Past Workshops

Don't Overthink It: Making a Classic Coffee Cup (Online)

May 2020, Companion Gallery

After resisting the "regular" coffee cup form form for years, Osa Atoe realized
that the mugs she reached for in her own cupboard morning after morning were the most basic, no nonsense cylinder mugs with comfy handles. In her workshop, Osa will demonstrate how she throws her mugs, creates handles that are both attractive and comfortable to hold and decorates her surfaces with carving and stamping. She will also share some of her glazing techniques and recipes.

Terracotta Textures: Handbuilding with Clay

Saturday January 29, 2020

10am-4pm Sarasota Clay Company This workshop will be divided into two sections. For the first half of the class, we’ll expand the possibilities of pinch pots by using them to create a hand built teapot. In the second half of the class, we will make our own clay stamps and use them to create fun, personalized textures while slab building. No previous clay experience is necessary. Sign up here.  


Saturday, January 23, 2020 1pm EST
The Potters Class In this workshop, we’ll build a pour over coffee dripper using the potters wheel. As our guide we will be using the popular Hario pour over, and we will create a high quality coffee dripper that includes a flange, a small handle, and interior ridges using slip trailing. Click here to purchase class recording for $35.

Thrown & Altered

February 29-March 1, 2020
Los Angeles, California
In “Thrown & AltePred,” we’ll take wheel throwing to the next level by combining it with handbuilding techniques. You will learn to take your forms out of the round and add complexity to your pieces—from mugs to serving dishes, including teapots and butter dishes.


Handbuilding with Clay

July-October 2019

There’s nothing like handbuilding with clay to teach you to slow down and be grounded in the moment. In this weekly class, we will learn the three basic techniques of handbuilding: pinching, coil building and slab building. We will apply and combine these skills to create functional ceramics such as mugs, bowls, pitchers and serving pieces. The class may also be used as an open studio to work on the project of your choice. All materials and tools will be provided. No previous clay experience necessary.

Each session is four weeks long. $50 to sign up. $225 per session for new students, $175 per session for returning students.

Throw Me Something, 257 Lee Drive, Baton Rouge, Louisiana


Terracotta Textures

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Studio potter and teaching artist Osa Atoe explores all things lumpy, bumpy, and smooth with terra cotta clay. Children will use artist-quality tools to carve a stamp to create geometric patterns on hand-built clay vessels. Workshops will run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Knock Knock Museum, 1900 Dalrymple Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70808


Handbuilding with Clay: Making Unique Terracotta Planters

January & February 2018

Hello, clay lovers! In this class, we will be making our own decorative tools and then using them to hand build. We will create bisque stamps from clay that will help us to create personalized and unique textures and patterns on clay slabs and then use the slabs to make plant pots. We’ll have a small selection of succulents available on the last day of class for you to plant in your new pots. All skill levels welcome.

The Journey Lab, 731 Franklin Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70806 United State