New Location: 54240 Pine Crest Ave
Mountain Pottery is pleased to offer small hands-on pottery wheel classes for your social or family "pod." Each class can accommodate 2-4 people age 14 and above. The cost is $75 per person with a 2 person minimum ar $100 for a private lesson.. Because of the limited nature of the classes we require a $75 non-refundable deposit at the time of booking your reservation.
Classes are offered Saturday and Sunday mornings from 11am-12:30pm. If you do not see your desired date it has already been booked and is not available. However please reach out by email or text for special requests. We can often accommodate classes at 11am or 2pm any day we are open. We can also often accommodate larger groups as well as younger children...just ask.
Our instructors have been vaccinated and well-fitting masks are required to be worn by all participants.
Each participant will have the opportunity to try to make 2 pieces on the potter's wheel with assistance from our skilled instructors. Students will select their preferred glaze color(s) and the staff at Mountain Pottery will bisque fire, glaze and glaze fire the pieces. The finished ceramic pieces will be ready for pick-up or shipping 4-5 weeks following the class. Your ceramics will be food safe, dishwasher and microwave safe (ceramics may get hot in the microwave...remove with caution). Any pieces not picked up within 3 months of the class will be considered "orphaned"
Pottery wheel classes are focused on wheel throwing techniques and form. Our basic 1.5 hour class is perfect for beginners (locals and visitors). Class size is currently limited to family or social "bubbles" of no more than 4 people. The cost is $75 per person for 2 or more students and includes all tools, materials, instruction, your choice of glaze color and both firings (bisque and glaze). Pieces are typically ready for pick-up or to be shipped in about 3-4 weeks
Hand building with clay involves techniques such as pinch pots, coils, slabs… Select from one of our examples (see below) or bring your own idea. Glazing is included. You may either come back to do custom glazing once your piece has been bisque fired (about 2 weeks) or choose a single color and we will dip glaze your piece for you.
Freeform creativity. Join us for a clay sculpting class and make figurines, animals and anything your imagination can come up with. No prior experience needed. Classes include clay, instruction, use of sculpting tools and bisque firing in our kiln. Glazing is included. You may either come back to do custom glazing once your piece has been bisque fired (about 2 weeks) or choose a single color and we will dip glaze your piece for you.
We have an extensive design center with slab roller, tools for imprinting and cutting specific shapes, molding forms and many other tools for you to create a unique and personal ceramic piece. Browse our prototype photo library below or tell us your idea and we'll help you create it. We have workshop ideas for people of all ages and abilities including young children and individuals with special needs.
Plan your next holiday or special occasion with us! We have lots of ideas for Valentine's day, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and more. Keep in mind that it takes up to 4-5 weeks for a piece to be ready for pick-up or shipping...Plan ahead.
Our customers range in age from 3 to 93. We do our best to accommodate individuals with special needs Let us know how we can make your experience as wonderful as possible.
Select from our colorful dip glazes for a beautiful finish to your pottery. From right...cobalt, yellow, matte blue, mottled jade, cream and clear.
Now that you have created a unique ceramics piece it's time to add color and durability with our selection of beautiful and colorful glazes. Our glazing classes include instruction on surface decoration using brushes and sponges and a variety of glazing techniques. Glazing classes include materials, instruction and glaze firing in our kiln.
Can't make it back up the Hill...no problem. Select a single color glaze and one of our potters will glaze your piece for you. From $5.00 depending on the surface area to be glazed unless included in your initial class.
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54240 Pine Crest Ave. "B", Idyllwild, CA 92549