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SF Open Studios 2018

All of us at sfclayworks are currently shifting into high gear as we prepare for SF Open Studios 2018 @sfclayworks, and our Annual Student and Community Members Exhibition-POUR (more info about POUR) SF Open Studios, the oldest and largest open studio event in the country, is an annual, month long art event held in October and November that showcases hundreds of emerging and established San Francisco artists. Each weekend of the event features a different geographical area of the city and provides an opportunity for the public to take a peak into the creative world of San Francisco's diverse group of artists. Below are the details for sfclayworks 2018 SF Open Studios weekend.  We hope you will stop in to sfclayworks and see what our studio artists have been doing [...]

By | 2018-10-02T11:17:23+00:00 September 30th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

POUR: 2018 Exhibition @sfclayworks

We love highlighting what our students and community members create while at sfclayworks. For six years we have been giving our members the opportunity to show in "The Front Office Gallery,"  and every year they manage to wow us with their talents. This years show title is "POUR," we are looking forward to seeing what everyone puts together for this years exhibition.  The exhibition will be in the gallery from October 13-28, 2018, which means it will be available for viewing during sfclayworks-SF Open Studios event weekend. Having the student and community members exhibition on display during SF Open Studios allows our visitors to get a full picture of our vibrant community. Please stop in for our student and community members show opening event on, Saturday, October [...]

By | 2018-09-24T16:55:38+00:00 September 20th, 2018|Blog, In the Gallery|0 Comments

Deborah Schwartzkopf’s Inspiring Workshop

Deborah Schwartzkopf Workshop-August 10-12, 2018 at sfclayworks Over the weekend of August 10-12, 2018, sfclayworks was excited to have Seattle ceramics artist Deborah Schwartzkopf in our studio. On Friday evening, the workshop weekend began with a gallery opening of Deb's beautiful ceramics in sfclayworks "Front Office Gallery". The exhibit of Deb's ceramics gave studio members, especially those unfamiliar with her ceramics, an opportunity to see her amazing work. In conjunction with the gallery exhibit, Deb gave a very interesting slide lecture-presentation that we offered free to the public.  At sfclayworks, we feel it is important to make the evening event open to everyone; it was nice to see some folks who are not sfclayworks members in the audience. During the slide lecture, Deb shared with us [...]

By | 2018-08-27T16:22:32+00:00 August 27th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Deborah Schwartzkopf’s Inspiring Workshop

Claymates

Claymates, a group show will have an opening Saturday, May 26, 2018 in “The Front Office Gallery” at sfclayworks ceramics studio. The show will feature all studio artists currently creating work in sfclayworks private studio spaces. The 8 artists showing will be Nina Saltman, Takashi Fukuda, Sarah Cruz, Leigh Barbier, Beth Ozarow, Chris Lewis, Lucia Bogatay, and Joyce Fujiwara. Claymates will be an eclectic collection of clay sculpture, functional pottery, drawing, paintings, and collages; it will be a representative showcase of the variety of artists currently working at sfclayworks.  Please stop in at Claymates opening event Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 4-6 pm  in “The Front Office Gallery” @sfclayworks | 2240 Palou Avenue | San Francisco | CA | 94124 If you miss the opening - [...]

By | 2018-05-20T17:18:37+00:00 May 20th, 2018|Blog, In the Gallery|0 Comments

Divided Feminine, United: Recent work by Leigh Barbier

  Join Leigh at an opening party event for her show Divided Feminine, United: Recent works by Leigh Barbier in the sfclayworks gallery on November 18th from 4-6pm.  The show will be up in the gallery from November 18 to December 16, 2017.   Those of you who come into the studio on the weekends will occasionally see Leigh while she is watching the studio. I am certain most of you have no idea what amazing work she creates upstairs in her studio space. Well, here is your chance to view for yourself the fantastical imagery Leigh has been working on recently. Leigh is very diverse with her artistic expression. Leigh's work includes painting, drawing, as well as, clay and mixed media sculpture. Please stop [...]

By | 2017-11-06T15:15:16+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Blog, In the Gallery|Comments Off on Divided Feminine, United: Recent work by Leigh Barbier

SF Open Studios @ sfclayworks

Please join us at sfclayworks for SF Open Studios 2017. Stop in to see what's new in the Studio. There will be six artists showing their work, and we will be featuring an exhibition of student and community members in the gallery exhibition, "Piece" of Mind: Art in Troubled Times. We are also happy to announce our exciting new pop-up partner, Bijou Bake Shop (see below for more info.) WHAT: SF Open Studios 2017 @sfclayworks featuring artists Beth Ozarow, Takashi Fukuda, Nina Saltman, Lucia Bogatay, Chris Lewis, Joyce Fujiwara, and  our new pop-up Bijou Bake Shop. WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, October 28-29, 11am-6pm WHERE: sfclayworks, 2240 Palou Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94124 Our new featured pop-up partner: This year sfclayworks featured pop-up will be Andrea Rappaport's, [...]

By | 2017-10-11T21:49:10+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Blog, Events, In the Gallery|Comments Off on SF Open Studios @ sfclayworks

“Piece” of Mind: Art in Troubled Times

"Piece" of Mind: Art in Troubled Times Look at what is happening in the gallery next. sfclayworks is once again excited to feature the creative work and spirit of our student and community members. If previous shows were any indication, we are hoping for another spectacular display of clay artistry. sfclayworks is part of San Francisco's diverse clay community that through creativity manages to find moments of  "peace of mind" in the current environment of political chaos. Invite your friends and join us as we celebrate our/your community! We will be hosting an opening event on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 6:30pm.  WHAT: "Piece" of Mind: Art in Troubled Times Opening Party WHEN:  Friday, September 29, 2017, 6:30 pm-? WHERE: sfclayworks ceramics studio | 2240 Palou Avenue | [...]

By | 2017-09-07T18:00:05+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Blog, In the Gallery|Comments Off on “Piece” of Mind: Art in Troubled Times

My Last Week in Japan-Chris Lewis

Week 4 in Japan: by Chris Lewis               This was my last week at Tokyo Ryusen Studio, which included a trip to the famed pottery town of Mashiko, as well as a more modern pottery center in nearby Kasama City. At the studio, I refined my trimming techniques on the bottles I made, using a chuck. Note the trick of leaving the centermost part of the foot untrimmed to keep track of how much clay I’ve removed.   Trimming a bottle               We also wrapped our Bizen clay pieces from last week in rice straw for firing. The rice straw burns away during firing, leaving bright orange-red lines on the otherwise unglazed or decorated ware. See the picture below of a [...]

By | 2017-07-03T18:26:44+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

More Stories from Japan – Chris Lewis

    Today we are sharing part two of sfclayworks studio member Chris Lewis's experiences in Japan. If you have not read part one, please check this link first. "Konnichiwa sfclayworks" . Once again, thank you Chris!!!   Week 3             This week, Koyama-sensei gave me a chance to work with clay from Bizen. Bizen pottery originates from Okayama-ken, in southern Honshu (Japan’s main island). Bizen is one of Japan’s six ancient kiln sites, though this style was almost lost during the Meiji-era (19th Century) modernization. The tradition was revitalized in the 1930’s in response to renewed interest in Mingei, and today it’s one of the most revered styles from Japan. Bizen potters never glaze their work, relying instead on kiln effects from [...]

By | 2017-06-25T11:31:35+00:00 June 24th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on More Stories from Japan – Chris Lewis