Clay Classes, Workshops, & Community Studio





We’re offering a full scholarship for our upcoming Intro to Wheel Throwing 6 week class to a current High School 17 or 18 year old student! Student selected must be able to attend all 6 weeks of class. Scholarship includes full tuition and materials valued at $232. Applications due by Feb. 19 and recipient will be notified via email by Feb. 22!
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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 Forrest Lesch-Middelton and 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!