Sgraffito Pottery Workshop: Perfect Party Platters

Make a sgraffito platter in this pottery class for foodies in San Francisco!

2 hours Class size 1 to 30 (public classes), 2 to 20

label $80 - $90 (Earlybird price of $80 applies if you book into a public session 7+ days ahead)

Everyone needs a party platter to plate their signature dish. In this pottery workshop in San Francisco, you will learn sgraffito techniques to customize a platter that you can bring to potlucks, picnics in Dolores Park or Friendsgiving!

You will learn how to design and carve a sgraffito pattern into a prepared ceramic platter. You will have a choice of bowls, flat platters, as well as unique molded shapes to bring their design to life. After designing and carving the food surface, you will learn how to flip your platters out of the molds and add a foot and your signature to the bottom of the piece.

Sgraffito (meaning “scratched” in Italian) is a technique that originated in Italy and the Middle East around the 10th Century. One color of slip or underglaze is painted over a contrasting color of clay body, and designs and patterns are carved into the surface. Sgraffito is incredibly easy to learn, but the results can be breathtaking.

Whether you're looking for fun things to do in San Francisco or a potter hoping to learn a new skill, you can enjoy a fun afternoon exploring your creativity and making a unique handmade platter!

Please note: Public dates for this class require at least 2 guests to run. In the unlikely event that we don't reach this number, we'll cancel the class; in this case we'll inform you and allow you to get a refund or reschedule, so please watch your email/SMS one day prior to the class.

Save $10 per guest, when you book 7+ days before a class
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Knowledge required
If you can draw or write, you can sgraffito!
What you'll get
You will be able to take home your glazed party platter about ten days after the class.
What to bring
You should wear clothing you can get a little dusty.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday or bachelorette party.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 8 years old).

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

This would also be a lovely gift for her, gift for mom, anniversary gift, Father's Day gift or birthday gift.


Gallery-O-Rama - 1920 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA

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Gallery-O-Rama is a gallery and art studio in San Francisco’s Polk Gulch, operated by Kaytea Petro and Monet Oganesian. We are passionate about art as a vehicle for social change and bringing creative communities together.

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