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“Drawn to Clay”-Opening Event

 

Wow, time flies! The “Drawn to Clay” exhibition is already here. Student and community members have been hard at work making pieces to showcase their talent in the show. We still have no idea what pieces they will select to exhibit, but if last years show is any indication, it is sure to be fabulous.

Some of the work intended for the exhibition are being fired as this blog is being written! We are sure that next year they will all promise not to procrastinate. ūüôā

Please join our students and community members as we celebrate their hard work.

What: “Drawn to Clay” Opening Party

When:  Friday, October 16, 2015 , 7pm

Where: sfclayworks-2240 Palou Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94124

We look forward to seeing you!

The exhibit will be up from […]

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By |October 12th, 2015|Blog, In the Gallery|Comments Off on “Drawn to Clay”-Opening Event

Drawn to Clay

sfclayworks is¬†pleased¬†to announce¬†our 3rd Annual¬†Student and Community member exhibition. For the past two years we have opened the gallery up to our students and community members so that they can show what they have been up to in the studio. ¬†This years theme, “Drawn to Clay” will provide our studio members¬†the opportunity to interpret what the title means to them. ¬†This year’s show will also be open to studio holders if they choose to participate.

We always have the exhibition in conjunction with the broader SF¬†Opens Studios event that showcases artists across the city over a five week span of time.¬†During SF Open Studios,¬†artists in various neighborhoods of the city open their studios to the public for¬†open house exhibitions ¬†allowing the public a peak inside¬†a myriad […]

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By |August 20th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Drawn to Clay

2015 Sam Chung Workshop Wrap Up

We are way overdue for¬†a¬†wrap¬†up of our 2015 Sam Chung artist workshop. Sam’s demonstration workshop happened over the weekend of June 27-28, 2015. On Friday evening of June 26th, we hosted an artist opening after which Sam presented an informative artist slide lecture. Sam shared images of his work from past to present, told us a little about his history, and shared sources that inspire his work.

During the workshop, Sam created a variety of thrown and hand-built pieces that he assembled and altered in a variety of ways. Our visiting artists always make everything look so easy!¬†Watching other artists work always provides those of us who work with clay a new perspective on the endless possibilities of what can be done with this material; adding, […]

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By |August 5th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on 2015 Sam Chung Workshop Wrap Up

Eternal Spring: Ceramics Exhibition

Please join sfclayworks own Beth Ozarow next Friday evening, March 20th, for the opening of “Eternal Spring,” a exhibit of ceramic sculpture featuring artists Beth Ozarow, Barbara Vanderbeck and Linda Fahey.
The show will be at Ruby’s Clay Studio Gallery in SF, 552a Noe St. (between 18th & 19th) through April 5th.
Opening March 20.2015 from 6-9:00 pm.

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By |March 11th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Eternal Spring: Ceramics Exhibition

sfclayworks 2014 Wrap Up

The end of another landmark year at sfclayworks; we are heading into our third year! As we close out 2014, we are extremely grateful for this fabulous clay community we have created at sfclayworks.

We now have a number of yearly traditions we host during the year, one of them being SF Open Studios, San Francisco’s city wide open studio event. sfclayworks artists completed their¬†third SF Open Studio event on the weekend of Nov 25-26th, 2014. It always provides us with a great opportunity to show off what is happening in the studio. Even with the SF Giants battling for their third World Series pennant we managed to draw in a fair number of visitors. As many of you might have guessed, the city was captivated […]

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By |January 11th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Sam Chung Workshop @ sfclayworks

ARTIST SAM CHUNG IS COMING TO SFCLAYWORKS IN JUNE 2015!
sfclayworks : Sam Chung  | June (26)+, 27-28, 2015

 sfclayworks, located in San Francisco, California, is pleased to announce our 2015 artist lecture/workshop featuring internationally renowned ceramic artist Sam Chung.

Sam Chung received his MFA from Arizona State University and his BA degree from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. Between his undergraduate and graduate programs, he worked as a special post-bac student at the University of Minnesota. He taught at Northern Michigan University from 1998-2007 and is now teaching at Arizona State University in Tempe where he is an associate professor of ceramics. Sam has presented numerous lectures and workshops both nationally and internationally.

Do not miss this opportunity to experience Sam‚Äôs unique perspective on the interplay of form, function, […]

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By |November 21st, 2014|Blog, In the Gallery, Workshops|Comments Off on Sam Chung Workshop @ sfclayworks

SF Open Studio 2014 @ sfclayworks

 

Fall is upon us and once again things at the studio have shifted into high gear. Two weeks from now we will be hosting SF Open Studio 2014 at sfclayworks; our third year having this event. Seven resident studio artists will be displaying what they have been up to in 2014. Most of the art on display will be ceramic art which will cover a wide range of styles from functional ware to sculpture. There will also be one of our artists displaying photography.

Besides the city¬†wide SF Open Studio event, we will also have on view our 2nd Annual Student and Community Exhibition, “Around the Table”. Last years inaugural student and community ¬†member exhibition, “Communitea,” was such a success that we decided¬†to¬†make this an annual event.¬†Our members really enjoy this […]

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By |October 11th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on SF Open Studio 2014 @ sfclayworks

2nd Annual Exhibition is a Huge Success

On Friday evening September 26, 2014, sfclayworks members gathered together¬†at the opening of our 2nd Annual Student and Community Member Exhibition, “Around the Table”.

We had a great turn out at the opening, but you would never know it as we were having so much fun we forgot to take any photos of the crowds! Oops…..

Though we forgot to document the actual opening, we do have a few photos of the magnificent work our student and community members have been creating. We think this is a great opportunity for our students and community members¬†to show off ¬†what they have been up to. We love having the exhibition on display during our annual SF Open Studio event at sfclayworks as it ¬†gives us the opportunity to show¬†what […]

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By |October 9th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on 2nd Annual Exhibition is a Huge Success

Around the Table: 2nd Annual Ceramics Exhibition

sfclayworks students and community space members are gearing up for Around the Table: sfclayworks¬†Second Annual Student and Community Member Exhibition.¬†This years exhibition opening will take place on¬†Friday, September 26, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.. Last¬†year’s first Student and Community Member Exhibition,¬†Communi-tea,¬†was such a success that we knew we had created an annual event.

From beginners to continuing members, this exhibition opportunity is open to anyone in our community who has the desire to show off their latest creations. We think this chance¬†to showcase¬†their latest work gives our members a solid set of goals that¬†really helps them make sure they are making their very best work. Besides being an sfclayworks community event, we are also excited¬†that¬†the exhibition will be on display during San Francisco’s city wide art event […]

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By |September 1st, 2014|Blog, In the Gallery|Comments Off on Around the Table: 2nd Annual Ceramics Exhibition

Our Time with Julia Galloway

“Julia shared three beautiful July days with us at sfclayworks and shared her clay philosophy. She told us about her appreciation for labor, passion, and beauty. Together we looked at many inspiring historic pots. She emphasized that we can’t help where we are from and how the clouds of Montana end up on her pots. We learned a lot, ate a lot, and laughed a lot! Thank you Julia Galloway!” __@sfclayworks

The above comments captured the events of our Julia Galloway workshop at sfclayworks in a nutshell and were provide by Saba Parsa. Below we will try to recap in more detail the impact her visit had on some of us.

Three beautiful days with Julia

The workshop covered lots of ground in a very short time.¬†The workshop started […]

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By |August 27th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on Our Time with Julia Galloway