Pottery Course: Play in Clay

Learn pottery basics at this 4 or 6 week course in SF.

SMAart Gallery and Studio

SMAart Gallery and Studio

4.6 (136)

6 x 2.5 hours Class size 1 to 48     label $240 - $340 (price varies across dates)

Get behind the potters wheel and start creating with SMAart Gallery and Studio in San Francisco. Over four or six weeks, learn pottery basics and improve your skills in a relaxed and fun environment!

Each week, join us for two and a half hours and have our master potters show you basic wheel throwing techniques before moving on to trimming, bowls, plates, mugs, handles, and glazing.

This casual pottery course is great for beginner or intermediate potters. Throughout the course, you will also have unlimited access to our studio by appointment from 10 am-9 pm, where you can continue working on your DIY projects.

You will play with a 12-1/2 pound bag of clay, studio tools, glazes, and firing and will complete the course with your very own beautiful designs to take home!

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.

Add-ons available for this class
  • Basic Tool Kit ($18)
  • Premium Tool Kit ($30)
  • Basic Apron ($12)
  • Split Leg Apron ($30)
You can add these when you book (optional).
Knowledge required
Great for beginner and intermediate student potters.
What you'll get
  • 12-1/2 pound bag of clay.
  • Glazes.
  • Firing.
  • Unlimited open studio time for the duration of the class.
What to bring
  • Wear clothes and shoes you don't mind getting dirty and bring your creative spirit!
  • Bring your own clay tools. Tool kits available for purchase on site.
  • You may wish to bring your own apron and hand towel. Apron is available for purchase on site.
  • Consider trimming your fingernails for the best experience.
Session repeats

This class series runs over 6 consecutive sessions, at the same time every week.

Suitable for

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 12 years old).

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

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


3135 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110 and 1045 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA (varies by date; click the date selector to see details)

Pottery Course: Play in Clay location
Your teacher
SMAart Gallery and Studio
SMAart Gallery and Studio

4.6 (136)

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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