Class Schedules


New Beginner Wheel Classes!

We know that it’s been difficult to get signed up for a beginner wheel class because we have been full, but we finally have more classes available!

Beginner Wheel Classes – MORE COMING SOON!

Details: 6-week Beginner Wheel Class, all inclusive (use of studio tools, clay, firing, glazing & some additional open studio time*) $250

These new classes will be the same day/time every week for six consecutive weeks and Mondays are open studio time* (from 12pm to 8pm) for anyone enrolled in a beginner class. Classes are kept small so space is limited!

  • Wednesdays 2pm to 5pm, beginning February 20th – SOLD OUT
  • Wednesdays 6pm to 9pm, beginning February 20th – SOLD OUT
  • Saturdays 10am to 1pm, beginning February 23rd – SOLD OUT

This class is for BEGINNERS (those with little or no experience, or those re-learning the wheel after an extended absence from throwing. No production work or experienced potters will be allowed in this class.

*Open studio (on Mondays) is for PRACTICE only. This is not time for additional instruction or to produce anything new. You may practice the techniques that you learned or finish pieces that you began in class, but you will not be allowed to keep anything new produced during this time.




New Intentional Creativity Classes!

Intentional Creativity is a guided step-by-step method of creativity that can release blocks, transform old stories into empowering new endings, and create clarity and vision for the future.


Vision Book 2019 – Getting to the Root! Clarity, release, insight, personal values, desired feelings, 2019 bucket list, intentions & small steps. An Intentional Creativity Workshop.

  • Have you stopped to note what you have to celebrate from your experiences in 2018?
  • What is it time to let go of from 2018 or beyond? Is there something that is no longer serving you well, is no longer needed or possibly dragging you down and taking up space instead of something new? 
  • Are you looking for clarity on what is most important to bring you joy, peace and the life you desire for 2019? How do you want to feel and experience this new year?

Join Certified Intentional Creativity Facilitator and GOLDEN Paints Artist Educator Kerry Lee for this unique and empowering retrospection of 2018 and an insightful, fun and simple way to discover (or affirm) how you’d like to feel and experience life during this new year.

Coming Again Soon!

This workshop is all about the insight gained during the process and you’ll leave having acknowledged the good things that happened in 2018 and have a simple clear vision and the beginnings of a plan for your truest desires for 2019. During the year you will be able to go back to refresh and remember your truest intentions and add insights and notes as the year progresses.

No art experience is needed! Limited Seating



Dream Catcher Painting Party with a Purpose

Join Benicia Artist, GOLDEN Artist Educator, and Intentional Creativity® Teacher Kerry Lee for a few hours of social painting, symbolism, intention & fun!

This is not your ordinary painting party! This very special  Dream Catcher painting for yourself or makes a one of a kind gift and can become a place for dreams grow for 2019 and beyond with the addition of pape feathers. The above photo is not the actual painting. It is a representation of what the final painting will look like from a large mural Kerry Lee recently painted. You’ll paint a single dream catcher with assorted colored feathers and words written into the webbing.

New Date to Be Announced Soon!

As always no art experience is needed. Kerry Lee will walk you through this step by step and give you some tips to make it easy. And you artists are welcome to make it your own adding your own creativity and style too!

All supplies are included and light snacks and sparkly water will be provided. Feel free to bring a bottle of your favorite beverage or finger foods to share as well.

Limited Seating




Pottery, art, gifts, jewelry & more!

Store hours:
Sunday 12 – 5
Monday and Tuesday 12 – 6
Wednesday through Saturday 10 – 6


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Happy Life Pottery & Gallery
632 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510

(707) 742-3411


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Happy Life Pottery is a labor of love brought to you by David 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 cancer, and has ultimately inspired him to bring this fun & expressive art form to others!

Now David and Amy (his fiancé) begin a new chapter in their lives by bringing this wonderfully creative outlet to beautiful downtown Benicia! We hope you will be inspired with your own passion and enthusiasm for the art of pottery by classes, shopping, or both!