Coming in April...

All inclusive kits for handbuilding ceramics projects  at home.  We'll supply the clay, template and comprehensive instructions. Once you have completed your piece, bring it back to Mountain Pottery and we will bisque fire, glaze and glaze fire your piece for you. Most kits will be $45.  

Update for our Current Homeschool Students 3/30/20

Pottery and science "to go" kits!

During this time of sheltering in place we would like our students to have the option to participate in the Mountain Pottery science and ceramic handbuilding classes from home. We have developed kits for 5 handbuilding projects and 4 science classes that parents will be able to pick up from Mountain Pottery for their children to  do at home. Each kit requires the same $25 enrichment certificate from Inspire Charter. Many students have several available to use for the kits. 


Once the mandate is lifted students will need additional enrichment certificates to come to Mountain Pottery for glazing classes. Most students are able to glaze 2-3 projects in one 2 hour glazing class depending on the size, complexity and number of colors or techniques used. Glazing classes are $25 each. 


Handbuilding Pottery To Go Kits (excludes glazing):

  • Bird house
  • Wall clock (+$10 for clock mechanism)
  • Mother’s Day heart wall pocket 
  • Fairy garden mushrooms
  • Free build (your choice)

Science To Go Kits:

  • Pollinators & flowers
  • Bird beaks
  • Bat recipes
  • Spider web engineering
  • Wiggle worm kinetics (this will not be available as a kit at this time)

Kits have been assembled and picked up. Thank you for your support...have fun creating with clay at home.


We will let you know when to bring completed projects to Mountain Pottery for bisque firing. 


If you have any special requests please let us know. 

Pottery wheel classes and glazing classes are postponed until May or June. 

Thank you so much for your ongoing support of Mountain Pottery. Stay healthy!

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Classes for Homeschoolers

Mountain Pottery is an approved vendor for Inspire Charter School! Request your enrichment certificate today!

In addition to pottery classes, we offer science and STEAM classes. Helen Hixon holds a California teaching credential in Science/Biology and has extensive training in teaching STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). Contact us for additional information.

Spring 2020 Classes Postponed...see above

Homeschool Classes

*We have simplified schedules & prices for the 2019-2020 school year.

  1. All classes will be held Thursdays.
  2. We have added an afternoon pottery class for older students.
  3. Science, STEAM, ceramic hand-building and glazing classes are $25 each with no additional materials fees.
  4. Order 10 classes (science, STEAM, ceramic hand-building & glazing) and get 10% discount ($225).
  5. Wheel classes are still $55 per class.

Space in each class is limited to allow for more personalized instruction. Please call, email or stop by to reserve your child’s spot and ensure we have received an enrichment certificate. Cancelations must be made at least 24 hours prior to the class start time.  Let us know if you have any special requests for ceramics or science. You may also request an enrichment certificate for any of our regularly scheduled workshops, private lessons and wheel classes. 


January:

  • 9th 10-11am: Science Lab, Polar Bear Insulation
  • 9th 11am-1pm: Handbuild Ceramic Fortune Cookies
  • 9th 2-4pm: Pottery Wheel Throwing (pieces will be trimmed in class Jan 16th).
  • 16th 11am-1pm: Pottery Wheel Throwing
  • 16th 2-4pm Trimming & Handles
  • 23rd 10-11am: Science Lab, Bird Nest Engineering
  • 23rd 11am-1pm: Handbuild Ceramic Spoons & Scoops
  • 23rd 2-4pm: Glazing
  • 30th 11am-1pm: Pottery Wheel Throwing (all ages)
  • 30th 2-4pm: Handbuild Ceramics Free Choice


February

  • 6th 10-11am: Science Lab, Shark Buoyancy
  • 6th 11am-1pm: Glazing
  • 6th 2-4pm: Pottery Wheel Throwing (pieces will be trimmed Feb 13th)
  • 13th 11am-1pm: Haiku/Poem Dish
  • 13th 2-4pm: Trimming & Handles
  • 20th 10-11am: Science Lab, Predator vs Prey
  • 20th 11am-1pm: Ceramic Sculpture, Garden Gnomes
  • 20th 2-4pm: Glazing
  • 27th 11am-1pm: Pottery Wheel Throwing
  • 27th 2-4pm: Handbuild ceramic Ocarina Flute

March

  • 5th 10-11am: Science Lab, Food Web
  • 5th 11am-1pm: Glazing
  • 5th 2-4pm: Pottery Wheel Throwing (pieces will be trimmed March 12th)
  • 12th 11am-1pm: Handbuild Woven Ceramic Berry Bowl
  • 12th 2-4pm: Trimming & Handles

Rescheduled to May or June:

  • 19th 10-11am: Science Lab, Wiggle Worm Kinetics
  • 19th 11am-1pm: Handbuild Ceramic Bird House
  • 19th 2-4pm: Glazing
  • 26th 11am-1pm: Sculpture, Ceramic Mushrooms
  • 26th 2-4pm: Handbuild Free Choice

April

  • 2nd 10-11am: Science Lab Bird Beaks
  • 2nd 11am-1pm: Glazing
  • 2nd 2-4pm: Pottery Wheel Throwing (pieces will be trimmed April 9th)
  • 9th 11am-1pm: Handbuild, Ceramic Clock (+ $10 for clock mechanism)
  • 9th 2-4pm: Trimming & Handles
  • 16th 10-11am: Science Lab Spider Web Engineering
  • 16th 11am-1pm Handbuild Mothers' Day Gift (ready to glaze April 30)
  • 16th 2-4pm: Glazing
  • 23rd 11am-1pm: Pottery Wheel Throwing
  • 23rd 2-4pm: Handbuild Free Choice
  • 30th 10-11am: Science Lab, Pollinators & Flowers
  • 30th 11am-1pm: Glazing
  • 30th 2-4pm: Pottery Wheel Throwing 

May

  • 7th 11am-1pm: Sculpture, Ceramic Animal
  • 7th 2-4pm: Pottery Wheel Test Tiles
  • 14th 10-11am: Science Lab, Bat Recipes (no bats will be harmed)
  • 14th 11am-1pm: Handbuild, Custom Ceramic Magnets
  • 14th 2-4pm: Handbuild, Free Choice

Rescheduled from March:

  • 21st 11am-1pm: Handbuild Ceramic Bird House
  • 21st 2-4pm: Glazing
  • 28th 10-11am: Science Lab, Wiggle Worm Kinetics
  • 28th 11am-1pm: Sculpture, Ceramic Mushrooms
  • 28th 2-4pm: Handbuild Free Choice

Rescheduled to June:

  • 4th11am-1pm: Glazing
  • 4th 2-4pm: Chemistry, Making Glazes
  • 11th 10-11am: Science Lab Surprise
  • 11th 11am-1pm: Glazing
  • 11th 2-4pm: Glazing

*All student pieces must be picked up from Mountain Pottery by July 30th. Pieces left behind will be put in our orphan pot program.

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Fall Semester 2019

Homeschool Classes

*We have simplified schedules & prices for the 2019-2020 school year.

  1. All classes will be held Thursdays.
  2. Science, STEAM, ceramic hand-building and glazing classes are $25 each with no additional materials fees.
  3. Order 10 classes (science, STEAM, ceramic hand-building & glazing) and get 10% discount ($225).
  4. Wheel classes are still $55 per class.


Space in each class is limited to allow for more personalized instruction. Please call, email or stop by to reserve your child’s spot and ensure we have received an enrichment certificate. Cancelations must be made at least 24 hours prior to the class start time.  Let us know if you have any special requests for ceramics or science. You may also request an enrichment certificate for any of our regularly scheduled workshops, private lessons and wheel classes. 


September

  • 12th 11am-1pm - Pottery wheel
  • 19th 10-11am - Science Lab (human body, organ systems)
  • 19th 11am-1pm - hand-building (Fall candle holders)
  • 26th 11am-1pm - Pottery wheel

October

  • 3rd 10-11am - Science Lab (Integumentary system, skin)
  • 3rd 11am-1pm - Hand-building (coil & paddle technique)
  • 10th 11am-1pm - Glazing
  • 17th 10-11am - Science Lab (muscle system)
  • 17th 11am-1pm - Hand-building (slab construction)
  • 24th 11am-1pm - Pottery wheel
  • 31st 10-11am - Science Lab (skeletal system)
  • 31st 11am-1pm - Hand-building (slip-cast ornaments)

November

  • 7th 11am-1pm - Pottery wheel
  • 7th 2-4pm - Pottery wheel
  • 14th 10-11am - Science Lab (circulatory system)
  • 14th 11am-1pm - Glazing
  • 14th 2-4pm - Pottery wheel
  • 21st 11am-1pm - Pottery wheel
  • 21st 2-4pm - Pottery wheel
  • 28th Thanksgiving - no class

December

  • 5th 10-11am - Science Lab (digestive system)
  • 5th 11am-1pm - Hand-building (tile)
  • 5th 2-4pm - Glazing
  • 12th 11am-1pm - Pottery wheel
  • 12th 2-4pm - Pottery wheel
  • 19th 10-11am - Science Lab (nervous system)
  • 19th 11am-1pm - Glazing (pick-up Dec 
  • 19th 2-4pm - Pottery wheel

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July 22-26 Summer Art Camp

9am to 1pm daily

Summer Art Camp for kids 5-12 years of age.


Students will engage in a variety of studio art projects and nature-based activities and art. 

  • Ceramic hand-building, 
  • wheel throwing, 
  • nature plaster molds & clay casting,
  •  fused glass, 
  • ceramic glazing, 
  • spin art, 
  • kaleidoscopes, 
  • FIMO sculpture, 
  • nature prints, 
  • story telling 
  • and much more! 


$200 plus a $50 materials fee.  Healthy snacks will be provided but campers should bring their own picnic lunch. Contact us to make your reservation.(951-659-7117 or mountainpotteryidy@gmail.com) Inspire students should request an enrichment certificate.

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