I'm a beginner and really appreciate the rare combination of serious instruction and relaxed atmosphere provided here. Eric is clear, calm and methodical, which means you can retain the very most important information he teaches, and really just about all of the information. The more experienced students are super helpful and really kind, too. I find it inspiring to be surrounded by so much beautiful work and watching the more advanced potters at the wheel. There's so much to learn, but in this setting one doesn't mind the long learning curve.