It is not enough to heal the body. One must heal the wounded soul as well.
                           –Women Who Glow in the Dark by Elena Avila with Joy Parker

The Healing Component of Clay
April 29 / May 6 / May 13
11am-1pm OR 6pm-8pm (attend the morning or evening workshop)
Culmination: May 20, 6–9pm
The Wise Spot, 2623 W Slauson Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043
Led by Hana Ward

THE WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL!  Sign-up for the waitlist here

Welcome to the Healing Component of Clay, a free pop-up class designed to utilize the tactile quality of ceramics to foster emotional and mental healing for women of color. The clay workshop is a 3-part series, occurring on consecutive weekends in April and May of 2018. Each of the three workshop sessions builds upon the previous one, therefor it is advised that you attend all three sessions.

In this workshop we will:
  • Use clay manipulation and play to release, relax and regroup
  • Explore the tactile qualities of clay  and it’s function in our own personal soul healing
  • Empower through making, using our hands to take action towards building something new
  • Create at least one decorated pinch pot to take home by the end of the workshops
  • Enjoy a relaxing Sunday dedicated to self-care

Each workshop is 2 hours. There are two time slots offered on each day, one in the morning (11am- 1pm) and one in the evening (6pm-8pm). You may mix and match the morning and evening times if you'd like. No clay experience necessary. Registration required.

The workshops will take place on:
Sunday April 29 / Workshop 1 / 11am–1 pm or 6pm–8pm
Sunday May 6 / Workshop 2 / 11am–1 pm or 6pm–8pm
Sunday May 13 / Workshop 3: "Bring Yo' Mama" special Mothers Day edition / 11am–1 pm or 6pm–8pm
Sunday May 20 / Culminating celebration & pick up final work / 6-9 pm

We will have a final culminating event on May 20, 6-9pm where you can pick up your final piece after it has been glaze fired. Drinks and appetizers served. Please invite your friends and family : )

The "Bring Yo' Mama" workshop on Mother's Day (May 13) is open for participants to bring their mothers to participate. The work that mothers create will also be ready to pick up on Sunday May 20.

While this workshop is intended for women of color, no one will be turned away.

If you find that you cannot attend after your RSVP, please send an email to so that another participant can take your space. Please only RSVP if you are able to make it as there is a limited capacity of 15 participants. Thank you!

Questions? Please email

This workshop is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.