Classes / Workshops

Classes / Workshops

Beginners/advanced only hand building projects/slabs/sculptures

2 classes a year ,( spring and summer class), sign up early,  1 class is 10 weeks
Your own ideas and imagination are very welcome. Sign up: mail Ojai Pottery School


Adult clay hand building classes

10 classes, $ 395 , 10 week class with 1 bag of clay and many studio hours included at Ojai Pottery School, Fox St, Ojai
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PRIVATE CERAMICS CLASSES, at Dutchess Home Studio in Ventura, 10 classes All included clay and firing and 1 Raku Firing $1000. more information email:

RAKU Garden Home Workshop , $ 300, all inclusive, clay, glaze, firing, max 5 people, Studio Ventura , 3 afternoons from 1 – 4 pm, working on raku pieces and raku firing the week after.  refreshments, ayurvedic and Turkish delights after class and a glass of wine to unwind from class. You like a private class or your own group is , please email me. 


1. Vera creates a magical environment that supports creativity. Her enthusiastic spirit and joy for the clay is contagious. Working and sharing art in that kind of environment is a unique and bonding experience. You get a lot more out of her classes than a few finished pieces of pottery or sculpture and some new techniques. At the end of the class you feel closer to others…and to yourself.  (Colleen)

2. I recently attended Vera’s workshop. It was wonderful experience all around. Vera is a great and inspiring teacher with decades of experience. I would highly recommend any workshop she is offering. Can’t wait for the next one! (Sabine)

3. Thank you, Vera, for going out of your way to create the perfect ceramic learning/socializing workshop. The spacious work spaces, (loved the sculpting stands) and beautiful outdoor space was very well thought out. I love your classes and you outdid yourself with this one. The raku results were exceptional. The goodies were delicious as always ! (Gloria)