Pottery Class: One Day Into Clay

Seize the clay and learn wheel throwing in San Francisco



2.5 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 how to use a potters wheel at this beginner-friendly class and create something absolutely clay-mazing!

We will begin with introductions and a basic wheel demonstration by one of our instructors. You will learn the basic steps of throwing a cylinder on the potter's wheel, before trying it out yourself using up to four one-pound balls of clay.

You can keep your new works of art, just choose a glaze color and 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 wheel throwing class, get centered, and throw some mud!
Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty and explore the depth of your creative spirit.

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 Fransico. 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) ($10)
You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge required
Great for beginners.
 
What you'll get
Up to four pounds of clay to make up to four 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

This is a fun indoor activity, suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 10 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.


SMAart Gallery and Studio is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

Location

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

Your teacher
SMAart Gallery and Studio
SMAart Gallery and Studio

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I Love to CREATE
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, received a BA and MFA, taught ceramics at Bay Area colleges, universities, community centers and managed the ceramic studio at the Richmond Art Center until he opened SMAart in 2012.
He is pleased to share his passion here at SMAart.

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Veronica Puistonen Oct 2021


Great teacher, great vibe, and super fun class! Would definitely attend again. Thank you for the experience!

Rhean Sun Sep 2021


I thought this provided a good intro to the potter’s wheel. Candace did a great job demonstrating what to do and then letting us apply the techniques on our own. I thought the class offered a good balance of formal instruction and hands-on learning, and I liked that we were able to create three pieces each to take home. I would consider taking more classes here!

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