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Where to Take A Pottery Class in LA To Unleash Your Ceramic Creativity

Whether you are a ceramics aficionado or if you just love that one scene in Ghost with Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze, there are tons of great pottery studios in LA. We gathered a list of our favorite studios that offer superb classes meant for all experience levels. So whether you are looking for an instagram-worthy spot, an ambitious learning experience, or a warm community, we’ve got you covered. Here are a couple of chic and aesthetically pleasing spots to take a pottery class in Los Angeles.

Two Faced Ceramics

Location: 6009 Barton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038 

Two Faced Ceramics is a private studio in Hollywood founded by Eve Palguta. If you’re an experienced wheel thrower and need private studio time, this is the place to be. Wheel rentals are only $25 an hour. But if you’re a beginner and would love to get started, you can start taking pottery classes at the award-winning Hotel Figueroa. They are launching a new series of exclusive ceramic classes at the hotel in collaboration with Two Faced Ceramics which will be guided by Eve. Classes are only $75 a person and each class offers an intimate setting, ensuring a unique opportunity to unleash creativity. Each class will have all the equipment and materials needed plus mimosas and an exclusive limited-edition Hotel Figueroa tote bag. They’ve got a real cool class coming up in honor of Women’s History Month. It’s called  ‘Spilling the Tea’, and will  highlight the history of tea houses ( the only venues in the 1920’s where women could gather without a chaperone) which is also a direct parallel to Hotel Figueroa’s very own history.

Pro-Tip: Park at the hotel if you’re takign the class. Valet Parking available at a discount rate of $10.


Bitter Root Pottery

Location: 7451 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles (Beverly Grove) & 3609 Hayden Ave, Culver City

 L.A. locals and A-listers from the Westside can’t get enough of Bitter Root Pottery. The Kardashians and Sofia Richie are fans of this place too. We think this is the perfect activity for a memorable girls day. for sure. Bitter Root Pottery has two studios in Beverly Grove that are both located in the historic home of music legend, Liberace. They offer multiple one-time classes a day between 11am-8pm on weekdays and 12pm-9pm on weekends. On the ground floor, their original location is open to adults and children. In 2023, they renovated the penthouse floor into an adults-only, ‘Baroque’ studio that features panoramic views of Los Angeles.  And if you’re in Culver City, you got to check out their tree-lined studio in Hayden Track. This spacious studio is best for large gatherings of friends, coworkers, and family to take a pottery class. Need something to eat afterward? The Hayden Track studio is next to fabulous eateries like Destroyer and Pasta Sisters. And regardless of which location you choose, all beginner classes cost $75 and offer the same materials and instruction style.

Pro-Tip: Studios are all on the larger side, s0 they’re best for groups of friends and coworkers. If you want more personal attention, we recommend their private lessons where 1:1 attention is prioritized.

Throw Clay LA

Location: 1006 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Based in DTLA, Throw Clay LA has the heart and ambition that downtowners are famous for. Despite the fact that they’re one of the largest studios in LA, personalized instruction and skill-building are at the core of this pottery class. Here, you’ll create two pieces. They will help you develop new skills while you create the first piece and then help you hone and refine these new skills in your brand new, second piece! If you wanna try out some different techniques, try their ‘Wheel + Handbuilding’ class. On Fridays and Saturdays this course allows you to create both a hand built and a wheel thrown piece. At $85 a class, both classes offer focused and personalized studio time that is great for all experience levels.

Pro-Tip: Grab your sweater or jacket! They like to keep the studio garage door open for air flow and it can get a little chilly.

Good Dirt LA

Location: 4505 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Good Dirt LA is a Latina-owned pottery studio that is based in Marina Del Rey.  After immigrating from Medellin, Colombia, their owner, Lina Alvarez, built her business through an Indiegogo (sort of like a Kickstarter) campaign. She has created intimate spaces woth a welcoming atmosphere that is ideal for expressing your most organic, creative ideas. Regardless of your experience level, the ethereal backdrop of the studio will motivate and inspire your artworks. Whether you are looking for a one-time  pottery class ($85 per class), or a 6-week long course ($415 for 6 classes), you can opt into hand building or wheel throwing sessions. If you shine in small, intimate groups, then Good Dirt is gonna be your spot! All of their classes are extremely intimate at 5 students or less. 

Looking to do something  after your pottery class in LA? Check out our list of sme amazing local places to go wine tasting