Classes Resuming

July 6th, 2020


We will be following county guidelines for resuming classes at Phi Pottery. We will rearrange the work stations in the studio so that we can keep at least six feet of distance. Everyone will be required to wear a mask. We will be maintaining a schedule of sanitizing the studio between classes. Students are encouraged to reschedule studio time if they have symptoms that would put others at risk of infection.


I never thought I'd have to give health guidelines as an intro to pottery classes, but welcome to 2020 folks! I am confident we can still have fun and practice the art of working clay while practicing safety measures to keep one another healthy.

Our class size will be four students per class period.

Classes will be available two days a week: Mondays and Thursdays starting July 6th, 2020. They will run for eight weeks, and all skill levels are welcome to join. There will be a day class from 11-2 and an evening class from 6-9. Fridays will be reserved for open studio hours.

Classes will go live for registration on Friday, June 19th, 2020.

Classes will start on

Monday, July 6th, 2020

Classes will end on

Friday, August 27th, 2020

Remember that I will be donating 25% of your tuition to BLM organizations locally and nationally. I believe that every business needs to have a dedicated plan with actionable steps to help bring equity into our communities. This is one small way that I can use my business to further the efforts of racial equality. I thank you for supporting me and the very important work our black activists are doing to expose and repair the way our lives are inundated and controlled by systemic racism. We make a difference, together.


Phi Pottery also will be sending recurring payments to the Puyallup Tribe, whose land we occupy in Tacoma. 


Queer and Dear

6/1-7/31 2020

I will have new work available for purchase at Saltstone Ceramics in Seattle, WA. The show opens June 1st and includes the work of several queer potters curated by the wonderful Coco Spadoni.

The coming of this show has spurred me into reconsidering what it means to own a small business in America in 2020. People are always looking for a way to gather, support one another and lift each other up. That is the America I believe in. Moving forward, I want to make business choices that lead to directly helping my local community and those who need it the most--at-risk youth, people of color, women, the differently abled, those living with mental illness, and refugees.

Phi Pottery pledges to donate at least 25% of all business proceeds back to the community, funding low income artists, granting access to pottery making, and donating to organizations that aim to serve and protect our most precious resource, our people. Phi also pledges to spend pottery money at BIPOC businesses, and with black artists. All proceeds from the work for Queer and Dear will go to the Oasis Youth Center and the ACLU.

Thank you for your gift of support!


Tacoma, Washington

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