Artist, Art Teacher
Private Pottery & Painting Classes in Carmel and Monterey
Introductory Classes
Learn to throw pottery on the wheel, explore different hand-building techniques, or play with color in Intuitive Painting. Take the two-hour class alone or invite a family member to join you.
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Introducing Rhaea Maurel


I’m an Artist, and Art Teacher. I am a retired Marriage and Family Therapist.  My passions have joined each other through the years and now enrich my work with students.

Teaching art and sharing a student’s process in developing their skills and confidence is a gift. I offer Private Lessons and Art Classes in Ceramics and Painting/Drawing, with a focus on connecting to the creative spirit in all of us. The Ceramic Classes include learning to throw on the potter’s wheel and hand building techniques. The Painting and drawing Classes integrate traditional lessons in composition and color with the idea of learning to draw and paint from the Inside/Out.

“One supreme fact which I have discovered is that
it is not willpower but imagination that creates.”

~ Richard Wagner, Composer


“Clay is responsive, forgiving and fun.”

I “discovered” clay in college, and although I have worked with different media through my years as a practicing artist, I always return to the clay. Clay is responsive, forgiving and fun. What more can one ask of a relationship?  My wheel-thrown and hand-built pottery serve as three-dimensional canvases for color, light and playfulness.  I enjoy the ancient art of Sgraffito, inspired by the local beauty and ancient artists. My Pet Portraits, both sculptures and drawings, reflect my love of animals.


Annabel Beerel, PhD is an inspirational speaker and author. She promotes personal and organizational leadership and transformation. Her books offer clarity, inspiration and poetry.

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