who we are
Petaluma Pottery is a community clay studio in Petaluma, CA offering clay classes for both adults and kids, workshops, and studio memberships.
Our studio is run by potter and tile maker, Forrest Lesch-Middelton and printer and logistical lady Beth Schaible. We are connected to Forrest’s studio FLM Ceramics. We are offering classes for all levels that focus on both functional and sculptural ceramics and encompass a variety of techniques that teach craftsmanship, foster creativity, serve as a great social outlet, and enrich lives.
About our studio
Our studio is equipped with large work tables, shelving, and storage. We have a slab roller, coil extruder, 8 electric wheels, 2 kick / electric wheels, and two electric kilns. We also have a variety of hand tools and other necessities which are all available for student use.
We offer classes, workshops, open studios, studio memberships, and community events. Check our calendar for a full list of upcoming events.
Take a class or workshop
Whether you've worked in clay for years or have never taken a class, we can help you get started! Check out our current class and workshop schedule. Classes typically run 6 weeks, one day a week and give you a broader overview while workshops are 1, 2, or 3 day intensives with a more narrow focus of study. Come ready to get your hands dirty!