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Live Oak Ceramics Studio

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The health and safety of our community remains top priority. Due to COVID-19, the Ceramics Studio is still closed but you can join in on FREE China Painting (taught by Eric Brinkman) and General Ceramics Skill Building (taught by Ceramic Studio staff) on Zoom. More information is available at Healthy at Home along with tips on how to stay active and recreate from the comfort of your own home.
You may also want to join Eric as he gives us a virtual tour of the current exhibition,

Mare Vitalis (video).

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The Live Oak Ceramics Studio provides hand-building, wheel-throwing, and advanced glazing to students of all ages and skill level.

For more information on the ceramic classes offered please click on an age range below or visit the registration webpage.

Ceramic Classes and Open Lab

Youth Ceramics Classes

Learn the fundamentals of ceramics while having fun.

Teen removing excess clay from slab

Ceramics classes available for teens of all levels.

Adult wheel throwing a bowl

Handbuilding, wheel throwing, and surface decorating classes are just some of the ceramics classes offered each session.

Three vases of various sizes and finishes made in Open Lab

This is non-instructional time for students to work on their projects in the ceramics studio. (restrictions apply)

Eric Brinkman
(424) 409-8299

1901 Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(Adjacent to the tennis courts)

Eric Brinkman, Ceramics Coordinator
Lisa Dickson, Ceramics Studio Attendant
Chris Cutroneo, Ceramics Studio Attendant
Ernesto Oshiro, Ceramics Studio Attendant

Ceramic Studio Map