Antonia Lara Sanchez, pottery and textiles teacher

Antonia Lara Sanchez

location_on Oakland, Oakland (Bay Area)

local_activity classes: MacrameClay Sculpture and Hand BuildingPotteryTextiles

5.0 (19)
Instagram followers1k

Antonia is a Chilean interdisciplinary artist. She focuses her work on story telling and the healing nature of art. Antonia was born in Santiago, Chile and immigrated with her family to Mobile, Alabama at the age of two. She moved back to the motherland as a teenager and lived in Vina del Mar, Chile until she graduated as a designer. From 2017-2021, she worked as a design educator in Providence, Rhode Island throughout middle schools and high schools from the Providence Public School District. She continued her work as an educator in Oakland, California, until May of 2023.
Antonia connects her work to healing due to the value that it has brought into her life. She sees exploring mediums and dedicating time into her crafts as a spaces where curiosity and play are welcome. She currently shares her knowledge with others through workshops, throughout the Bay Area as well as virtually.




Prabhleen Kaur Feb 2024

Antonia was very friendly and showed the methods nicely. Excited to receive the final pieces!

Cloud L. Feb 2024

Antonia’s class was amazing! We came with a group of 5 for a private birthday class. She was a great instructor, explained things clearly & concisely and was helpful with any questions that came up. For most of us it was our first time trying pottery, and Antonia made the whole experience fun and approachable. Everyone in our group had such a great time that they wished we could’ve stayed longer. 100% reccommend to anyone for a fun group activity, though I’m sure it would be just as rewarding to come solo to the public group classes as well. Thank you Antonia!

Tyler Feb 2024

Antonia was so lovely and helpful throughout the entire course! She had everything set up beautifully as well. I would definitely go back for another class!

Katrina Madrinan Jan 2024

i booked antonia for a birthday activity and had so much fun antonia is super sweet, really talented and knowledgeable. a lot of us were first time potters and definitely want to try it again.

Ceramic Mug Workshop review by Katrina Madrinan - Oakland (Bay Area)

Aisha Gutierrez Jan 2024

Antonia was amazing Very personable and accommodating. We would for sure book her for another class in the future.

Roxanna Haghighat Dec 2023

Antonia was a wonderful teacher! She was warm, friendly, and very encouraging. Definitely made for a great activity :)

Jonathan Garcia Nov 2023

Antonia was amazing and a great teacher! She made our experience fun and she is super nice. I’d recommend her class to everyone.

Lela Woltjer Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Antonia was very welcoming and offered great instruction. The class was a great team building, allowed me and my co-workers to relax and invite creativity. It’s was a nice break to work with our hands I stead of staring at a computer.

Hand Build Pottery Class review by Lela Woltjer - Oakland (Bay Area)

Karthika Madhavanpillai Oct 2023

We had a great time at Antonia's place. Would come back for a second session.

Scott Wagner Oct 2023

My wife and I booked this experience as a "secret surprise date", planned by me. My wife and I both had a great time! Antonia was fun, friendly, and approachable. The balance of instruction and open-endedness was, for me, perfect. This was a cool, bite sized introduction to clay working. No spinning wheel, and only very understandable tools, so this experience would be kind appropriate, too. Great job, Antonia!

Sno Ochoa Sep 2023

This workshop was great!
The materials were cut and prepped for all attendees.
Our instructor was super knowledgeable, communicative, and amazing.

Her macrame plant hanging workshop was a hit for our work event.
It was the fastest-booked event I have ever hosted for my office.
I 100% recommend. Thank you

Anonymized ClassBento student Sep 2023

I really enjoyed Antonia’s class! She helped me plan the perfect private class for a bride-to-be and friends.

Hand Build Pottery Class review by Anonymized ClassBento student - Oakland (Bay Area)

Kaitlyn Gilgan Sep 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Booked this class for a team building gathering! The group loved it, Antonia was a fabulous teacher.

Audeline Kurniawan Aug 2023

Relaxing and fun event, beautiful setting, and wonderful teacher! Antonia was very kind and guided us through the steps. Loved it so much!

Audeline Kurniawan Aug 2023

Had such a fun and relaxing time with Antonia! She was so welcoming, kind, and supportive. Loved the setting outside under a shady tree, and did not expect it to be a private class! Would definitely do again!

Hand Build Pottery Class review by Audeline Kurniawan - Oakland (Bay Area)

Audeline Kurniawan Aug 2023

The setting was so nice in the shade of a big tree in the courtyard! I actually didn't realize it was a private class, so it was also nice surprise! The teacher Antonia was also super sweet. Would definitely do again!

Hand Build Pottery Class review by Audeline Kurniawan - Oakland (Bay Area)

Dora Turkovich Aug 2023

Antonia was a great teacher and was very helpful throughout the class! Our office loved the class we took with her!

Pauline Carbonell Jul 2023

Antonia was very helpful and knowledgeable. Our guests enjoyed learning how to make different items with clay and found the experience relaxing and rewarding. Antonia made our birthday event special!

Hand Build Pottery Class review by Pauline Carbonell - Oakland (Bay Area)

Beary Eng Jun 2023

A wonderful class for all ages indeed! We had Residents of different ages, backgrounds, and skill levels who enjoyed the class so much. Everyone got creative and built items beyond the pottery norm!

Antonia was a pleasure to work with as she was super flexible with our questions and was able to accommodate some last minute additions to the event! She even stayed a bit longer to assist Residents that needed a bit more time. Thank you for coming to our building to host this event!

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