2- Hour Pottery Workshop and Studio Tour in Ojai

11 Reviews | Santa Barbara, USA

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Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
A note about this tour
Classroom is outside.


Ojai has a 100-year history of ceramics. Our studio, located a mile from the city center, is surrounded by nature, in the midst of a fruit orchard.

We are the primary working studio for the great artists of the Ojai Valley. Visitors may watch potters work, and may "try their hand" at a range of techniques. After making their pottery, they may may pay a small fee for one of the potters to trim, glaze and high-fire the work. They may also come back to glaze their work themselves. We can hold the work for up to 3 months for visitors who want to come back and do their own glazing, AND we will even ship the pieces anywhere in the country...



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Average 4.82 out of 5 stars based on 11 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Eva P, Oct 2022 Verified
Had a fabulous session throwing at Ojai- the teacher had good shortcuts and tips, plus we got to watch Raku process as a bonus! a must for any budding or experienced potter!
2- Hour Pottery Workshop and Studio Tour in Ojai
Eva_S, Oct 2022 Verified
My bestie and I had never taken pottery and these people were outstanding. I cannot say enough for how do-able they made the process and fun as well. Gentle instruction, encouraging and wonderful results. The entire staff was great, and Rosemary and Jeff especially added to the experience. Don't hesitate.
2- Hour Pottery Workshop and Studio Tour in Ojai
Joyce_L, Sep 2022 Verified
Our instructor, Rosemary. Knowledgeable, patient. Nice workshop/space. Tour of how pottery is; very interesting
2- Hour Pottery Workshop and Studio Tour in Ojai
Kristen S, May 2022 Verified
My 16-year-old daughter and I had a fabulous afternoon. The two hours flew by, but we managed to create several pieces during the time thanks to the excellent guidance and assistance of the instructors. I’m amazed that we were all able to pick up the various steps and techniques so quickly since this was our first time. In the end, we got to choose the pieces to keep and they will finish, fire, glaze, and ship them to us once complete. It was a fabulous experience.
2- Hour Pottery Workshop and Studio Tour in Ojai
U1759TXyvonned, Apr 2022 Verified
Such a fun experience! My partner and I booked the 2-hour pottery workshop on a Wednesday at 12:30 PM. Our instructor Joann, gave us a tour of the studio and the kilns before we began the pottery-making workshop. We really lucked out because the other group of people who were also scheduled during our time time slot canceled last minute! So we basically had a private, one-on-one pottery-making session! Joann is such a great teacher-so kind, patient and helpful! She helped shape and rescue the pieces we messed up on. I had long acrylic nails (at the time) and Joann showed me (using sponges) how to work the clay. Be sure to have short nails if you do this workshop! At the end of our session, we decided which pieces to keep and picked a color for the glaze. Since we were visiting, we opted to have our pieces shipped to us. We can't wait to receive them!
2- Hour Pottery Workshop and Studio Tour in Ojai
755ginetter, Mar 2022 Verified
Just learning the way to work the wheel, and how to begin the process. Inspired me to seek a class to learn in more detail. And hopefully master some skills.
2- Hour Pottery Workshop and Studio Tour in Ojai
Joy_F, Mar 2022 Verified
The teachers were great! Very helpful and encouraging the whole way through. Pottery was such a fun and enjoyable experience. We will be back
2- Hour Pottery Workshop and Studio Tour in Ojai
travelerNevada, Sep 2021 Verified
Working on the pottery wheel was filled with laughter and joy. Our instructors helped us to make the best looking pottery possible. They gave lots of hands on help and instruction. I was so surprised at what I actually made!! I made the reservation directly with Firestick. They provided aprons and all the tools necessary to work on the wheel. They even had nail clippers for those of us whose nails were long and got in the way of working with the clay. I opted to have them glaze and fire 4 of the 5 pieces I created. I received them 2 weeks later and I'm very happy with the outcome. I would definitely return for another workshop!!
2- Hour Pottery Workshop and Studio Tour in Ojai
falcon17ja, Feb 2021 Verified
Call and make your own appointment. I paid double through trip advisor vs calling directly. Your in for a fun few hours! You may not grasp the techniques but the instructor will make sure that you succeed.
2- Hour Pottery Workshop and Studio Tour in Ojai
Mia, Aug 2020 Verified
Had an excellent experience for my first time with pottery with my Fiance' for his birthday. The Staff was very good at what they do and I would recommend this place to everyone.

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