Paddle & Anvil Pottery

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 9:00am to Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 4:00pm

This program is now full. To be added to a waitlist, please call Ashley at 760-767-0446 ext 1003.

Instructor: Tony Soares
$160 / $150 for ABF members

Day 1: Saturday, February 28, 9 am - 4 pm
Day 2: Saturday, March 7, 9 am - 4 pm

The first day of this two-day workshop is devoted to learning how the clay is made, how paints are made and used to decorate pottery, and building your own pot. After the pots have had a week to dry, participants return to paint their piece before the pots are fired using traditional pit firing (weather permitting).  Participants will see traditional designs used on prehistoric ollas from the Anza-Borrego region and paint designs on their pots with authentic pigments. The class will also offer the opportunity to make a supportive ring from palm fronds to stabilize your pot when on display.

All materials provided. Limited to 10 participants.


About the Instructor:

Tony Soares learned pottery-making techniques from his grandmother, and has refined his skills over the years to yield beautiful ollas. Soares will demonstrate his skills and guide participants in the process of creating their own olla using hand-dug clay from the area.