Private Pottery Class

Learn pottery basics at a private class in SF

2 hours Class size 1 to 48

label $115 - $185 ($185 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $155 for 2+ guests, $137 for 4 guests, $125 for 5 guests, $115 for 6+ guests)
Looking for fun things to do in San Francisco? Whether you want to learn pottery one-on-one, with a group of friends, or as a special clay date night idea, SMAart Gallery and Studio have got you covered!
Organize a wheel throwing pottery class that is customized to your skill level and interests. Our private classes are great if you have been looking for unique birthday party ideas or team building activities to bring out your group's creativity in a fun and relaxed studio environment.
Get down to earth, get centered, and throw some mud with us! At this private class, you can get your hands dirty and make some clay-mazing creations!
If you or your group are complete beginners then our master potters will guide you through basic wheel throwing techniques step by step. Anything you want to keep can be trimmed, bisque fired, glazed, and glaze fired and made available for you to pick up at a later date (four to six weeks).
We have two pottery studios, both in San Francisco. Our 24th Street venue can take up to 50 guests, and our Sutter Street venue can take up to 40. When organizing your class, please let us know which location would be best for you.
Please note:
  • A private class is limited to you and your guests only.
  • Pricing structure is based on the number of participants. The more you book, the more you save.

Save $60 when you book with a friend
Add-ons available for this class
  • Additional half an hour of class time (per guest) ($10)
  • Additional 1-hour of class time (per guest) ($20)
  • Have us clean up your work area for you ($12)
You can add these when you book (optional).
Knowledge required
What you'll get
Everything you need is provided, including up to three pounds of clay and the use of studio tools.
What to bring
  • BYO food and drinks.
  • 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 class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a date idea, team building activity or bachelorette party.

This experience would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mom or gift for couples.


1045 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA (varies by date; click the date selector to see details)

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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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