As we close out 2012 all of us at sfclayworks are thankful that our transition from being studio renters, to studio “business owners” has been a success.

With the threat of losing our workspace to continue our exploration of the ceramic arts at the end of October 2011 our group of dedicated artists persevered and managed to make our way through our first successful year! It has been an incredible journey “learning the ropes” of how to make sfclayworks run smoothly.

Just to list a few of the hurdles we have overcome this past year – finding a suitable location, building studio spaces, installing electricity, ordering and installing a gas kiln, developing and scheduling programs, creating business cards and brochures, creating a website and a web presence, mixing glazes, developing slips, scheduling and teaching classes, covering day to day operations, holding monthly meetings, purchasing materials, etc, etc.

Frankly, the list of chores are endless. All the little things that need to get done to make everyones’ experience at sfclayworks, as great as it has been, have somehow been getting done through the hard work of our studio members and hands-up crew. A Heartfelt thank you to our studio members and hands-up crew!

As classes come to an end this session, the folks at sfclayworks will be hard at work removing the carpet from the front room and will also be making minor improvements and additions to the studio so that in 2013 our students and community members can continue to have a great experience.

We have said it before and we will say it again, THANKS to everyone who waited for us to get our feet on the ground and who have been supporting us throughout an incredible 2012!


Sincerely, The crew at sfclayworks

a successful year