Queer SWANA Clay Night - June 20
Queer SWANA Clay Night - June 20
Queer SWANA Clay Night - June 20
Queer SWANA Clay Night - June 20
Queer SWANA Clay Night - June 20
Queer SWANA Clay Night - June 20
Queer SWANA Clay Night - June 20
Queer SWANA Clay Night - June 20
Queer SWANA Clay Night - June 20
Queer SWANA Clay Night - June 20

Queer SWANA Clay Night - June 20

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Thursday, June 20th, 7-9pm 

Sooki Studio, 2971 Allesandro Street, Frogtown, LA 90039

Join us for a queer SWANA community clay night hosted by Sooki Studio and GALAS LGBTQ+ Armenian Society. This is a space to meet and connect with other LGBTQ+ SWANA while working with clay.

This handbuilding ceramics workshop will be a playful low stakes creative environment grounded in exploration and letting go of expectations. Participants will work with terracotta clay and are welcome to make anything they'd like such as sculptural, abstract or functional forms.

No experience is necessary and all are ages welcome! This workshop will be suited to those who are curious in working with clay for the first time and those with various levels of experience who would like to create in a communal and welcoming space.

All materials are included and participants can build as many pieces as they'd like within the two hour period. We will be working with unglazed terracotta clay that, once fired, can be used for anything except holding liquids. All pieces will be fired and ready for pick up within 3-weeks of the workshop.

15% of proceeds will be donated to GALAS.

GALAS LGBTQ+ Armenian Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that has been the leading voice in advancing equality for LGBTQ+ Armenians worldwide since 1998. GALAS was formed in Los Angeles by a group of LGBTQ+ Armenians who were looking for friendship, support, and a sense of belonging within the community. GALAS provides community and vital resources for our members, such as educational conferences and workshops, access to counseling, parent support groups, scholarships, and so much more.



Natalia Ira Sookias has been teaching over the last decade from the kindergarten level ranging to university graduate students in the US, Europe and the Middle East. She studied at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Central St. Martin's and the Prince's School for Traditional Arts in London.  


Sliding Scale Pricing

Sliding scale pricing is a tool for social equity. We use sliding scale pricing to make ceramics education accessible and affordable. 

There are three tiers for pricing, when signing up for a workshop, please pay on the scale what feels right to you and your current finances. This is a trust based system, only you will know what feels comfortable and possible.

The high end of the scale is the true cost. If you are someone who can afford to pay this, please do, as this offsets the price for others, allowing us to create more affordable offerings.

There are a set amount of spaces available per tier to ensure that the scale is balanced and workshop costs are covered. If a tier is sold out it means that all those spots have been spoken for. An interest free payment plan is available for all workshops, breaking the workshop cost down to smaller payments over a longer period of time.

We do our best to ensure workshops are accessible and affordable. We are continuously improving our pricing system, please reach out if you have any questions or ideas you'd like to share.  


Cancellation Policy

Workshops are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend the workshop you may transfer your spot to another person, please confirm with the studio when doing so.



The workshop space is ADA accessible. A bathroom is available for workshop participants that has a set of 3 stairs leading to it that is not currently ADA accessible. For any specific needs or additional questions on accessibility, please reach out


COVID Protocol

Participants are encouraged to take at home Covid tests prior to the workshop to ensure collective safety. As we're working in a very well ventilated environment, masks are optional. If you are experiencing any Covid like symptoms or have been exposed to someone with Covid, please stay home and get in touch.