FLM Ceramics has opened a new community studio and is now offering clay classes for children and adults! Learn a range of skills from wheel throwing to hand building in classes that cater to all levels. 

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upcoming CLASSes

wheel thrown pottery
Begins Aug. 27

FULL! Check back for new class offerings soon!
Mondays from 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Dates: Six Weeks beginning August 27, ending October 1.
Ages: 17+up, All Levels
Instructor: Shannon Edwards
Fee: $210
Click HERE to sign up.

Learn and develop your skills while making handmade, functional ceramics. In this class students learn step by step how to throw successfully from start to finish. Each class will begin with an in depth wheel demonstration highlighting various pitfalls, solutions, and proper body mechanics. As students practice, they will receive one-on-one guidance and correction at the wheel. We will discuss methods for trimming, techniques for handles, and of course glazing! Whether you want to make cups, bowls, pitchers, or tea sets, this class will give you the confidence to continue your ceramics adventure! This class is hands on. Come prepared to get dirty and make work!

Begins Sept. 20


Thursdays from 5:30 - 8:30
Dates: Six Weeks beginning September 20, ending October 25.
Ages: 17+up
Instructor: Shannon Edwards
Fee: $210
Click HERE to sign up.
Welcome to the world of clay!!! Each week you will learn new techniques for working with clay that build upon the fundamentals of studio practices. Pinching, slab and coil building, wheel throwing, and more will be just a few of the construction techniques we will cover. Every class will begin with a hand-building or wheel throwing demonstration or surface embellishment technique sure to bring voice to your work. Students will learn the surface decoration using sgraffito, mishima, carving, and a host of other approaches. This class is hands on! Come prepared to get dirty and make work.



Emily Grant is a ceramicist originally from Sacramento, CA, where her love for clay began in high school. In 2006 she attended ceramics classes at Cabrillo College, in Santa Cruz, CA, where she began creating functional wheel thrown forms. After graduating from Humboldt State University with a BA in Ceramics and Printmaking, Emily began teaching kids classes at Portland Pottery, in Portland, Maine, where she fell in love with teaching clay! In her spare time, Emily is an apprentice at Forrest Lesch-Middelton Ceramics. She also enjoys throwing pots, playing music, and going on hikes in the redwoods.


Forrest owns and operates FLM Ceramics and Tile, making handmade pottery and tile in Petaluma, CA. He has a B.F.A. from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and an M.F.A. in ceramics from Utah State University. He has taught at Sonoma State University, Diablo Valley College, and Santa Rosa Junior College. He also lectures and teaches workshops at universities and art centers across the country. 
In 2014 Forrest was named the Ceramic Artist of the Year by Ceramics Monthly, and in 2017 he was a McKnight Fellow at the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, MN.  



Shannon Edwards graduated from Sonoma State University with her BFA emphasis in ceramics. She currently works as a teacher, mentor, and Art Studio Coordinator in Sonoma County.