Clay Sculpting Class

Seize the clay and learn wheel throwing in San Francisco.

SMAart Gallery and Studio
SMAart Gallery and Studio
4.7 (162)
Facebook likes4.6 stars (67+)

2 hours Class size 1 to 10     label $89

Learn a new skill and take a 'claycation' with the experts from SMAart Gallery and Studio in San Francisco. Discover the many ways to sculpt with clay in this beginner-friendly class and create something absolutely clay-mazing!

We will begin with introductions and some basic hand building techniques like coil, slab or pinch techniques. You will be amazed at how the clay responds to every touch.

You can keep your new works of art, we will dry, trim, bisque fire, glaze and glaze fire them. When your masterpieces are ready, we will notify you when they are ready for pick-up (allow three to six weeks).

We will literally get down to earth in this hand building clay class. Come Seize the Clay!

After you have created your masterpieces, the last fifteen minutes of class will be for clean-up. If you want to use all your time creating, for a small fee, the teacher will do the clean-up for you, just ask.

We have two pottery studios, both in San Fransisco. Please take care to check which location you are booking for.

Please note:

  • Please arrive 10 minutes early so we can start on time. Late arrivals disrupt the flow of the demonstration and won't give you the time you will want to create.
  • For a private group or team session at a date and time of your choice, please contact your teacher.

Add-on available for this class
  • Have the clean up done for you at the end of the class (per guest) ($11)
You can add these when you book (optional).
Knowledge required
Great for beginners.
What you'll get
Up to three pounds of clay to make up to three items. We will trim, fire, glaze and re-fire them for pick up at a later date.
What to bring
  • Wear clothes and shoes you don't mind getting dirty and bring your creative spirit!
  • You may wish to bring your own apron and hand towel.
  • Consider trimming your fingernails for the best experience.
Suitable for

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 8 years old).

An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

This would also be a lovely gift for her, gift for mom, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


SMAart Gallery & Studio - 3135 24th Street, San Francisco, CA

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SMAart Gallery and Studio
SMAart Gallery and Studio

4.7 (162)
Facebook likes4.6 stars (67+)

Steve has been an artist and creator his whole life and working in clay for over 35 years. After working in the high-tech manufacturing industry for more than two decades, he quit his day job and received a BA and MFA. He began teaching ceramics at Bay Area colleges, universities, and community centers. He also managed the ceramic studio at the Richmond Art Center until he opened SMAart Gallery and Studio in 2012. He loves to create and is pleased to share his passion here at SMAart.

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