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 +

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!

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 18+ years 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 must be 9 years or older to use the pottery wheels

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

Bonsai Pot Creating

Join us for your first step in the bonsai journey by making your one of a kind wheel thrown or hand built bonsai vessel. EP instructors will take you step by step through the process of making 2 ceramic pieces, adding bonsai drainage and wiring holes, and wet glazing your favorite piece to keep.

All clay, instruction, firing 1 piece, and tools included

Next Steps: Firing your piece so it is ready for bonsai planting will take 10 days, your piece will be ready and waiting in studio to meet their new tree during a planting class!

Cost : $49 per student Beginner – Advanced Class

Students must be 9 years or older to use the pottery wheels

Sign up for your bonsai planting class through Bonsai & Bees

Workshops held at Bellevue EP – 1809 130th Ave NE #124, 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
Workshop held at Redmond studio – 6825 176th Ave NE A120, Redmond

Throwing Closed Forms

Learn how to throw closed tear drop and donut forms on the pottery wheel. Hone your skills so you can create decorative vessels and functional bird houses, ornaments, and circular vases in this class for intermediate to advanced wheel throwing. Alex Murray will give instruction and demonstrations on throwing forms and leather hard carving and cleanup.

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

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

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

Chattering & Alterations

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 or detailed clay additions.

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

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

Elevating through Glaze
(EP Members Only)
Elevate your ceramic work with glaze tips and tricks using the EP dip and brush on glazes, along with new oxides and resists. Tutorial and one on one support included. Instructor John Masello

Cost : $40 per student Beginner – Intermediate Class

Workshop held at Bellevue studio – 1809 130th Ave NE #124, Bellevue

Raku Hand Building

Learn how to make a set of 4-6 bowls, tumblers, or plates. Hand make pieces for a raku firing using added texture, slab, and extruded clay forms!
Explore hand building techniques and ideas to make 3-4 pieces with instructor support for the upcoming Raku firing. 7lbs Raku clay included, be sure to also enroll in the Redmond Raku firing following this workshop.

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

Workshop held at Bellevue studio – 1809 130th Ave NE #124, Bellevue