Hand Build Pottery Class

Use air dry clay to create your own pottery in this Oakland workshop.

2 hours Class size 1 to 15 (public classes), 5 to 30 label $70

Play with clay and hand build your own pottery piece with this workshop in the Bay Area.

Your instructor Antonia will walk you through every step as you learn techniques like coiling, pinch pulling, and rolling slabs. This is a great class for beginners and an excellent way to dip into a new creative activity.

You'll get all the supplies you need, including air dry clay and the tools to sculpt your pieces. There's plenty of time to ask questions and get expert guidance as you learn.

This is a great activity to celebrate birthdays, bridal showers and anniversaries. It also suitable for friends or a team building activity with an artful spin. When your workshop is over, you'll leave feeling proud of the pieces you've made and positive about the quality time spent with others.

Please note: Public dates for this class require at least 3 guests to run. In the unlikely event that we don't reach this number, we'll cancel the class; in this case we'll inform you and allow you to get a refund or reschedule, so please watch your email/SMS one day prior to the class.

Knowledge required
No previous skills required.
What you'll get
Attendees will get to take home a one of a kind piece made by themselves!
What to bring
An open mindset!
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, Christmas party, birthday or bachelorette party.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 8 years old).

An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

This would also be a lovely gift for her, gift for mom or birthday gift.


Oakland, CA

Exact location is masked for privacy. You'll automatically get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher can also travel within 15 miles of Oakland for private classes

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Antonia Lara Sanchez
Antonia Lara Sanchez

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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.

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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!

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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