Hand Building Course

Make four clay projects in five weeks in this ceramics class in San Francisco!

Artillery AG : Mindful Ceramics

Artillery AG : Mindful Ceramics

5.0 (12)
Instagram followers8k

5 x 2.5 hours Class size 1 to 7     label $270

Whether you're looking for a new hobby or want to reignite and old passion, this introductory hand building course in San Francisco is perfect for first-time potters or those who need a refresher!

The primary emphasis of this course will be establishing a good understanding of the fundamentals of hand-building and learning to get comfortable with the craft. Throughout the classes, you will learn the basics of hand-building, an overview of clay, and various techniques like pinch pots, coil building, slabs, surface decoration, and glazing. Each set of techniques will build off the previous class but is simplified enough to jump right into it if it's your first class.

We will work on one new beginner-intermediate project per week. You'll leave with at least four pieces of handmade ceramics by the end of the pottery course!


  • Week One: Vase + Gratitude Bowl with Pinch Pots
  • Week Two: Planter with Coil Building + Extruder
  • Week Three: Candle Holder or Free Form Design with Combining Techniques and going over Surface Design
  • Week Four: Incense Holder with Floral Printing and Slab Building
  • Week Five: Learning the techniques of glazing.

Ceramics courses in San Francisco are a great way to unwind and meet fellow creatives. Settle into a friendly pottery studio, learn a new skill, and hopefully discover a new hobby! You'll leave with the skills to keep creating hand-built ceramics on your own.

Add-on available for this class
  • Studio Access ($50)
You can add these when you book (optional).
Knowledge required
What you'll get
The series includes all materials and firing costs. All materials and tools are provided with additional supplies available for purchase.
Session repeats

This class series runs over 5 consecutive sessions, at the same time every week.


Artillery AG - 2751 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA

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Artillery AG : Mindful Ceramics
Artillery AG : Mindful Ceramics

5.0 (12)
Instagram followers8k

In the summer of 2009 Artillery AG blossomed in the Mission district of San Francisco. Founders Iván Lopez and Alexa Treviño set out to establish a creative gallery and studio that would embody Nature, Familia, and Cultura.

Artillery AG is home to many art forms that we are able to connect with. Creating with clay, earth, paint, and photography.

With clay and flora, we are able to honor our Pachamama. We connect with our earth each time we mold clay and tend to our plantitas. Giving thanks to the Ohlone people for allowing us to be on their land.

Through photography, we reflect on the times and also our ancestors in each moment. Reminding us of the beauty we have within ourselves and that of our community, immortalized with light.

Painting is an act of resistance. You can see the stories of our people painted on the walls of the Mission. Each color expressing our vibrant cultura. Art is the universal language so powerful we can understand each other with just a brushstroke.

At Artillery AG we prioritize being a safe space for our QT and BIPOC Community. We will not accept hate in our space.

We welcome you to join our creative familia.

Art is good for you homie!

More about this class

This teacher has 12 reviews for their other experiences - which you can see here.

This class is also covered by ClassBento's money-back guarantee.

2023-12-15 15:00:00
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