Clay Ave Pottery Studio In Manila

It is almost the end of the year. I look back to how 2012 has started for Clay Ave.  The pottery studio is never the same, without the presence of people, who are willing to learn a new skill. I have seen who have put their electronic gadgets aside, and dig their fingers into wet clay.

Learning how to make pots is not just about enrolling for a workshop. You may not realize it right away, but you are acquiring a new skill. After learning the basic techniques in forming pots, you may ask, “what’s next?”. The process of learning continues as you keep coming to the studio. Intermediate and Advanced classes will be offered to students in 2013.

The basic techniques will always be included in the program. Students are required to learn the basics, before they can enroll for an intermediate or advanced class. Here’s what you can learn when you go to Clay Ave Pottery Studio…

You have two options: First is to enroll for four sessions in Hand Building only. Second is to enroll for eight sessions (Four Hand Building lessons and another four for the Basics in Wheel Throwing class. Once you have finished learning the basics, you can re-enroll for more HB or WT lessons. There are many techniques that one can learn along the way.

Do you need a previous background in working with clay? No. The beginning of learning a new skill starts from deciding to start going for it.  Your hands will bring life to a lump of clay!

The studio holds three potter’s wheels, a gas kiln, and a wide array of pottery tools.

Join us for our third pottery field trip in The Philippines this month! This time, we are going visit the Masters of Philippine Pottery, Jon and Tessy Pettyjohn in Pansol, Laguna. More trips will be scheduled for 2013.

Come and learn how to make pottery! Travel with us and get to see the hands behind some of the pots that are created in The Philippines. See how clay is processed and witness how a kiln is fired.

Welcome to Clay Ave Pottery Studio, old and new students! Slots for the month of November are still available. Please send an e-mail to for more inquiries. Visit to see more details about the workshop.

I am looking forward to meeting you at the studio!

Mia Casal

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