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Marvelous Mud Pottery Studio is an Art School and not open to the public.

Must be 18 Years or Older • No Walk-Ins.

Only registered students are permitted in the studio.

Marvelous Mud Pottery Studio

4035 South Florida Ave

Lakeland, FL 33813

Join Marvelous Mud Pottery Studio Owner, Rachelle Eason for a 4-Week Clay Course, the prerequisite to joining our membership, as well as advanced classes. Join instructors Chloe Prewitt and Diana Harrison for in-person pottery classes that introduce fundamentals in technique and design through guided instruction and practice activities.

Rachelle has a Master's in Education and has over 30 years of teaching experience as a classroom teacher in public and private schools, as an adjunct college professor in ceramics, and a facilitator of art experiences for all ages. Her engaging style encourages creating with individual expression as students hone their skills and grow in their passion for handcrafted pottery.

Couples Clay Classes

$120 per Couple - Single Class

  • All levels welcome


  • 2 hours(ish) class


  • 4 Students per class


  • Included: all clay and underglazes, use of tools and equipment, 2 kiln firings - 1 bisque and 1 glaze, guided instruction


  • Instructor will clear glaze bisque pieces once out of 1st firing

Classes are held in Rachelle's Lakeland, Florida home studio. Specific location will be sent upon registration.

4 Week Course

*Prerequisite for Monthly Membership &

Weekly Class Subscription

In-Person Pottery Classes

Adult Class

4 Week Course with Rachelle

This course is the prerequisite for being invited to join Monthly Membership.

In-Person Pottery Classes

4 Week Course

Handbuilding with

Focus on Texture & Surface Design and

Prep for Learning the Pottery Wheel in the Future*

.Must be 18 Years or Older. No Walk-Ins. Only registered students are permitted in the studio.

  • Instruction focuses on texture and surface design as well as prepping students to go on pottery wheel down the road if desired.*

  • Classes are 2 hours

  • Projects vary.

  • Students are encouraged to follow their own intuitive design making.

  • Included: all clay and glazes, use of tools and equipment, kiln firings, guided instruction

  • Classes start promptly on time.

  • Class Registrations are non-refundable.

  • Along with other determinants, this handbuilding class is a prerequisite for being invited to join the pottery membership.

4-Week Course - Winter 2024 - SOLD OUT

The next 4-Week Course is TBA.

We only offer them when there are openings in membership and no one on the waiting list.

Participating in Diana's Clay Club and/or Sunrise Sundays with Diana

is the best way to get on the waiting list for membership.

If Clay Club or Sunrise Sundays doesn't fit into your schedule, please consider taking one of our 2-Part Classes with Chloe or Diana

Couples Clay Classes

$120 per Couple - Single Class

  • All levels welcome


  • 2 hours(ish) class


  • 4 Students per class


  • Included: all clay and underglazes, use of tools and equipment, 2 kiln firings - 1 bisque and 1 glaze, guided instruction


  • Instructor will clear glaze bisque pieces once out of 1st firing

Classes are held in Rachelle's Lakeland, Florida home studio. Specific location will be sent upon registration.

Looking for Membership Info?

Click below to find out more.

Please note: The 4-Week Handbuilding Course is a prerequisite,

along with some other elements,

for getting invited to join the pottery membership and weekly subscription.

Diana's Clay Club

Diana's Clay Club

Adult Class

A twice monthly meeting in the "mud!" Fundamental Hand-building

In-Person Clay Classes

Instruction focuses on basic hand-building techniques of pinching, coiling, and slabbing. This is a step by step journey through understanding and working with mid-fire stoneware and porcelain clay. Projects vary.

*Students are expected to follow the project as presented and encouraged to show their individual creativity within each build.

.Must be 18 Years or Older. No Walk-Ins. Only registered students are permitted in the studio.

  • Instruction focuses on basic hand-building techniques.

  • 2 Instructional classes per month 2 hours each.

  • Clay for each project as designated by instructor.

  • Use of designated studio glazes.

  • Use of equipment. Students are required to purchase their own basic tool set and glaze brush set.

  • Bisque and Glaze firings - schedule varies.

*(If you are looking for wheel-throwing, growing into more advanced techniques, and/or the opportunity to create your own individual pieces with teacher-led instruction and/or coaching, please look at joining our MM Monthly Membership with Rachelle.)

Diana's Clay Club

1st & 3rd Thursdays of Each Month 6-8PM*

(*Week 2 & 4 in July 2024)

or

1st & 3rd Mondays of Each Month 1-3PM

Couples Clay Classes

$120 per Couple - Single Class

  • All levels welcome


  • 2 hours(ish) class


  • 4 Students per class


  • Included: all clay and underglazes, use of tools and equipment, 2 kiln firings - 1 bisque and 1 glaze, guided instruction


  • Instructor will clear glaze bisque pieces once out of 1st firing

Classes are held in Rachelle's Lakeland, Florida home studio. Specific location will be sent upon registration.

Sunrise Sundays with Diana

Sunrise Sundays with Diana

Weeks 1 & 3 - 9-11AM
Adult Class

A twice monthly meeting in the "mud!" Fundamental Hand-building

In-Person Clay Classes

Instruction focuses on basic hand-building techniques of pinching, coiling, and slabbing. This is a step by step journey through understanding and working with mid-fire stoneware and porcelain clay. Projects vary.

*Students are expected to follow the project as presented and encouraged to show their individual creativity within each build.

.Must be 18 Years or Older. No Walk-Ins. Only registered students are permitted in the studio.

  • Instruction focuses on basic hand-building techniques.

  • 2 Instructional classes per month 2 hours each.

  • Clay for each project as designated by instructor.

  • Use of designated studio glazes.

  • Use of equipment. Students are required to purchase their own basic tool set and glaze brush set.

  • Bisque and Glaze firings - schedule varies.

*(If you are looking for wheel-throwing, growing into more advanced techniques, and/or the opportunity to create your own individual pieces with teacher-led instruction and/or coaching, please look at joining our MM Monthly Membership with Rachelle.)

Sunrise Sundays with Diana

1st & 3rd Sundays of Each Month, 9-11AM

(1st & 4Th Sunday in April 2024)

Couples Clay Classes

$120 per Couple - Single Class

  • All levels welcome


  • 2 hours(ish) class


  • 4 Students per class


  • Included: all clay and underglazes, use of tools and equipment, 2 kiln firings - 1 bisque and 1 glaze, guided instruction


  • Instructor will clear glaze bisque pieces once out of 1st firing

Classes are held in Rachelle's Lakeland, Florida home studio. Specific location will be sent upon registration.

In-Person Pottery Classes

2 Part Workshops

Instruction focuses on handbuilding one project with stoneware clay then returning for a second class to glaze.

.Must be 18 Years or Older. No Walk-Ins. Only registered students are permitted in the studio.

  • All levels welcome.

  • Students are encouraged to follow their own intuitive design making.

  • Instruction by Rachelle, Chloe, or Diana.

  • Classes start promptly on time.

  • Included: all clay and glazes, use of tools and equipment, 2 kiln firings - 1 bisque and 1 glaze, guided instruction

Couples Clay Classes

$120 per Couple - Single Class

  • All levels welcome


  • 2 hours(ish) class


  • 4 Students per class


  • Included: all clay and underglazes, use of tools and equipment, 2 kiln firings - 1 bisque and 1 glaze, guided instruction


  • Instructor will clear glaze bisque pieces once out of 1st firing

Classes are held in Rachelle's Lakeland, Florida home studio. Specific location will be sent upon registration.

Cultural Enrichment Through

Art Journaling Classes

Weekly • Live • Online

$100/month of 4 Weeks

4 Tuesdays per month - 6PM EST Live Online


This is a continual adventure in art to inspire Creative Wellness in your daily lives. It is fabulous for ones who have created with me before as well as new students. We'll dive deep into a variety of art techniques using watercolors and gouache! The art will be the "prewriting, reflective" stage to your journal writing in response to the weekly prompts.


Included...

  • 4 Live Remote Online Art Classes on Zoom


  • 2 hours each class as part of group


  • Small group instruction


  • Access To Replay Video Each Week


  • Click below to download the supply list

Upcoming 2-Part Classes

Peaceful Pinch Pots

Two Saturdays, Feb 17 & Mar 2; 9-11 AM

Incorporate Elements of Nature in Pot with Diana

Personal Platter

Two Fridays, Mar 1 & Mar 15; 6-8PM

Create a Slab Platter/Bowl with Chloe

Slab Vase Swagger

Two Fridays, Mar 22 & Apr 5; 6-8PM

Design & Construct a Slab Vase/Planter with Diana

Tea Light Holder & Wax Melter

Two Fridays, May 10 & May 24; 6-8PM

Make a Tea Light Holder & Wax Melter with Chloe

Marvelous Monsters in May

Two Saturdays, May 11 & May 25; 9-11AM

Create a Marvelous Monster in Mud with Diana

Wrapped with Words Vase

Two Fridays, May 10 & May 24; 6-8PM

Create a Vase with a Message with Diana

Couples Clay Classes

$120 per Couple - Single Class

  • All levels welcome


  • 2 hours(ish) class


  • 4 Students per class


  • Included: all clay and underglazes, use of tools and equipment, 2 kiln firings - 1 bisque and 1 glaze, guided instruction


  • Instructor will clear glaze bisque pieces once out of 1st firing

Classes are held in Rachelle's Lakeland, Florida home studio. Specific location will be sent upon registration.

Upcoming Sculpture Course

👩🏻‍🎨Potters & Ceramic Artists of all levels looking to grow your sculpting skills.

🥰You have a desire to learn sculpting techniques and level up your creativity.

📅On March 8 & 9, join us for an International Women’s Day celebration for The Great Goddess “Clay” Gala… a workshop where you will Imagine and Construct a Goddess in clay!

 

🎨This is an amazing adventure for you to unearth that uniqueness deep inside, be inspired by your muse, and sculpt a piece that reveals your innate style...with a touch of whimsy!
 
☀️Get all the details at the link below.

International Women's -2- Day

The Great Goddess "Clay" Gala

Inspired by Gaia, the Mother of Earth

Clay Sculpture Workshop

Inspired by Greek Mythological, Gaia, the personification of earth, the mother of life. The daughter of Gaia, Eurybia the master of the sea, will also inspire as well as goddesses from other cultures.

Instruction focuses on handbuilding a 3-D sculpture.

.Must be 18 Years or Older. No Walk-Ins. Only registered students are permitted in the studio.

  • All levels welcome, although some basic experience with clay is beneficial.

  • Venture into sculpting and bring 3D life to your Gaia.

  • Create in a simplified whimsical manner with a touch of elemental abstract.

  • Not just for women! Men, you are welcome to come and sculpt a god or goddess to your imagination as well!

  • Students are encouraged to follow their own intuitive design making.

  • Classes start promptly on time.

  • Included: all clay, use of tools and equipment, 2 kiln firings, guided instruction

  • These pieces are intended to finish in unglazed "raw" stoneware clay fired to Cone 6. Choice of clay includes, speckled brownstone, speckled desert buff, or Standard 266 with white slip surface design.

  • Please contact Rachelle@MarvelousMudPotteryStudio.com with any questions.

International Women's -2- Day

The Great Goddess "Clay" Gala

Friday & Saturday March 8 & 9, 2024 9AM-4PM

Imagine and Construct a Goddess in clay!

Green Fest Weekend of Classes

A Medley of Marvelous Mud Clay Classes
All Nature Themed!

Join us for -one, two, or more- classes on this April 2024 weekend to create with clay in the theme of... nature!

Take one or more classes in the weekend.

Special Weekend Package Price too!

Pick One, Two, or More of the Following Classes...

Friday 6-8PM - Friday Night Munchies Platter with Diana

Saturday 9-11AM - Marvelous Mug Class with Rachelle

Saturday Noon-2PM - Leafy Layered Textured Bowl

with Rachelle

Saturday 4-6PM - "Air Plant" Holders with Rachelle

Sunday 9-11AM - Herb Stripper Pot with Diana

Sunday Noon-2PM - Whimsical Planter Pot with Chloe

  • All levels welcome.

  • Students are encouraged to follow their own intuitive design making.

  • Classes start promptly on time.

  • Included: all clay and glazes, use of tools and equipment, 2 kiln firings - 1 bisque and 1 glaze, guided instruction

We will use laser carved rolling pins, texture plates, and stamps all with nature motifs to create some fabulously functional pieces... and even a few that are fabulously non-functional.

These are two part classes. All creating with clay will be done in each class as described. Pieces will dry and fire to bisque. Students will have a choice of times on May 17 or May 18 to come back and glaze.

.Must be 18 Years or Older. No Walk-Ins. Only registered students are permitted in the studio.

2024

Green Fest Weekend of Classes

April 19-21, 2024

Click the Button for More Info and Registration

Class registrations are non-refundable.

Please email Rachelle with any questions at Rachelle@MarvelousMudPotteryStudio.com

Upon retirement I was looking forward to renewing my interest in art classes, especially hand-building in clay, which I loved in college and never had time for during my career. I had no idea how lucky I’d be to find Rachelle’s pottery workshops. She is the best instructor I’ve ever worked with. She’s inspiring, talented, knowledgeable and fun. I look forward to each class and the projects we make or the excellent advice she gives me when I fall down a rabbit hole and strike out on one of my own wonky projects. She’s kind, encouraging, creative and a true artist and lovely person. I love our class time. Thanks, Boss.

-Deb Coker⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


After big changes in my life I was forced to stop marking art. Emotional and financial hardship let me with no time or motivation. 6 months ago I moved to Polk County and started looking for a creative group to belong too. And I stumbled with Rachelle's ad on instagram and just knew right there I had to try it. I am so overly thankful for this. I really different mediums but I like clay the most. Thank you Rachelle for what you do and given us the chance to 'belong'.

-Wandy Dilan ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


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About Rachelle Eason

Rachelle Eason has been an artist all her life. She is the owner of Marvelous Mud Pottery Studio in Lakeland, FL where she focuses on teaching adults in a progressive learning adventure in clay. She also produces own line of fabulously functional pottery.

Rachelle Eason is also the creator of Plant-Stained Paper... artistically designed with fresh flowers and leaves then boiled together for one-of-a kind designs.

Email: rachelle@marvelousmudpotterystudio.com

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