MASSARELLA + mayware
CLAY SCHOOL AND GALLERY
Massarella + Mayware Clay School is a community space offering classes, workshops, facilities, and clay services for anyone serious or just a little curious about clay. We work to accommodate both the beginning and experienced clay artist by offering multilevel classes in a professional studio setting. We are a modern ceramics studio for beginning potters, professional clayworkers, hobbyists, and all around creatives.
The Massarella + Mayware Clay School is located just outside of Ojai, CA in beautiful Oak View, CA.
We offer multi-level wheel throwing classes, offered in 8-week semesters. Students meet once a week for 8 consecutive weeks. During the 2.5 hour weekly lesson, the first 30-45 minutes the instructor will give a demonstration, followed by individualized guidance as you create with clay.
Enjoy a hands-on, creative experience that will take you though all the steps needed to create a finished piece. The first weeks you will work with wet clay, followed by learning to trim and shape the semi- dried (leather hard) clay. After the piece has gone through its first kiln firing, you will learn surface decoration methods. Our final class is a glaze session and potluck where we celebrate what we have made and finish glazing the pieces you've made through out your session. Continue challenging your throwing and design skills with an intermediate or advanced class with distinguished artist Frank Masssarella. Push your creative limits with us by your side to help.
Any introduction class is great for those with no experience or looking to get back into it! If you fall in love and want more, we have an ever expanding curriculum with new advanced classes each session.
$320 for 8 Week Beginner's Class // $340 for 8 Week Intermediate to Advanced Class
Includes: First bag of clay, glazes, firing, and open studio hours outside of class.
One-on-one lessons can be arranged for singles or multiples with Frank Massarella or Jeffrey Ryan May.
2 hours / 1 person: $125
2 hours / 2 people: $200
2 hours / 3 people: $275
2 hours / 4 people: $350
To book your private lesson, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kids or adults can enjoy a hands-on event guided by a teaching artist who leads the group in a private 2 hour session. Whether you're interested in wheel throwing, hand-building, candle making or a combination, we'll figure out a program to leave your group happy and a little muddy!