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Pottery Wheel Lessons in Outdoor Studio

Los Angeles, United States

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Experience hosted by Penelope

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

What you'll do

You’ll start out by meeting me at my home, where my studio is. It’s an outdoor studio in the backyard of our little spanish home in the historic neighborhood of West Adams, about 10 minutes from downtown. I provide complimentary craft beer, la croix, or hot tea to sip on while you throw. I can host up to five guests at a time and I’ll give demonstrations, helping out with tricks and techniques to get you going.

I am happy to offer as much guidance as you wish, usually the first hour is lots of specific instruction and the second hour is a chance to experiment and practice while I remain close to help as needed.

During your class you’ll get a chance to create as many pieces as you have time for. Everyone is different, some students might finish half a dozen pieces of pottery while others might spend nearly the whole class perfecting just a couple. The price includes a piece of pottery to take home.

If you want to keep additional pieces there is an additional charge of $10 per piece and they take 4-8 weeks to be fired and glazed.
Other things to note
When you arrive call me so I can come greet you, my number is 606-748-0236.
You’ll start out by meeting me at my home, where my studio is. It’s an outdoor studio in the backyard of our little spanish home in the historic neighborhood of West Adams, about 10 minutes from downtown. I provide complimentary craft beer, la croix, or hot tea to sip on while you throw. I can host up to five guests at a time and I’ll give demonstrations, helping out with tricks and techniques to get you going.

I am happy to offer as m…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Craft beer and wines will be here for you to enjoy. Filtered water, La Croi...
  • Equipment
    Clay, pottery wheel, aprons, tools and more! Extra covering in the form of...
From £46
/ person
Mon, 25 Jan
13:00 - 15:00
Join 2 other guests
£46 per person
£46 per person
Tue, 26 Jan
10:00 - 12:00
£46 per person
£46 per person
Wed, 27 Jan
10:00 - 12:00
£46 per person
£46 per person

Meet your host, Penelope

Host on Airbnb since 2012
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I’m a ceramic artist working in Los Angeles. I’ve been working with ceramics for 6 years and teaching for two. I love to share this passion of mine. My studio is part of my home and even after all this time I am still completely in love with having my hands in clay. I hope by the end of our session you’ll understand why this practice is so fun, challenging and meditative.
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Where you'll be

We will be working out of my personal studio which is part of my home but separate from my living space. It is outdoors!

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 170 reviews.

Banna
January 2021
We had a great time working with the clay and making some pieces to take home and remind us of this special day! Penelope made sure to coach us through the whole process and get us used to working with the wheel. We had a great time, we definitely recommend this experience!
We had a great time working with the clay and making some pieces to take home and remind us of this special day! Penelope made sure to coach us through the whole process and get us…
Vanessa
December 2020
Penelope was great! Definitely made us feel comfortable and was super friendly. She has a lot of knowledge in her craft and was there to help us every step of the way.
Karina
December 2020
Absolutely loved learning how to throw pottery with Penelope. The setup was great outside and felt COVID-safe. Penelope is sweet and provides just the right amount of guidance. Will do this again next time I’m in LA!
Bria
December 2020
I had a great time! Penelope is so easy going and helpful. The environment was calming and fun, with no pressure to be Michelangelo or da Vinci. Definitely would recommend if you’re looking for something interesting to do that’s not the usual tourist-y outings.
I had a great time! Penelope is so easy going and helpful. The environment was calming and fun, with no pressure to be Michelangelo or da Vinci. Definitely would recommend if you’r…
Thamar
December 2020
Penelope made my friends and I feel very comfortable at her class. It was beginner friendly and the added touches like extra masks and drinks were very much appreciated.
Jalyn
December 2020
My friend and I had a great time! It was an activity we both had never done and Penelope did a great job with being patient and helpful. Great date idea and I will definitely be back!

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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.

What to bring

Clothes that can get messy