Centering your Creativity
Looking for a fun experience in Santa Fe? How about playing in the mud with a local ceramic artist! The cost includes a two-hour class complete with libations and all materials, clay, glazes, and firing, and we can ship your works of art to you when they're complete. A variety of beverages is offered, and you're welcome to BYOB as well. 100% of net proceeds go to our non-profit beneficiaries.
We start each pottery class by taking students on a tour of our little pottery studio. Paseo Pottery is housed inside a rustic little adobe built in the early 1900s in the railyard district of Santa Fe and has been part of the Santa Fe art scene for three decades. The space includes both a working ceramics studio and a retail gallery. In the studio, artists feverishly 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.
During class, students will learn about the process of making pottery, starting with creating their individual works of art today during class, through how we will then take their pieces through the rest of the process: trimming, drying, bisquing, glazing, firing, etc. Each student will have an opportunity to make two pieces and can either chose to throw on the wheel, or perhaps a little of both. At the end of the class, students choose a glaze color for each piece, then we handle the rest and let you know when your pieces are ready.