Challenging times call for creative (and safe) solutions! Using technology and extra safety precautions, we now have TWO ways for you to participate in some safe, fun, and creative classes, so that you can learn pottery from home!
Now you can learn pottery online in two different ways! We've designed a series of classes in which you can use traditional (kiln-fired), clay or our new air-dry clay!
Both utilize the same techniques--so you really ARE learning pottery, even with the air-dry option!
If you live in Benicia, Vallejo, American Canyon, Fairfield, Suisun City or Vacaville, you can participate in one of our sessions in which we drop off/pick up a clay kit (with traditional clay) and then we fire and glaze your project for you afterwards.
Or do your project ANYWHERE in the United States when you order your air-dry kit online! When you receive your kit, simply choose a class that will lead you through a project and teach you the same techniques that you would learn using traditional clay!
Either way, you're learning the building blocks of pottery and having some creative fun while you're at it!
If you're in our area and chose to make something during one of our Traditional Clay Creation Sessions, then we'll give you a time to log onto a Zoom session so that you can choose your glaze, ask questions, or let us know if you need more time. Afterwards, we'll pick up your project and email you when it's ready in 2 - 4 weeks.
With either Air-Dry or Traditional clay, if you have questions or simply want to show off your finished project, please request to join our Private Facebook Group that's been created just for you: "Happy Life Pottery LOVES Pottery Projects!" And, because we love our creative community so much, we'll also be hosting periodic Zoom sessions in which we'll give tips, give project ideas, and get a chance to meet you!
Our pottery project classes are designed to be used with either the Air-Dry Clay Kits OR the Traditional Clay Kits, since both clays use the same techniques. So even if you choose the Air-Dry Clay Kit, you're still learning REAL pottery.
These classes are designed to allow maximum creativity within the context of a specific project--so no two projects are the same! We give you lots of ideas and techniques, but these are not a paint-by-number classes, and we encourage you to develop your own style. And we will be continually adding classes, so please keep checking back to see the latest additions!
Join us as we teach you how to make one of this fun & quirky birds out of clay! Get creative and let your personality shine as we walk you through the process--no experience is required! We will teach you basic pottery techniques & give you LOTS of ideas so that you can make your bird unique!
This class is suitable for use with our Air-Dry Clay kits or our Traditional Clay kits. Perfect for Adults & Children over 9 years old $20*
This kit will give you everything that you need to complete your first pottery projects (except instruction which will need to be purchased separately above in the pottery project class section): 3 lbs of Air Dry Clay, scoring tool, pin tool, double-sided wooden roller, work mat, basic paint set, small round brush, small flat brush, large brush, & paint pallet $42 (free shipping or use coupon code PICKUP for 15% discount for store pickup)
If you already have your own paint & brushes, this kit will give you everything else that you will need to get started: 3 lbs of Air Dry Clay, scoring tool, pin tool, double-sided wooden roller, small flat brush & work mat $36 (free shipping or use coupon code PICKUP for 15% discount for store pickup)
So you already have tools and just need more clay? No problem! We sell packages of air-dry clay at 3 lbs each $15 (free shipping or use coupon code PICKUP for 15% discount for store pickup)
To participate in the Traditional Clay Creation Sessions, YOU MUST REGISTER FOR A POTTERY PROJECT CLASS ON THIS PAGE OR HAVE PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE so that we know you've been taught basic pottery techniques.
If you live in our service area (listed above), you may choose to have a Traditional (kiln-fired) Clay kit delivered to your house when a creation session is being offered (dates listed below). Our driver will drop it off outside your door with everything that you would need for a pottery project. You can create whatever you want (if you have previous experience), or you can follow along with one of our pottery project classes (listed in a previous section above) to create something awesome!
Afterwards, we will pick your project up, and we will glaze & fire it for you to finish it off. It will be ready in approximately 2-4 weeks.
MAIN REGISTRATION: One Main Registration is required per household (delivery location). This registration includes 1 Pottery Project kit (with traditional, kiln-fired, clay), Drop-Off/Pick-Up, Firing, and Glazing (class instruction sold separately) $48
ADD-ON REGISTRATIONS: If you have additional people within your household, you can order extra pottery project kits that will be dropped-off and picked-up at the same location as your main registration. Firing & Glazing included. $42