What you'll do
Classes are taught by local ceramic artists who volunteer their time, and 100% of net profits to charity. Paseo Pottery has joined the rank of a growing number of businesses embracing a radical form of conscious capitalism: cover costs, then donate rest to improve society. After setting you up with a beverage (a variety of intoxicants is offered, and you're welcome to BYOB as well), your teacher will take you on an insider’s tour of the studio, teaching briefly about the production process—throwing, trimming, drying, bisquing, glazing, and firing. Then you'll get right to playing in the mud! During the class, you’ll get to throw on the wheel or hand build or perhaps a bit of both. Before the end of the class, you’ll choose your favorite glazes, then over the coming weeks we will walk your works of art through the rest of the process. If you're not from Santa Fe, we can ship your pieces to you when they’re ready. (Shipping is $25 for up to 2 students to the same address.)
Angela has been a ceramic artist for decades and her work is influenced by years of travel. She recently returned from a journey around the world during which she hiked the Inca Trail, snuck into a communist headquarters in Bulgaria, rode camelback through the Sahara, caught the swine flu in Istanbul, was chased out of the Grand Mosque of Uqba, lived on a vineyard in Portugal, taught at a tribal school in Rajasthan, biked through floating markets of Thailand, and communed with snow monkeys in Japan. Angela looks forward to hosting fellow travelers and being part of your Santa Fe experience!
tea, coffee, beer, wine
clay, apron, tools, glaze
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Where you'll be
Paseo Pottery is housed inside a rustic little adobe built in the early 1900s in the railyard district of Santa Fe. The space includes both a working ceramics studio and a retail gallery. In the studio member artists design and create (think muddy mayhem: whirling wheels, fiery kilns, and sundry clay-coated potting paraphernalia), while in the gallery finished pieces are displayed beneath the soft glow of farmhouse chandeliers.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Dress in clothing you don't mind getting dirty! Aprons are provided, but classes can get sloppy.