Reminder: Spring Studio Sale is Coming Up!

We are so excited to be coming up on our 1 year anniversary at the new studio. We took over the space in May of 2016 and this year we are celebrating with an over the top of our Annual Spring Studio Sale! There are a million reasons why you should mark your calendars for this year’s event…

If you missed visiting the studio during Open Studios this past fall, this is your chance to check out the space, see new work by owner & artist Jenni Ward, Ceramic Art Hearts will be available and we will raffle off a small sculpture to a lucky winner!

Reminder: Spring Studio Sale is Coming Up! | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture

Talented students from Earth Art Studio will be displaying work for sale, with a special green theme to this years group project. You can also sign up for a Summer Clay Workshop while you’re here! A self guided Seed Bomb making station will be set up to make a take home gift for Mother’s Day.

We donate 10% of all art sales at this event to The Homeless Garden Project of Santa Cruz!

As a special event this year, we will be hosting Nora Dougherty and her mobile art gallery, at the studio. Nora will be showcasing her beautiful jewelry during the day and will be showing art movies around the campfire after sunset.

Save the Date: Annual Spring Studio Sale 2017 | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture

10 other artists in the complex will have their studios open to tour, ask questions and buy art! Some will be offering demos and hands on activities.

Food Trucks Agogo will have G’s Mexican Taco truck here with live music from The Dooners onsite Saturday afternoon from 5 – 7

The trailer will have art movies and marshmallows around the campfire from 8 – 9

Join Us:
Saturday May 6 1 – 9
Sunday May 7th 1 – 6
2523 C Mission St | Mission Industrial Studios

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Summer Create with Clay Workshops!


There are only a limited number of spots at Earth Art Studio for kids clay workshops this summer, grab your spot today before they’re all gone! We have a whole new program for our summer workshops, to allow for lots of clay time in the studio! We are offering 2 four week sessions with 3.5 hour classes once a week. We will build in clay for the first 3 weeks of the class and then glaze our projects on the final day. New projects are offered at each class, so you can join us for multiple sessions or multiple days in the week with no repeats. Click here for schedule and details…

Create with Clay Summer Workshops for Kids | shop | Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture

The Summer Class Schedule Has Arrived!!!

The much anticipated summer schedule of clay classes at Earth Art Studio is finally up on the website! There are clay classes for kids and adults so everyone has the opportunity to b cr8iv this summer! Classes are limited so sign up today to get a spot…


Create with Clay for Adults The Summer Clay Class Schedule Has Arrived | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture

May 9, 2017 – August 3, 2017
(no class the week of July 3rd)
Tuesdays 7 – 9pm and/or Thursdays 10am – 12pm
$150 punchcard good for 5 classes at the studio | materials included

Create with Clay Summer Workshops for Kids

Session I: Tuesday, Wednesday OR Thursday, 12:30 – 4, June 6th thru June 29th
Session II: Tuesday, Wednesday OR Thursday, 12:30 – 4, July 11th thru August 3rd
(no class the week of July 3rd)
$250/session | materials included | Ages 7+ | Max 4 students/class
No repeats on projects so you can sign up for multiple sessions and/or days

Winter/Spring Classes Have Started

This week launched our 10 week winter/spring session of classes at the studio, but don’t worry, it’s not too late for you to join in and B CR8IV!

Winter/Spring Classes Have Started | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculptureThere are a few spots left in our private/semi-private classes and there is still space to join in on our adult create with clay classes to. All levels are welcome!

For more details…

Winter/Spring Classes at Earth Art Studio

Classes restart on Tuesday Feb 14th | Sign up today to hold your space!

February 14th – April 27th *no class the week of March 20th*


Winter/Spring Classes at Earth Art Studio | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculptureAdult Classes

Tuesday Nights 7 – 9pm
Thursday Mornings 10am – 12pm
Punch Card $150/five classes

Private Classes

For Kids, Families, Homeschool Groups
Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays
12:30 – 2, 2:30 – 4 or 4:30 – 6
$75/student/class, $10/each additional student (max 4)

For more information…

Studio is Closed for the Holidays

Studio is Closed for the Holidays | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture

Thank you all for making 2016 a memorable year for us at Earth Art Studio! We will be closed through the holidays and will reopen after New Years for studio visits. Classes will resume at the studio mid February, please join the mailing list to get the official schedule as soon as it launches.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy holiday!

Jen & Nate

Need Info?

Need Info? | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculptureThanks so much to all of you who follow me on social media, come to events and ask about what’s going on in my art world, I love being connected to you all! But, if that’s the only way we keep in touch, it’s likely that you’re actually missing out on some stuff…

The best way to solve that problem is to join the mailing list! I only send one email per month, so I promise not to overload your inbox! All 12 emails per year are filled with photos and info all about my art, events and classes going on at the studio. Opening this once a month email is the best way to find out about everything going on in my art world. If you find that you want more info, more often from me, you can always adjust your settings to receive a weekly email from me with all the weeks blog posts from The Dirt.


Interested in classes at the studio? The next email in January will have the upcoming winter/spring schedule!

Interested in buying art from the online store? Upcoming emails will have free shipping codes and let you know when new work has been launched.

JOIN HERE to stay in touch!

Wrapping Up Classes at the Studio

Wrapping Up Classes at the Studio | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture


We are in the final days of classes at the new studio for 2016 and everyone will be glazing like mad to get their projects finished for the holidays. There are some amazing gifts being created here for some lucky loved ones! I am always so impressed with my students work; their ideas, craftsmanship and commitment to learning about clay makes it an honor to be their teacher. I love seeing how just the process of touching and manipulating clay in their hands can transform their whole day. I hope you can join us next year at the studio!

If you are interested in being cr8iv at the studio, please join the mailing list, our 2017 schedule will be coming out soon!


Teacher Gift Ideas!

Teacher Gift Ideas | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture

Need a great gift idea for your kids teachers?


Four downloadable ebooks, Create with Clay 1 – 4 were created with my 15+ years experience teaching clay in the classroom and designed with the help of art teacher extraordinaire Kathy Barbro of Art Projects for Kids.

Each book includes 5 step-by-step classroom tested projects for working with clay. If your kid’s school doesn’t have a clay or art program, this can be a simple way to help teachers give some creative classroom time to their students.

At only $5. each they are an affordable and unique gift for any teacher.

Learn more here…




Field Trip!

Field Trip! | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculptureWho didn’t love going on a field trip when you were in school?

This morning I had ten awesome 5th graders come to the studio to make a pinch pot project. Some had never touched clay before but all were excited to get their hands dirty and start playing with clay. I love that their teacher who I happened to meet at Open Studios this year, made the effort to arrange this visit for them and encourage learning outside the classroom.

When you look at the projects in this photo, keep in mind that all of the students were given the same directions, the same examples and yet each one of these pieces is unique and creative. What a great way to start off our day!