Please join me at the Clayhouse for our annual holiday sale! It is my first time to be a part of this sale with this wonderful community of artists. If you are looking for a homemade holiday gift, this is the place for ceramics and art glass.
The Clayhouse, 2909 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica CA 90404
Friday December 9, 2016 4-9pm and
Saturday Dec 10, 2016 10am-6pm
As Henry Moore said, “To be an artist is to believe in life.”
Come meet the artists, find a special gift for yourself or a friend and think about taking a class in 2017!
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Pablo Picasso
Students will learn techniques for working with clay such as coiling, extruding, and slab rolling, to make bowls, cups, vases, planters and more. Glazing instruction is also included.
The fee is $280 which includes a 25-lb. bag of clay and tools, access to the studio anytime, plus the firing. An advance deposit is required to hold a space in class. Class size is limited to allow for individual attention.
Handbuilding Instructor: Diana Ungerleider is a director on the Clayhouse Advisory Board . She studied design at UCLA and Santa Monica College, and continued her ceramics studies at the Mendocino Art Center. Diana has been teaching ceramic classes in wheel throwing and hand-building since 2008.
Diana has been involved in making pottery since childhood. Upon moving to Los Angeles in 1977, she pursued her interests by taking classes at the Clayhouse, and has been a member of for over 30 years. She has taught ceramics in the Occupational Therapy Center at UCLA’s Semel Institute from 1997 to 2003. She has also volunteered her teaching skills at several Los Angeles inner-city art centers and schools.
Each year, she assists with the organization’s advertising and public relations efforts for the annual Holiday Showcase, an event that features the work of its members.
Wheel class for beginners: will begin in early 2017 and meet on Sundays for six weeks.
Wheel Throwing Instructor: David Stone is a director on the Clayhouse Advisory Board. He has been the associated with the Clay House since 1986. He first came to The Clayhouse as a studio artist and became an instructor in 1987. For more than 30 years David has continued to teach, inspire and create his own ceramic work. David has travelled the world in search of ceramic inspiration and has studied in Japan, Mexico and Italy.
David continues to teach beginning throwing classes and give advanced throwing seminars at The Clayhouse. David also monitors and oversees the public glazes used at the studio.
David has sold and shown his work throughout the United States.
David is a production designer in the television commercial industry, where he has practiced his craft for over 25 years.
The Clayhouse is located at 2909 Santa Monica Blvd in Santa Monica. Call for more information 310-828-7071 or look on our website.
“The Clayhouse is the oldest high fire ceramics studio on the Westside. The unassuming storefront on Santa Monica Blvd. displays some of the work of the many talented Clayhouse members. In the back is a large studio with tables, potter’s wheels, glazes, gas-fired kilns and pottery in various stages of production. Group classes and private lessons are offered during the day and evening, as well as studio memberships. For over 4 decades, potters of all ages and abilities have been coming here to learn, develop their creativity and have fun.”
About the Author: Lisa Niver is an explorer, writer, artist and on-camera host who had her first solo art show in November 2016 as part of her 50 new and adventurous things before she is 50 project! See more of her art on Instagram and Facebook. She was recently interviewed by Business Insider and her 600+ videos are nearing one million views on YouTube, Amazon Fire TV and Roku.