Workshops & Events at Members Only LA (MoLA)

Relief wall hanging inspired by nature with Sharon Hardy
$75 for members – $95 non members
Saturday Feb 22nd 10-12:30pm


Sharon is an artist who primarily uses clay to create wall and free- standing sculptures. The dualities of chaos and order, growth and decay, organic and mechanical are the inspiration for her work. Sharon has exhibited throughout California including, The Richmond Arts Center, The Irvine Fine Arts Center, SCAPE Gallery and Gallery 825. Her works also hang in private collections throughout the US! How neat!

She will be teaching and assisting students in creating a small relief wall hanging piece and going over the different techniques she uses to achieve the striking wall pieces that she is known for. This workshop includes Bmix clay with grog as well as bisque firing to non-members. If you need to arrange a glaze fire please let us know.

Intermediate/Advanced Wheel Throwing: Large Vases with Sarah Glass
$85 for members – $100 non members
Saturday Feb 29th
Two times: 10:00am-1:00 pm or 2:30pm-5:30pm


Learn different techniques for creating medium to large wheel thrown functional vases with Miami visiting ceramicist Sarah Glass @SarahGlass_Ceramics. This workshop is perfect for experienced ceramic artists looking to improve their ability to throw larger on the potter’s wheel. We will cover a few different shapes such as round forms, tall cylindrical vessels, and narrow necked vases. Clay used during the workshop will be Laguna’s Bmix cone 5, but you are welcome to bring a preferred clay body such as porcelain.

All tools and equipment provided. Your vases will be available for pickup at Members Only LA upon completion of bisque kiln firing. Bisque firing is included with this workshop. If you are not a member and need to glaze fire please let the studio know, there will be a firing fee depending on the size.

Surface Decoration using Transfers and Decals with Seth Gantman
$65 for members – $55 non members
Sunday, March 8th


When it comes to adding decorations, patterns, and images to your work the possibilities are endless! In this three hour workshop you will learn three neat techniques to decorate and personalize your pieces and put them immediately into practice!

Seth will guide us step by step one how to make and apply our own slip transfers and decals onto greenware. We will learn surface decoration using stains, slips, stencils and resist on bisque ware, and finally we will discuss and learn the different types of glaze decals and apply one to our already glazed piece.

We will provide all materials needed, but please bring one bisque piece with texture and one glazed one. Together we will use molds and make a simple slab for our slip transfer portion of the class.

Ann Cutting- Photographing your Ceramic Art Workshop
$75 for members – $95 non members
Saturday, March 21st
Two Sessions: 10:00am-1:00 pm, 1:30pm-4:30pm


In this three hour workshop, we will learn the basics of how to photograph your pottery for contests, Instagram, Etsy, catalog, websites, marketing and promotion. Lighting basics will be reviewed and color temperature of light sources discussed. Styling choices and composition will be covered with consideration for groups and sets of pottery. There will be a list of resources for backdrops and props.

Supplied by Instructor:
White backdrop
Gradient backdrop
Blocks, plate stands and some simple props
List of resources

Students please bring:
Pottery to photograph
DSLR camera, or cell phone camera and chargers
Props like botanicals, fabric, backdrops, art paper

$85 for members – $100 non members
Sunday, April 5th
Two Sessions: 10:30am-1:30 pm, 3:30pm-6:30pm


Join us for an afternoon workshop where we will learn basic slip-casting methods using plaster molds to make two unique and modern pipes. Each student will have two molds to work with and all materials and tools are included in the price of the class. This is a great opportunity to learn about using and making molds in your ceramic practice!
The workshop will be led by Sebastian Boher, a fine artist and master printmaker from Chile. In addition to his fine art practice, Boher is an incredibly talented designer and one half of the LA-based design duo Miwak Junior. Boher holds an MFA from CALArts.

Our cancellation policy requires seven days notice for a refund.

Please email [email protected] to request a workshop refund within this timeframe.