A perfect class for friends and partners! Enjoy an evening sipping local Sonoma wines while watching seasoned potter, Ben Betourne demo a few pieces on the wheel. Continue the magic and get your hands dirty working on the wheel yourself! Ever wanted to dip your hands into the world of clay, but couldn’t quite commit? Our wine and wheel nights offer a low commitment, fun evening to try something new. This course is also great for experienced potters looking to get their friends and family into the experience as well.
Each student will get to choose 1 piece to keep and have glazed by a staff member of Sonoma Ceramics. You will have the choice of 3 glaze options to choose from.
Must be 21+ to attend.
Artist / Instructor
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.
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.
Financial aid is handled on an individual basis. If you think you qualify, follow the link below to apply.
Date: Friday, June 23rd
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Total Sessions: 1
Instructor: Ben Betourne
Location: Room 117
Ages: Adult, 21+
Skill Level: All Levels
Sliding Scale: $40 / $55 / $75
Financial aid available