Here are the faces you'll see when you visit.


Markella Magiola

Wheel throwing, handbuilding

Markella's classes are Wednesday at noon.

Phone: 916.599.6909



Saskia Martin

"My study of ceramics began as an apprentice in Japan in 2000, and continued with apprenticeships in California. My passion lies in wheel throwing functional pieces, as well as hand building sculptural and ritual objects. My class is designed for the beginning and intermediate student who wants to play with clay!"

Saskia's classes are offered Monday evenings at 6 and Tuesday evenings at 5.

Phone: 707.502.0377


Thien Dao

Creative Handbuilding

Thien's classes are offered Monday and Tuesday at 11.

Phone: 530.368.2813


Bernardo Gregory

Gregory Bernardo

Wheel throwing, hand building

As owner of Bernardo Ceramic Form and Sculpture, Gregory has taught ceramics for over thirty years.

Although his specialty is the wheel, he has worked with a wide range of construction and decorative techniques.

His class offers an opportunity for refinement of technique with an emphasis on purity of form and balance.

Gregory's Sunday workshop is from 10 am to 2 pm, with an optional break for lunch.

Phone: 530.878.1497

Cell: 530.305.8088


Hand Build, thrown

Taylor Jackson

Wheel throwing, handbuilding

Taylor's classes are Thursday and Friday from 6-9 pm.

Phone: 530.407.1421



 Audrey's classes are offered Tuesday from 10-4 and Thursday at 9:30

Our Approach

Clay Arts class sizes are always intimate and congenial. Each small group has the full range of skill levels. Help and guidance is right next to you. Stop by and take part in the fun.

The classes are ongoing, and the fee is paid by the month. The fee includes instruction, materials, and firings.

Class schedule is subject to change; please confirm with instructor.

From Our Students

I love Thien's class. She never forces us to do things we aren't ready for. Her suggestions are always so gentle. --Catherine Kleinbach

Thien lets us work at our own pace, never rushing our progress. --Pat Hall

I just come in to Thien's hand-built clay class and do what I want! --Nan Shaw

I take Markella's class and Audrey's Open Workshop. I've been taking them for a year and a half, and I've learned so much! --Jill