Classes for now are only open to local Modesto, CA participants who would like to learn, buy small quantity supplies and have their project fired in a kiln.


$1.50 per lb of clay (Amount needed for one project).

$6 per project kiln fee.

$6 flat rate for glaze. This covers as many colors as you need for one project.

$13.50 Total for one project. Including: Clay + Glaze + Kiln Fee.

General Supply List: 

-Towel (rag will get very dirty)

-Washcloth or paper towels

-Water bowl


-Flat surface to work on (will get very dirty)

-Flat surface to store project on, large enough for project, small enough to fit in a grocery bag. (Can use small wood planks, ceramic tiles, small cutting boards etc..)

-Paint brush (small)

-Needle tool (can use safety pin/ sewing pins)

-Twisty ties (to keep bag closed)

-Carving tool (can use skewers, tooth pics, chop sticks)

-2 Bags to keep project in (grocery bag or produce bag)

Class 5: Pinch Pots

See General Supply list + Underglaze colors at top of page. YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO PURCHASE CERAMIC TOOLS. All items can be replaced with house hold items. But it if you are looking to do ceramics more often then the tools are helpful.


-Smoothing rib: Or use a gift card/credit card, or your fingers! A smoothing rib is the kidney shaped tool that is flat on one edge.

Class 4: Ceramic Plates- Slab Project

See General Supply list + Underglaze colors at top of page. These are some replacement ideas if you do not have items on list… Rolling pin or use a bottle, Knife tool or a steak knife, Carving tool or dull pencil, Smoothing rib or just use your fingers or sponge. A smoothing rib is the kidney shaped tool that is flat on one edge. If you don’t have a plate, bowl or plaque to use as a mold you can alway cut what ever shape you want and curl up the sides. The Dollar Store has a section of wood plaques, you can use any shape you would like. Joann’s also has a section of wood plaques of different shapes and sizes.

Class 3: Ceramic Tiles- Slab Project

Class 2: Monstera Leaf Plate- Slab project

Friday August 28th Leaf Plate project part 1. Friday Sept. 4th Glazing Leaf Plate.

Class 1: Mini Coil Pot

Friday July 17th Coil pot project part 1

Friday August 14th Coil pot project part 2 Glazing

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2 thoughts on “Classes

  1. Ana Medina says:

    I absolutely love Athena’s class. She is so patient and takes her time with you. This is my first time taking ceramics class as an adult and I love it. Athena makes it easy to learn and it’s so relaxing to work on your project. I have done all the projects so far and will continue attending. Athena is fantastic!!! I highly recommend taking her classes ♥️♥️♥️

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