At EP we love offering workshops that help us all grow as artists and give us the opportunity to be introduced to new ways of thinking. Workshops are available for our members (member discount applied at checkout) and the community. Current workshops at both Redmond & Bellevue studios can be viewed and tickets purchased here:

Ceramic Bootcamp
Ages 18 +

Available for students ages 15 – 17 with enrolled adult

Learn everything you need to know to become a member of our adults only Eastside Pottery studio, or to confidently use the RAW space during open studio hours with this special 5 hour crash course or 2 night workshop!

We will cover the following:

  • Wheel throwing
  • Trimming & carving leather hard pieces
  • Additions -handles and decorative detail
  • Hand building -serving dishes, sushi trays, sculptures
  • Glazing, underglazes, and resists
  • Variations of different clay bodies and glaze options

You will be given a pottery workbook so you can capture all your thoughts and ideas as we work through each part of creating with clay. This is a beginner course, no prior experience is needed. You will create multiple pieces in class that will start you on your pottery journey and need to be finished outside of class. One return visit to glaze your pieces the following week is included in class fee, along with all tools and clay.

Cost : $160 per student Beginner – Intermediate Class

Students must be 15+ years old to participate

Workshops held at Bellevue EP – 1809 130th Ave NE #124, Bellevue

Wheel Throwing Semi Private

Be introduced to the exciting world of wheel throwing on the pottery wheel. Your semi – private lesson will include a teacher demonstration and work time for each student to try out pottery throwing for themselves with guided step by step instruction. Use this class as an introduction to the pottery wheel or a refresher course as you become a member of the Eastside Pottery studio!

Price includes an additional hour in the studio the following week to glaze your ceramic creations at our Redmond Art Works studio (more details given during class).

Cost : $60 per student Beginner – Intermediate Class

Students 15 – 17 years old must attend with a participating adult

Workshops held at Bellevue EP – 1809 130th Ave NE #124, Bellevue

Carving & Chattering

Chattering bounces tools while they spin on the wheel giving small repetitive marks quickly. Allowing for very straight lines and fun and intricate patterns that would be extremely difficult by hand. They can be done faster to have more of a random effect or slower to be more controlled. Bring your leather hard wheel pieces to this fun workshop hosted by Alex Murray. Students will learn chattering and how to add interesting additions such as handles and detailed carvings.

Cost : $40-50 per student Intermediate – Advanced Class

Workshop held at Bellevue studio – 1809 130th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98005

Lidded Jars

In this 2 part workshop, you will learn how to create a lidded form with three different techniques on the wheel (2hrs). The second workshop will be hosted the following week same time, for you to trim your vessel and lid to fit while pieces are leather hard (1.5hrs). Instructor Holly Roccaforte

Cost : $60 – $75 per student (2 workshops)

Intermediate – Advanced Wheel Class

Workshop held at Redmond studio – 6825 176th Ave NE A120, Redmond

Beer Stein Creating

Just in time for Octoberfest!!!

Attend this 2 hour course on throwing tall steins (goal at least 5 inches high) Rapid dry to allow for handle attachment and additional carvings if preferred. Prior wheel experience necessary.

All clay, instruction, firing pieces, and tools included. Instructor Alex Murray

Cost : $40 – $55 per student

Intermedate – Advanced Wheel Class

Workshop held at in both Redmond & Bellevue

Pumpkins On Fire!

Raku Pumpkin Hand Building Workshop

Hand make pumpkins for a raku firing using added texture, pinch pot, and slab clay forms!
Explore hand building techniques and ideas to make 3-4 pieces with instructor support for the upcoming Raku firing. 4lbs Raku clay included, be sure to also enroll in a Redmond Raku firing following this workshop.
Instructors Holly Roccaforte & Chelsea Sherman

Cost : $30 – $35 per student Beginner – Advanced Hand Building Class
Workshop held at in both Redmond & Bellevue

LARGE Vases Workshop

Going BIG – Joining multiple wheel pieces to create large vases & vessels.

Starting with 3lb balls of clay, students will work on raising walls to make a tall open mouthed vase, then an additional hollow form with the same diameter as first pot. After drying pieces on the wheel with a heat gun to make them more sturdy, we will join the two together to make taller, interesting, and varied vases. We will tailor the amount of clay depending on artists comfortability on the wheel, must have prior experience on wheel. Hosted by Alex Murray.

Cost : $40 – $50 per student Beginner – Advanced Wheel Class
Workshops held at Bellevue EP – 1809 130th Ave NE #124, Bellevue

Cup Set off the Hump

Set of cups: In this workshop, you will learn how to throw off the hump. Throwing off the hump involves centering a larger amount of clay, and only using the top portion to make a vessel. It is useful skill when making a set of small similar sized vessels. Prior wheel experience necessary.

All clay, instruction, firing pieces, and tools included. Instructor Holly Roccaforte

Cost : $40 – $55 per student

Intermedate – Advanced Wheel Class

Workshop held at Redmond studio – 6825 176th Ave NE A120, Redmond

Raku Firing Workshop

Reserve a place in our Raku workshop to fire up to 4 small to medium pieces per student.
Work should be made with a Raku clay body – we have a Pipenburg or Raku 2 body available for purchase in studio or you can use any other Raku clay body. Pieces must be bisque fired before the workshop, glazing included in price.

Cost : $40-50 per student Beginner – Advanced Class

Workshop held at Redmond studio – 6825 176th Ave NE A120, Redmond