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Cindy Guajardo

Mixed Media + Ceramic Artist



Published - Make Easy Handmade Ceramic Pottery Dishes Without Fancy Tools!

This is a class I'm developing for the October Challenge. I teach this class in person, but now I need to adapt it for video and hopefully come under 25 min.

Update on Oct. 30

Class is live! Here's the link - Make Easy Ceramic Dishes

Update on Oct. 3


Skill lever: Beginner

Pottery has never been more popular and now you can make easy clay dishes at home without having a pottery wheel or any other pottery specific equipment*. 

Join me in my home studio where I will demonstrate how to make slab built dishes in different shapes that can be impressed with texture, personalized text, special dates and more.

When I was a beginning clay student, the pottery wheel was super frustrating to me. After learning a few hand building techniques and best practices for working with wet clay, I had instant success. It was just enough to keep me going to enable me to graduate with a degree in ceramics.

Keep in mind, that a degree isn't necessary - just a willingness to try and you can be on your way making pottery for yourself or to gift and even sell.

Warning: Clay is very addicting!

*A pottery kiln is required to make ceramics, but many studios fire work for others for a small fee.



  • Make 1 or more small clay dishes using either the texture method or the personalized stamp method


  • Share a photo of your work on the projects page of the class


  • Supply List
  • Vocabulary List
  • Step by Step Project instructions with Photos

Need help? Contact Cindy Guajardo via Skillshare in the comments section or email ****@****.com. Make sure to reference the class title.


Milestones Achieved:

I just signed up on October 5th, so some of these milestones are late - hoping I'm caught up now.

  • Milestone 1: Start Your Class Draft - Due Sunday, October 2nd (Required) October 6, 2016
  • Milestone 2: Class Topic and Project - Due Wednesday, October 5th (Required) October 7, 2016
  • Milestone 3: Outline - Due Monday, October 10th (Required). October 8, 2016
  • Milestone 4: Your Introduction Video - Due Sunday, October 16th (Required). October 16, 2016
  • Milestone 5: Wrap up Filming & Start Editing Your Class- Thursday, October 22nd Done
  • Milestone 6: Publish Your Class - Due Monday, October 31st (Required) Done - October 30, 2016
  • Get at least 1 referral to Premium Membership by November 15th, 2016 at 11:59PM to be eligible for your new teacher bonus. October 6, 2016

Milestones unachieved yet:

  • Milestone 7: Market Your Class - November 1st - November 15th


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