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Play With Clay at a Pottery Studio

art class

Play With Clay at a Pottery Studio

127 reviews
Paused until 14 June. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English
art class

Play With Clay at a Pottery Studio

art class

Play With Clay at a Pottery Studio

127 reviews
Paused until 14 June. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Working with clay is mesmerizing - and challenging. After a tour of the studio guests will don aprons and sit down at their own wheels to "throw" a vase or bowl. We work "hands-on," with each person to insure that you come away with at least on beautiful vessel. You may take the piece home, as is, or (for a small charge) have us to bisque, glaze and high-fire it for you. You may visit the gallery and explore surface decoration; then select your own glaze from more than 40 finishes. Or you may come back for a 2nd (glazing) workshop. Finished pieces can be picked up a few weeks later, or shipped if you prefer. AS A SAFETY MEASURE, ALL POTTERY WORKSHOPS WILL BE PRIVATE. Your "group" may be as small as 1 or large as 8, but we will only teach one group at a time. It will be PRIVATE. SCULPTING. Some guests (especially children) prefer sculpting or "handbuilding," rather than "throwing on the wheel." In this case, we'll conduct your workshop in the handbuilding room, and your piece may be finished weeks sooner. Children under 11 may not have the strength or coordination to throw on the wheel. But they LOVE hand-building! Clay IS a Magical Material. Every student is different, and everyone receives individual instruction. You may want to think, in advance, about what you'd like to make. Your only limitation is your imagination!

Your host

Learn more about Robin

Robin

CLAY IS A MAGICAL MATERIAL, and host, Robin Nahin has been "playing with clay" for more than 40 years. In 2017 she sold her legal business in LA an purchased a home in Ojai with a pottery studio. She now pursues her passion: making hand-made ceramics. She has opened the studio, Firestick Pottery, to other Ojai artists, many of whom show in galleries nationwide. For Air B&B guests, Robin provides 2-hour workshops, a tour of the studio (including a demo by one of the master potters) and the hands-on activity making YOUR OWN clay creation.

What's included

Food
chips, nuts or cookies We'll also serve fresh juice or fruit (oranges, peaches, plums, nectarines, pomegranates) when…
Equipment
clay, wheels, and tools

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Where you'll be

Ojai is a mecca for "seekers," with a history of alternative philosophy, respect for the environment, celebration of the arts. especially ceramics. We have a gallery, a sculpting room, 14 potters wheels, and 4 kilns. Guests are welcome to watch potters as they work, and might even be present for a "kiln opening." The Studio is surrounded by farms and fruit trees. You may pick oranges, peaches or pomegranates, when they're in season.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 4 and up can attend.

What to bring

comfortable clothes & shoes. (no bare feet!)

More tips

Children are welcome, but kids under 11 should plan on "handbuilding," rather than throwing on the wheel. They'll be able to sculpt an animal, make a soap dish -- or build a castle!

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

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Robin
Play With Clay at a Pottery Studio
127 reviews
From $79/person
127 reviews
From $79/person