Virtual Classes

Express your creativity at home! In response to the uncertainty of COVID-19, we are excited to offer several classes that explore handbuilding and decorative techniques. All classes are virtual and live via Zoom.

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Meet your Instructors

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Dini Dixon

Dini Dixon is Clay Studio’s former Studio Manager. Now living in Brooklyn, Dini continues to teach live virtual classes and workshops for Clay Studio. Dini received a BFA in Ceramics from Pratt Institute. Her work explores the intersection of video and ceramics utilizing traditional ceramic techniques and stop motion animation. In 2018 she had solo exhibitions at 808 Projects in Denver and the Thomas Hunter Project Space in Manhattan. Her video The Long Goodbye was an official selection of the 2018 Supernova Digital Animation Festival. Currently she is preparing for solo exhibitions at Ghost Gallery in Los Angeles and New York opening May 2020

View Dini’s work at www.dinidixon.com

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Ruby Mandell

Ruby Mandell graduated with a bachelor’s degree in art from UCSB in 2020 with an emphasis in sculpture and printmaking. While at UCSB, Ruby taught beginners wheel throwing to students and adults. She has been working in ceramics since 2015, with an interest in slip trailing as surface decoration on most of her work. Taking inspiration from oriental rugs, henna designs, tile patterns and her natural surroundings, she creates intricate decorations on the surfaces of her pieces.

See examples of Ruby’s past and present work on her Instagram page: www.instagram.com/inspiredbyufy/

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Jacob Adivi

Since Jacob was eight-years-old, the malleability and plasticity of clay has served as his therapy. He applied his appreciation for art as an executive youth board member of the LA Museum of the Holocaust where he has curated exhibits and displayed his ceramic work. Through the museum, Jacob co-founded the non-profit L’Dough V’Dough, where intergenerational sessions focused on tolerance and storytelling are now held on college campuses across the U.S. Over the years, Jacob has enjoyed teaching hand building to children, wheel throwing to adults, and kick wheel skills to Ugandan college students. Aside from being an ardent potter, Jacob is a beekeeping enthusiast and passionate about the environment.