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Pottery Lesson

Santa Fe, United States

Experience hosted by Angela

2 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Please sign up for classes on Paseo Pottery's website as we're no longer posting them on Airbnb (in order to avoid overbooking.)

Classes are taught by local ceramic artists who volunteer their time, and 100% of net profits to charity. Paseo Pottery has joined the rank of a growing number of businesses embracing a radical form of conscious capitalism: cover costs, then donate rest to improve society.

After setting you up with a beverage (a variety of intoxicants is offered, and you're welcome to BYOB as well), your teacher will take you on an insider’s tour of the studio, teaching briefly about the production process—throwing, trimming, drying, bisquing, glazing, and firing. Then you'll get right to playing in the mud!

During the class, you’ll get to throw on the wheel or hand build or perhaps a bit of both. Before the end of the class, you’ll choose your favorite glazes, then over the coming weeks we will walk your works of art through the rest of the process. If you're not from Santa Fe, we can ship your pieces to you when they’re ready. (Shipping is $15.)

Other things to note
Dress in clothing you don't mind getting dirty! Aprons are provided, but classes can get sloppy.
Please sign up for classes on Paseo Pottery's website as we're no longer posting them on Airbnb (in order to avoid overbooking.)

Classes are taught by local ceramic artists who volunteer their time, and 100% of net profits to charity. Paseo Pottery has joined the rank of a growing number of businesses embracing a radical form of conscious capitalism: cover costs, then donate rest to improve society.

After setting you up wit…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    tea, coffee, beer, wine
  • Equipment
    clay, apron, tools, glaze
From $161
/ person
Fri, 23 Apr
$161 per person
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Join 1 other guest
$161 per person
Fri, 30 Apr
$161 per person
$161 per person

Meet your host, Angela

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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Angela has been a ceramic artist for decades and her work is influenced by years of travel. She recently returned from a journey around the world during which she hiked the Inca Trail, snuck into a communist headquarters in Bulgaria, rode camelback through the Sahara, caught the swine flu in Istanbul, was chased out of the Grand Mosque of Uqba, lived on a vineyard in Portugal, taught at a tribal school in Rajasthan, biked through floating markets of Thailand, and communed with snow monkeys in Japan. Angela looks forward to hosting fellow travelers and being part of your Santa Fe experience!
Angela has been a ceramic artist for decades and her work is influenced by years of travel. She recently returned from a journey around the world during which she hiked the Inca Trail, snuck into a communist headquarters in Bulgaria, rode camelback through the Sahara, caught the swine flu in Istanbul, was chased out of the Grand Mosque of Uqba, lived on a vineyard in Portugal, taught at a tribal school in Rajasthan, biked through floating markets of Thailand, and communed with snow monkeys in Ja…
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Where you'll be

Paseo Pottery is housed inside a rustic little adobe built in the early 1900s in the railyard district of Santa Fe. The space includes both a working ceramics studio and a retail gallery. In the studio member artists design and create (think muddy mayhem: whirling wheels, fiery kilns, and sundry clay-coated potting paraphernalia), while in the gallery finished pieces are displayed beneath the soft glow of farmhouse chandeliers.
Angela
April 2021
Liam did an excellent job in his instruction and I love the volunteer concept! I was not a total newbie and there was plenty for me to learn in this fun atmosphere. Whether you are already experienced or have never touched clay, there is something for everyone.
Liam did an excellent job in his instruction and I love the volunteer concept! I was not a total newbie and there was plenty for me to learn in this fun atmosphere. Whether you a…
Tara
April 2021
Good class to get an overview.. I had never done anything like this before. The team was good about going around and helping if you got stuck. Looking forward to seeing my finished pieces.
Bud
March 2020
Our experience was led by a volunteer Kim. I really enjoyed it and she was helpful when I needed it. I highly recommend this and would love to come back again!
Greg
February 2020
Super fun throwing pottery! Brought a bottle of vino and learned some new techniques. Instruction was just the right blend of teaching and figuring out what works for each individual. Thanks for a great time! The trimming, glazing and firing are all handled by Angela and her team. Great way to spend a few hours on Valentines weekend! Cheers! Greg and Christina P.S. - Remember to tip your instructor!
Super fun throwing pottery! Brought a bottle of vino and learned some new techniques. Instruction was just the right blend of teaching and figuring out what works for each indivi…
LuLu
February 2020
Liam taught our class and was very knowledgeable and patient. We got to spend the majority of the time working on the wheel with the clay and not just standing and watching him. We also got to bring our own wine which was nice 👍
Kassandra
December 2019
This was a great experience for my partner and I! He has some experience working with clay and I was a complete beginner. It was really cool to be able to make two different items using different techniques. The instructors were very engaging, enthusiastic, informative and kind. I was having a bit of a challenging time but the instructors stayed patient and helpful. The drink selection was of variety (n/a as well) and the group atmosphere was fun with a wide range of ages. I definitely recommend this experience. Thanks again to the instructors who volunteer their time!
This was a great experience for my partner and I! He has some experience working with clay and I was a complete beginner. It was really cool to be able to make two different items…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.