Participants will receive a free “I Love Benicia” bag and be entered in drawing to win $100 in Downtown Dollars.


For more information, go to BeniciaMainStreet.org 

12pm - 4pm

Downtown Benicia, Begins at Benicia Main Street, 90 First Street

nov 23

Saturday Night Pottery Project

6pm - 8pm

Happy Life Pottery

Event Details

nov 23

Saturday Night Pottery Project

Don't have time to commit to a five or six week class? Come in and play with us for one night instead! Our Saturday Night Pottery Projects focus on one particular project, and we walk you through it--so no experience is required! Get creative or keep it simple--either way it's a fun time!


Go to "Classes" at the top of the page, and select "Saturday Night Pottery Project" for more information

6pm - 8pm

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nov 24

Sculpture Class Begins (6 weeks)

6pm - 9pm

Happy Life Pottery

Event Details

nov 24

Sculpture Class Begins (6 weeks)

Workshop 1: Learning the Fundamentals


Workshop 1 is an introductory workshop that will teach you about the fundamentals of "hand building" in clay (where all great sculptures begin), along with surface techniques and glazing, and is open to all skill levels. 


Go to "Classes" at the top of the page, and select "Hand-Building/Sculpture" for more information

6pm - 9pm

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nov 30

Saturday Night Pottery Project

7pm - 10pm

Estuary Park

Event Details

nov 30

Saturday Night Pottery Project

Don't have time to commit to a five or six week class? Come in and play with us for one night instead! Our Saturday Night Pottery Projects focus on one particular project, and we walk you through it--so no experience is required! Get creative or keep it simple--either way it's a fun time!


Go to "Classes" at the top of the page, and select "Saturday Night Pottery Project" for more information

7pm - 10pm

Estuary Park

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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!

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