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Get yours hands dirty with desert clay

art class

Get yours hands dirty with desert clay

28 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
art class

Get yours hands dirty with desert clay

art class

Get yours hands dirty with desert clay

28 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

When you arrive, we will have brief coffee/tea time and chat to get to know each other better, then you receive a brief pottery studio introduction. Joanna will show you how to build either a coiled/slab cup, a small vase, nut bowl or a succulent pot. She will share with you many creative ways to decorate your clay object(s). You can emboss with Mojave Desert sand, texture with local plants or paint your own pattern using colorful underglazes. As you create Joanna, will answer any questions you may have or help with challenges you experience. We will bisque, glaze, fire, than ship your creation to you. IMPORTANT! You will create your clay pieces and leave them in our studio. Clay objects have to dry out 2 weeks, then Joanna will fire them once as a bisque, and then she will glaze them (we will discuss and establish glazes colors before you leave) and fire them again for cone5 (temperature 2118F-2167F). The whole process may take Joanna a month or longer, then, she will send your fired objects to your address. Shipping is NOT included in the class price, but will be set based on the size of your creation. If you choose to ship your pottery, you will pay a flat fee of $35 for handling and shipping during the class time via card, check, or cash or Joanna will contact you when your ceramics are ready and you can PayPal her.

Your host

Learn more about Joanna

Joanna

Joanna Szachowska and her husband Artur are the creative duo Dust Ceramics. They moved from Warsaw to the Mojave Desert in 2016 to create their mindful, modern ceramics. Joanna is also an illustrator, painter, fiber and mixed-media artist. Meet Dust Ceramics every Saturday at the Joshua Tree Market where they sell their ceramics, which can also be found in local shops, galleries and many stylish Airbnb rentals in Joshua Tree and Palm Springs. Joanna is also a passionate teacher of sculpture and ceramics at Old Town Artisan Studio in La Quinta.

What's included

Drinks
coffee, herb tea, water
Equipment
White wet clay, all needed tools, under glazes for painting on a raw clay, many natural objects to emboss and decorate your…

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Where you'll be

We will conduct our workshop in our home studio in Landers. We love that it is connected to our home - we are never separate. Art is our life. Life is art.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 4 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. No clay or ceramic experience needed. Just bring your imagination and curiosity.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

What to bring

comfortable clothes which you don't mind getting dirty

More tips

Your clay objects will stay in our studio - clay has to dry and be fired twice. A whole process takes a month or more. Shipping is NOT included in the class price. If you choose to ship your pottery, you will pay a flat fee $35 for shipping and handling during the class time or by PayPay.

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Joanna
Get yours hands dirty with desert clay
28 reviews
$85/person
28 reviews
$85/person