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Crash Course in Spray Glazing

March 9 @ 2:00 pm 5:00 pm

Date: Saturday, March 9th
 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Total Sessions:
 Ben Betourne
Location: Room 117
Adults, 18+
Skill Level:
 Improver / Intermediate
Sliding Scale:
 $40 / $55 / $70

About the class

This course is for improving and intermediate level glazers who are looking to expand their toolbelt in the glaze barn. In this 3 hour crash course, instructor Ben Betourne will show you various methods of utilizing our onsite spray booth to spray glaze work. He will cover proper set up, cleaning, and safety procedures to ensure a healthy working environment. Students must bring 3-5 pieces of bisqueware that they will practice spray glazing on, including techniques on layering glazes.

Please share any special considerations (medical, physical, learning) that will help your instructor make your class accessible and accommodating for you. You can share these considerations when register or by emailing Sean at

When you register for a class, you’ll be offered three price tiers. The middle tier comes closest to what our registration fees used to be, and covers about 50% of the full cost of your participation in the class – with the other 50% covered by community donations. The first tier creates accessibility for people with limited income, while the third tier covers the full cost of participation – so that we can use community donations to support other people’s registration costs. When you choose to register at the third tier, you directly help support the Center’s efforts to remove financial barriers for others.

The Sonoma Community Center (the Center) strives to create an inclusive, safe community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The Center is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the fullest potential in each of us, which, in turn, contributes directly to creating a community of belonging. In order to ensure a positive, safe, and welcoming experience for everyone, all program participants are asked to abide by the following policies, community agreements, and restorative safety protocol.

About the instructor

Ben Betourne

Instructor / Artist

Ben has been working in clay for over 16 years and is truly passionate about throwing pots. He specializes in large scale multi-part forms for indoor and outdoor use. His signature, carved surfaces distinguish his work with patterns referencing the energy he puts into throwing and finishing his impressive pots.

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