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Wheel: Mini taste of pottery

So many people say they always wanted to try the pottery wheel. Now you can get… ‘A mini taste of pottery’. You start your taste with a hands-on pottery wheel lesson.  This is a practice session and that clay is recycled.  Alongside your wheel experience you will also get a ‘taste of glaze’ selecting a pot to decorate and glaze.  The pot you glaze becomes yours to keep.  Based on firing schedules, your pot will be ready to pick up in 1 or 2 weeks. Class fee $25 per person.  Please be aware these classes are very popular and do book out sometimes several months ahead!!  Plan on scheduling your class out a ways.

  1. Email 2 selected dates and times and how many registering.
  2. We will email confirmation of your registration
  • Wednesday at 5.30pm
  • Thursday at 7.30pm
  • Saturday at 10am
  • Reservations Required

When you come to class:

  1. Arrive on time for class with your voucher (you will have to reschedule if you are more than 10 minutes late).
  2. You will make a pot during class. Wear play clothes, ties for long hair and put jewelry away
  3. After class you will select 1 pre bisqued pots to decorate with glaze.
  4. Return to pickup your pots after glaze firing.

Questions? Reach us through our contact page and we will get back to you.


Wheel: Beginning Pottery Wheel Class

Your beginning pottery wheel class will be a thorough introduction to the basics of working on the pottery wheel. Your pottery will be instructed, with  hands on experience and includes clay, firings, and glazing your pottery. You will make 1 to 3 pots in class. Your bisqued pottery will be ready to decorate with glaze 3 weeks from class. Wear your play clothes, bring ties for long hair, and put jewelry away safely. This class is for ages 13 years and older and is limited to 10 students per class. All our beginning classes are for 13 years and up. If you have children under 13, we invite them and you to take the kids wheel class.

Scroll down for information about kids wheel class or private lessons.

ALL CLASSES REQUIRE A RESERVATION by email or phone, we will confirm your space(s).

Class Times:

Wednesday 9.30 to 10.30am

Wednesday 7pm to 8pm

Thursday 6pm to 7pm

Saturday 11am to Noon

Saturday 2pm to 3pm



6 classes: $195 without tool kit

6 classes $205 includes pottery tool kit

Single class $39

Private instruction $60 an hour

Type of classes


Classes do not have to be taken consecutively. You register for dates and times that work for you. We recommend when purchasing a 6 class package, once a week is optimum. It always make a difference when you practice between classes. Click here to learn more about using the studio outside of class.


Kids Wheel Class: for kids 6 to 12 years of age. Adults are invited to register for this class with their kids in this age group. The class description and tuition are same as the beginning pottery wheel class above.


Wednesday 4 to 5pm

Saturday 12.30 to 1.30pm

  1. Check the calendar to see when the classes are available
  2. Email 2 selected dates and times and how many registering
  3. We will email confirmation of your registration

To register, please contact us using the contact form.

When you come to class:

  1. Arrive 5 minutes before class (You will have to reschedule if you are more than 5 minutes late)
  2. You will make 2 to 3 pots during class… wear play clothes, ties for long hair and put jewelry away
  3. Return after 3 weeks to glaze/paint/decorate your pots. No appointment necessary.
  4. Return to pickup your pots after glaze firing.

Sorry we discard pots after 60 days if you don’t return.



Mishy’s Music and Art Adventures

Hello fellow clay lovers!!

I am sharing this with you in the hopes that someone out there likes music and has an interest in being a part of my adventure!  It is a bit long but heartfelt <3

Life has led me along some crazy paths at times.  In the past few years I have had some wonderful times and some sad times and have been fortunate to be in a place that I am able to  pursue some personal art and music adventures that have been compelling me for some time, some things that I  have wanted to do that I was afraid of, or felt insecure about.  There are many experiences along the way that have propelled me, and several mentors and coaches who have been invaluable and inspirational.  I have discovered that sort of support, along with communities of like-minded spirits have helped to build my personal arsenal of creative tools and secret weapons to achieve what seemed insurmountable and way too scary.

One aspect of my path was learning to write songs and feel comfortable sharing them.

Thanks to Pat Pattison at Berklee Online,  Graham English, my tribe at my pottery shop and my bandmates at the Shards, and more recently joining (amazing support group), I have overcome that fear for the most part.

Another paradigm shift that was influenced by several creative coaches-

Tiamo De Vettori, Bob Baker, Bree Noble, Steve Palfreyman and more.

This awareness in me continues to be hungry for more input, it is the knowledge of the importance of each individual’s creative and spiritual contribution to this world.  All of these people who I  respect and consider mentors have their priorities and their hearts in the Right Place, coming from a place of love and positivity. How one chooses to share one’s creativity is personal and sometimes very private.  It does take courage to put yourself and your personal inner creative compulsions out there for others, but it is an amazing incredible reward when it reaches someone and does some good, even in any little way.  If one is very private, then maybe writing books, or poetry or music for others to perform, or creating visual art is more for you.  I love making music related pottery art but I have a very social part of me that craves the interaction and excitement of performing live.    I have had the incredible good fortune of being on a path in life that I chose, I love my work and having achieved something way beyond what I could ever have hoped with my pottery studio, I continue to delight in and learn about clay since I began in 1979.  Marrying my two passions is a current joy, they have been courting for long enough!!

The best thing anyone can do for me right now to help me continue my adventure is to join or share my mailing list and facebook page and livestreams, to help me build my audience.  On my end I promise to continue to attempt to be consistent and valuable in the content and entertainment I share.  Thank you to anyone who is already supporting my music and art and especially to anyone who is pursuing their own creative dream and inspiring others!!
To join my email list- go to this link, put your best email in the box on the top left, click the green button and check your email for the confirmation link.  I will NOT spam you nor share your email address, I promise!

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Day of the Dead Art Class – Mexican Folk Art on Pottery

We are hosting a Day of the Dead Art Class –  a cultural celebration of life and death. Learn how to draw traditional Mexican folk art on pottery, led by American-Mexican artist Jason Gonzalez on Sunday October 29th 1pm at Desert Dragon Pottery.

All materials and supplies included.

Suitable for all ages.

This is a 2 hour art class. The art teacher will teach you some basic fundamentals about Mexican folk art and how to transfer this onto greenware pottery. Take home a plate, mug or two coasters bearing your art work. We will fire the pieces of pottery in the kiln and your pieces of art work will be ready for collection a week later.

Event Address: Desert Dragon Pottery. 25037 N. 17th Ave. Phoenix AZ 85085 USA

If you have any questions please call  480 787 6729 Event organized by

This is a one-off class for Day of the Dead fans. Book your class today. Limited spaces in class available. Book now to secure your place in class.