Class Schedules

 

Beginner Wheel Classes

Because our current students get first pick of the classes, there are often only a few spots available of the classes listed below, so please sign up quickly to hold your spot!


Beginner Wheel Classes

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 weeks and Mondays are open studio time* (from 12pm to 8pm) for anyone enrolled in a class. Classes are kept small so space is limited!

  • Our Classes for the Summer Session have filled and are currently in progress. Our next round of Beginner Classes will begin at the end of August. Check back at the beginning of August for the schedule!

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.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


 

Intermediate Wheel Classes

Because our current students get first pick of these spaces, there are often only a couple of spaces available in this class!


Intermediate Wheel Class

Prerequisite: the ability to wedge and to center 3-4 lbs of clay and make a 10 inch cylinder.

Details: 6-week Intermediate Wheel Class, all inclusive* (use of studio tools, 1 bag of clay, firing, glazing & some additional open studio time*) $250

These classes will be the same day/time every week for six weeks and Tuesdays are open studio time* (from 12pm to 8pm) for anyone enrolled in class. Space is limited! This class will concentrate on forms and shapes and introduce shortcuts on throwing.

  • Our Classes for the Summer Session have filled and are currently in progress. Our next round of Intermediate Classes will begin at the end of August. Check back at the beginning of August for the schedule!

*Open studio (on Tuesdays) is not time for additional instruction, and we are a teaching studio, so no production work is allowed!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


 

 

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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 Amy and 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 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!