Private Pottery Class

Learn pottery basics at a private class in SF

2 hours Class size 1 to 48

label $109 - $185 ($185 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $148 for 2+ guests, $137 for 4 guests, $115 for 5 guests, $109 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 (three to six weeks).

We have two pottery studios, both in San Francisco. Our 24th Street venue can take up to 44 guests, and our Sutter Street venue can take up to 32. 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.
  • Add $10 per person for each additional half an hour of class time.
  • Add $11 per person to avoid clean-up at the end of class.

Add-ons available for this class
  • Additional half an hour of class time (per guest) ($10)
  • Have the clean up done for you at the end of the class (per guest) ($11)
  • Additional 1-hour of class time ($20)
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 team building activity, Christmas party, birthday or bachelorette party.

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

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


SMAart Gallery & Studio - 3135 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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SMAart Gallery and Studio
SMAart Gallery and Studio

4.8 (49)

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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Chris Rueckert Sep 2022

Anne Marie was very nice and talented. We had a great time and I'd love to take another class with her in the future!

Pottery workshop review by Chris Rueckert Sydney

Susan Jul 2022

The teacher told me the four important steps to build a bowl on the wheel it was perfect instruction

Kathleen Mooney Jul 2022

Coreen was fun, kind, patient and a great teacher with many years of experience!
Thank you!

Amanda Lockwood Jun 2022

She was fantastic in making the class fun fun the kids! We had a great time

Private Pottery Class review by Amanda Lockwood Sydney

Sarah Struck May 2022

We LOVED our time here! This was the first time our team has gotten together in over a year and everyone is now asking when we will go to SMAart again. Our teacher Ann Marie was absolutely wonderful, not only in her personality but also her gentle guidance in throwing pottery. Did I mention the space!? It was cool People working on their own projects in the back. The pottery wheels are set-up in a circle making it fun to chat while learning. We can't enough great things other than you gotta try this!

Bethany Longoria Apr 2022

I purchased this class as an anniversary present for my partner, and we have very little experience throwing clay. Ann Marie was a wonderful and patient instructor! We feel much more confident on a pottery wheel now. Ann Marie was very sweet and understanding when we arrived late because of car troubles. Overall a really fun and exciting class. We would come here again!

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Murshida Chowdhury Mar 2022

We had a great time, Jess was great showing the techniques. Ayman and I had a great time making pottery.

Claire Perelman Jan 2022

Our group had a fabulous time at our private pottery class! Our instructor, Jason, was super easy to work with and he gave us great tips throughout the class. We were provided with aprons and several balls of clay to work with, and we all had a great time! Definitely recommend.

Kuo-Pin Tseng Dec 2021

Ryley is a great instructor. We have a lot of fun and create our pottery works!

Katrin Svensson Dec 2021

Great class, fun teacher, and a good way to get introduced to pottery. Thanks Will recommend

Janine Hurty Nov 2021

Ann Marie was wonderful. It was a great experience and a great date night for us. Thanks

Dylan Ferber Nov 2021

This was a great experience! We took a few clients out and the 5 of us had a lot of fun learning from Ann Marie on basics on using the pottery wheels and some cool techniques. She was very talented and patient in fixing our mistakes and coaching us along the way. As they tell you to do, I recommend bringing your own aprons - I bought some fun cheap ones on Amazon and single use boot covers too which everyone loved.

Highly recommend this class!

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