Staff/ About Us

Mira Hatland:


                                       " All my life I have worked with children and art.
                                            From Day-cares with small children to
                                           Assertiveness Training for young adults,
                                         I have been always inspired by young people". 

Mira has worked with children and teenagers since 1979. 
She has had extensive training and experience in teaching art work, communication skills and organizational events.

 "Pottery has been my passion since I was young. 
From throwing on the wheel to hand sculpting
     Put them together and we have pure delight and fun!" 

Stephen Hatland:
         Co-Owner/ Guest Teacher

          " My passion has been pottery all my life. 
           Creating some thing into nothing is miraculous. 
           I love teaching how to throw on the wheel. 
          I love sharing my life work with young people."

Stephen also sold his Raku work in well known stores such as Nieman Marcus and many high end galleries in Honolulu Hawaii.

He is a Master Potter and an amazing teacher.

Together they showed their wheel thrown and hand sculpted ceramic pieces in well know shows such as the
Lincoln Center Show in New York City, 
Ann Arbor Show in Ann Arbor Michigan
 and Uptown Art fair in Minneapolis.

In 2010 Sunshine Pottery Studio opened in the summer 
and burnt down in the fall in the Four Mile Fire. 
They are now opening again!

Summer Classes

We wish to share this land and make this place available for all children.

8-10 year olds
$250 weekly + $20 clay and $20 glaze days

  • Hand building and wheel throwing instruction
  • Outdoor play
  • Circling up in the tee pee
  • Bonding with the horses

11-16 year old girls only
(if you have a boy older than 10 and he wants to do a camp, please call us)
$250 weekly + $20 clay and $20 glaze days

  • Hand building and wheel throwing instruction
  • Assertiveness and confidence building exercises
  • Sit Spots on the land
  • Bonding time with the horses

0-7 year olds
Younger age children's programs are being created with involved mothers and work trade!
Please contact us if you have younger children and want to come and play on our land part time with other mothers. There is no set price for this age group.

Class hours: 10 A.M.-3 P.M.
(8:30 A.M. drop off time available for an additional $50 for the week)

Summer classes will run the following weeks:
If you have a preference of dates, please let us know. We work on a first come, first serve basis.

June  16-20            Girls and Boys 8-11
June 23-27            Siblings Week! 8 years old and up can come together.
July 14-18              Girls only 11-16 

July 28-August 1    Girls and Boys 12 and up
August 11-15          Girls and Boy 8-11

In order to register  you will need to:

1. Download the Registration Form and Waiver
It is very important to do this soon! Please do not put this off. We need doctor's signatures on these forms. Thank you.

2. Reserve your child's spot
You can either hold the spot with a $50 (non-refundable) fee then pay the remainaing $200 by May 15th. Or you can pay the full $250 now.

Pay in full now - $250:

Your childs name       Week requesting

Pay the hold fee - $50:

Your childs name       Week requesting

Pay your remainder - $200 (due by May 15th):

Your childs name       Week reserved

Family discounts and work trade available. Just Ask!

Adult Classes

These Classes are Under Way!

                    Right now parents are attending classes
                            with their children during the day. 

                                      See "Winter Classes" page

We will be offering in the future...

Evening Classes for couples.

Evening Classes for Women

Raku Workshops

All Day Saturday drop ins

Please let us know if you are interested 

and we will add you to    

 our mailing list. 

Winter Classes

We are now open!
  • Day Classes run between 11A.M. and 3P.M in the winter months.
  • Parents and children are welcome to come and learn the wheel and different techniques in handbuilding.
  • Home School children are welcome to interact with others, get involved in group projects and have fun together.
  • Pre-school hand building classes. 

Please contact us if you wish to attend a class. or 303-517-5436


"Our Vision"
Sunshine Pottery Studio
is to share with children and adults : 
Creativity of Clay, 
Love of Animals and
Appreciation of this beautiful land we have been given."  

Mira and Stephen Hatland have been working in clay, with all ages of children and young adults since the 1970’s.

Now, they have this land in the beautiful foothills of the Rockies and want to share it with you and your children. 

It is only 12 minutes from downtown Boulder and it is worth the drive. 

You will be amazed at the beauty of this property and the delight it will bring you.   

Please come and visit. 

Contact Us

Please contact us with your information. 

We are eager to share this place with you.
Call:  Mira  303-517-5436

Our mailing address:  

P.O. Box 1247,
Boulder, Colorado, 80306

Directions to our studio: It takes 12 minutes from down town Boulder.

From Boulder:
Go to 4th and Mapleton. Set your odometer for 5.2 Miles
Look on your right. You will see many wooden horse fences. We are the next driveway on the right.
Turn right, go 1/4 mile and bare left at the first fork ("Lilly" the scare crow)
Next fork bare right to our house and studio 
You will be at Sunshine Pottery Studio.

From the Mountains:
Go down Sunshine Canyon Drive.
When you hit the pavement or County Rd. 83 on your left, count 9 driveways on your left.
On the right will see two mailboxes. On the left you will see wooden horse fences.
Just before you get to those mailboxes and horse fences, turn immediately left into our shared driveway.
Go 1/4 mile and bare left at the first fork.
see directions above.

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Welcome to Sunshine Pottery Studio
              in Boulder, Colorado
           We  are open!
      Enrolling now for Winter Home School Classes 
                  Summer Camps.

    If you are sick of the city vibe, this is the place for you and your children.  

Come and play with clay!

Sit in our tee-pee, pet our horses, walk the land  and give yourself and your children the gift of creativity.

We are open again and we are only 12 minutes from downtown Boulder.

We have a wonderful winter clay studio, on our beautiful 5 acres of land. Enjoy the land, the horses, gardens and get inspired surrounded by Mother Nature!

There are 4 potters wheels and hand-building table space to create amazing projects. In the summer we will have lots of space with ten wheels, a slab roller and lots of hand building play space. 

There are breath taking views  from the windows,watch our horses graze and take a hike to our lovely bench at the top of the hill.

The hundreds of trees still give us shade and a lovely space for creativity and peace.

Mother Earth allows the fun and joy to come oozing out of us. We would love to share this place with you!