Clay classes began at Blossom Hill Crafts in 1970 with two pottery wheels, one kiln and twelve students. Today more than 200 students are involved in making pottery at our large well-equipped Studio.
We are located on a beautiful 1 acre lot in Los Gatos. There is nothing industrial about our facility. It’s beautiful, relaxing and sure to inspire creativity.
We believe that collaboration and sharing are central to the learning experience. Our focus on community has made us a mecca of creativity, experimentation and learning for more than 40 years. If you’re new to pottery, the fundamentals of the craft will be intentionally passed on to you by one of our experienced instructors and our passionate and creative vibe is sure to push your creative boundaries to their limit. If your an accomplished potter, our well equipped studio and open community will help you reach the next level
At Blossom Hill Crafts you can expect excellent teachers, a lively fun environment and lots of creativity. You will definitely make some awesome pottery with your own hands. You’re also very likely to make some great new friends. Give us a try. Pick up the phone or send us an email to schedule your pottery class San Jose today.
Meet Our Leadership Team
David Johanson, Owner
David’s journey with clay began at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD under the tutelage of Professor Gerry Punt. After college, he directed and developed an art program for inner-city children and teenagers in Cleveland, Ohio. Through this experience, he developed a deep commitment to building community via the arts. In 2007, David’s love for clay and commitment to building community came together at Blossom Hill Crafts. Today David is the owner of Blossom Hill Crafts where he spends his time teaching the craft he loves and manging a fantastic studio.
Phone: (408) 3250-9035 Ext. 2
Tracey Nicol, Office Manager
Tracey has two graduate qualifications in Marketing and Event Management. Over the past 20 years she has held office and marketing managerial roles in both Australia, and here in California. She has a deep understanding of potters and the pottery process, having established a pottery studio with her husband in Australia, and as a participant in BHC Pottery Sales since 2013. Tracey prides herself on leading with her heart and empathizes with the Blossom Hill Pottery value of “People before Pots.”
Phone: (408) 356-9035 Ext. 1
Sarah Georg, Program Manager
In March of 2011, Sarah started her ceramics journey at Blossom Hill Crafts. Prior to that, she had never sat down at a potter’s wheel, and just wanted to try something new. As it turns out, it was love at first spin. Sarah has remained at Blossom Hill Crafts because she knows that every time she leaves, she feels better than when she walked in the door. She is drawn to the discipline of ceramics because of the mental and emotional impact it continues to have on her life. Although having a beautiful product is rewarding, it is the process of continual learning, problem solving, patience, and focus that inspires her to continue.
Sarah began teaching at Blossom Hill Crafts several years ago, and she loves to guide people through the journey of clay. Sharing student’s joy when they succeed in tackling a technique they’ve been struggling with, or get their precious first pieces out of the kiln is the best part of teaching. Problem solving and teaching to each individual helps keep her mentally fit. She also knows that teaching at Blossom Hill Crafts is a two way street – Sarah loves learning from her students and building the community that makes Blossom Hill Crafts her second home.
phone: (408) 356-9035 Ext. 4