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Another Great Year…

We are grateful for another successful year at sfclayworks. Four years have passed since we collectively decided that we needed to create a clay studio to continue our journey in the ceramic arts; it has been an experience that has gone by so quickly.  As we head into our fifth year at sfclayworks, we have grown into an amazing collection of interesting members who all share a love for playing in the "mud". We have become a blend of adopted, and new traditions that help bring our community together. Besides the opportunity to share our love of clay through our classes and community studio access, we continue to look forward to our mid-year guest artist workshops, our student and community exhibitions, SF Open Studios, and our beloved end of the year Box Party celebration. The Box [...]

By | 2017-06-10T23:41:16+00:00 December 23rd, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Another Great Year…

Lorna Meaden 2016 Workshop @ sfclayworks

  LORNA MEADEN 2016 WORKSHOP @ SFCLAYWORKS JUNE (10); 11, 12, 2016 What: Lorna Meaden will give a two-day demonstration workshop, and evening slide lecture** (Description below) When: June (10); 11, 12, 2016 | Demo workshop, Sat, 10am-4pm (doors open at 9:30am) | Sun, 10am-4 pm (doors open at 9:30am)  Friday, June 10, Free artist reception and slide lecture** 6:30pm. Where: sfclayworks, 2240 Palou Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94124 | 415 647 CLAY (2529) (map) Fee: $190, including lunch* both days. Discounted fee of $170 for sfclayworks studio members. Additional notes: *Lunch is included in the workshop fee, however we may not be able to accommodate those of you with special dietary restrictions. *Space is limited. **Free artist reception and slide lecture, Friday, June 10, 6:30 pm Interested in joining us for this special opportunity [...]

By | 2017-06-10T23:41:16+00:00 November 25th, 2015|Blog, In the Gallery, Workshops|Comments Off on Lorna Meaden 2016 Workshop @ sfclayworks

SF Open Studios 2015

Hello Everyone, Its that time of year again when we get to catch up with friends and family as we host SF Open Studios @sfclayworks. We have been working hard throughout the year to help make this year's show as good, if not better than any of our previous years. We will have a trio of events happening at sfclayworks over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, October 31-November 1, 2015 from 11am-6pm. This year we have six artists signed up for the event; we hope that you will find time to stop in and see what we have been up to. Besides the 6 participating studio artists, we will once again be featuring our talented group of students and community members in the house with our [...]

By | 2017-06-10T23:41:16+00:00 October 22nd, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on SF Open Studios 2015

“Drawn to Clay”-Opening Event

Ceramic sculpture by Laurette Lau   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. :) 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 [...]

By | 2017-06-10T23:41:16+00:00 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 [...]

By | 2017-06-10T23:41:16+00:00 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; [...]

By | 2017-06-10T23:41:16+00:00 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.

By | 2017-06-10T23:41:16+00:00 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 [...]

By | 2017-06-10T23:41:16+00:00 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’s unique perspective on the [...]

By | 2017-06-10T23:41:16+00:00 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 [...]

By | 2017-06-10T23:41:16+00:00 October 11th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on SF Open Studio 2014 @ sfclayworks