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Tierra Sagrada Pottery:

Connecting Communities through Clay and Culture.

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The following are a selection of our
Current Class and Workshop Offerings.

Ages 6-12 (some flexibility with ages -- call to discuss!)

Parent & Children's Classes

Parents will enjoy as much as kids!


Each Parent-child pair: $25. Plus $5 for every additional child
Includes: materials, firing and how to set up a 'clay station' in your home!


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We'll spend the first class introducing the ancient clay traditions of the SW; what is clay harvested from the Land; and what are potshards? Then, working with micaceous clay, making either a simple pinch pot or tile, for the youngest. In this nice Fall weather, we can find textures outside to press into the clay; and parents can create a small vessel, for later outdoor firing, burnished and black, (see photo on top right).

All Ages

Pottery and Clay Basics, "From the Ground Up"

Sunday afternoons, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Begins October 27 through December 15
Fee: $25 each class - all included.


Carpooling available from Albuquerque, contact Lia for more info!


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You're invited to join our weekly explorations in Art & Clay, here at the historic "El Rancho de Cabeza de Baca".We'll work with the time-honored pinch, coil and slab methods; process the rich red clay found here onsite, burnish to a deep shine, and fire outside with sawdust for a rich black finish.


The pottery traditions of the Keresan pueblo (ancestral to our neighbors at Cochiti and Santo Domingo) in nearby La Cieneguilla, c. 1300-1600 inform our work. We will also introduce ourselves to the black and white painted- pottery traditions found all over the ancient Southwest, and, using "paint-your-own", ready-made bisque, learn from this 1000-year old New Mexican artist-potters.

For Museums, Schools, Communities ~

One-on-one Tutoring for Individuals & Small Groups

$30/hr per student + $1/student per meeting for materials and two firings

Workshops include standards-based interdisciplinary work in literacy, math, science, social studies, history and art!


After-School, Camp and Small Group,
"Paint Your Own"& Birthday parties, also available

Lia demoing

Who I am:

Experienced and Licensed arts educator, and clay artist for over 30 years; MA, Art and Art Education, 2001, Teachers College, Columbia University

What I offer:

From one hour to weeklong or weekend interdisciplinary workshops based in the in clay, culture and history of New Mexico: Arts, Science and Math-Integrated Standards.

All visitors welcomed; contact Lia to discuss!

All visitors are welcomed!

Feel free to stop by en route to Santa Fe!
See Lia's workshop, gallery
and the land where clay is harvested
at the historic farmstead of El Rancho de Cabeza de Vaca.

Contact info and maps are available on our Visit page.