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No Kiln Required!

No Kiln Required!

Ever wonder  “I would like to try working with clay” ?

Would you like an activity you can do with your kids during summer vacation?

Were you inspired by the movie “Ghost”?

Have you always wanted to try ‘throwing on the potters wheel’?

Before you go spending hundreds of dollars taking a workshop doing something you don’t even know you will enjoy…  why don’t you check out what I made for you first?

I know from experience!  My sister hated clay underneath her fingernails.


The pros will tell you before you are able to start working on the wheel, you need to learn the basics of clay by handbuilding beforehand.

I don’t agree with that statement.  Throwing & handbuilding techniques should be taught for those wanting to work on the wheel.    I don’t think one needs to come before the other unless one does not have access to the tools.


August 6th, 2013 is the first day of class for my 3 week online ceramic course.  No wheel required!  No Kiln Required!

An introduction to pottery- handbuilding with clay.





You will learn the basics of clay.  The different types and firing techniques.

I will be assigning projects for you to find your style…

This will help when you research a studio to work in.  You will have the knowledge to see if the facility is a good fit for you.


We will explore the techniques of coiling and slab building.

The potters of Mata Ortiz, Mexico use the coiling technique.  Slab work is quite contemporary.


We will make decorative objects using a self-hardening clay.

Because we are decorating with acrylic paints, these pieces should not be used for food!


Although you do not have access to a kiln, I will also provide information on glazes and firing to give you the knowledge.


  • You’ll also get E-books/handouts  (pdf) of all of the projects.
  • Access to a google hangout where I am in real time & will be available to answer any questions you may have.
  • Tons of support and encouragement along the way!

No worries if  our time zones aren’t  the same, you will have access  to the videos and I always answer my emails.


Registration is from June 28, – July 26,  2013    I really do hope to see you!


Do this first!


Make your purchase here.    Please be reminded, registration closes July 26, 2013.


Within 24 hrs you will be directed to the google hangout page where you will register for the course followed by  emails with your login info and materials list.  I will also be sending links explaining google hangouts, as well as other research I think may be beneficial for your journey.


One lucky person who signs up gets it for free!   Draw July 27, 2013.


Course Starts August 6, 2013 @ 1:00 pm.  (Pacific Time)  I have a counter on the registration page to remind you as well as the email updates from me along the way.


BONUS! I will also be giving away a digital copy of Danielle LaPorte’s The Desire Map at the end of the course to another lucky person!


I really do hope to see you soon!


Big big hugs!