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  For the Beginning Potter to the Advanced Ceramic Artist  

Tortuga Ceramic Studio provides a collaborative workspace for clay artists. Tortuga provides a well-equipped studio with a wide selection of glazes and clays for high-fire ceramics. There are two regular group studio times each week, an independent study option, and occasional workshops taught by local artists. At this time we don't offer regular class instruction.


Membership fees are charged on a monthly basis, with options ranging from a single drop-in to a six month membership package. Special workshops are open to non-members, and are charged on an individual basis (some require additional materials fees).

  Clay and Firings   

Custom cone 10 clay bodies available for purchase. We primarily fire a downdraft gas kiln, but salt, Raku, and pit firing are also done at Tortuga. Firing charges are additional, and are based on the size of each piece. Salt kiln charges based on percentage of kiln space used.


Group Studio: 

Wednesday, 6:00pm-9:00pm

Friday, 10:00am-1:00pm

Group  studio is informal gathering time for members, with technical assistance available.

Open Studio:

Anytime, with occasional exceptions. 

Group studio attendance is required prior to individual open studio time.




Center Road, Petaluma, CA 94952

Tel: 707-480-4028

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