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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 [...]

By |2017-06-10T23:41:16-07:00September 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 [...]

By |2017-06-10T23:41:16-07:00August 27th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on Our Time with Julia Galloway

Julia Galloway Workshop @ sfclayworks

JULIA GALLOWAY WORKSHOP @ SFCLAYWORKS | JULY (11), 12, 13, 2014 What: Julia Galloway will give a two-day demonstration workshop, and evening slide lecture** (Description below) When: July (11), 12, 13, 2014 | Demo workshop, Sat, 10am-4pm (doors open at 9:30am) | Sun*** 9am-2pm (doors open at 8:30am)  ***Please note: Sunday hours have changed to 9am-2pm due to an artist conflict. We apologize for any inconvenience this might have caused you. Friday, July 11, Free artist reception and slide lecture** 6:30pm. Where: sfclayworks, 2240 Palou Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94124 | 415 647 CLAY (2529) (map) Fee: $185, including lunch* both days. Discounted fee of $165 for sfclayworks studio members. Additional notes: *Lunch is included in the workshop fee, however we may not be able to accommodate those of you [...]

By |2017-06-10T23:41:17-07:00May 19th, 2014|Blog, In the Gallery, Workshops|Comments Off on Julia Galloway Workshop @ sfclayworks

The End of Our Second Year

Wow, 2014 already! At the close of 2013, sfclayworks officially completed our second calendar year as a business. We continued to improve our facilities during the past year; we added a new gallery space, hosted our first artist workshop, created sfclayworks t-shirts, installed a new sign, purchased a new electric kiln, and held our first ever student and community member exhibition. We're sure there are some highlights we missed on our list for the year 2013; we have accomplished a great deal since we first moved into 2240 Palou in 2011. The end of 2013 was once again capped off with our second annual box party; a tradition we all insisted be carried on from our former home, The Clay Studio. Below are some highlights [...]

By |2017-06-10T23:41:17-07:00January 7th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on The End of Our Second Year

Communi-tea Update

There has been lots of activity at sfclayworks lately and we have gotten behind posting our latest news. When we last updated the blog we were simultaneously getting ready for sfclayworks first student and community members exhibition-Communi-tea, and SF Open Studios 2013.  In this blog we are hoping to share a few photos of the Communi-tea opening party that was held October 25th, 2013 and a few snap shots of work in the show. sfclayworks first student and community member exhibition was a smashing success! Everyone who participated in the exhibit did an incredible job putting together some beautiful work for our first exhibition. Based on the response of our members and the visiting public, we are already thinking about  a theme for our next [...]

By |2017-06-10T23:41:17-07:00November 23rd, 2013|Blog, In the Gallery|Comments Off on Communi-tea Update

Upcoming Events @ sfclayworks

Things are very busy at sfclayworks. On Friday, October 25th, 2013 at 7:30pm, sfclayworks will be holding an "opening party" for Communi-tea: An exhibition of student and community work. Students and community members have been gearing up for the exhibit, and we hope they invite their friends and family to celebrate with them. So far the results of the firings have been good and we can't wait to see how their work shines in our gallery space. Besides Communi-tea, sfclayworks studio artists are also getting ready for their own opportunity to show what they have been up to during the year. SF Open Studios 2013 is happening November 2-3, 2013 from 11am-6pm at our studio sfclayworks in San Francisco at 2240 Palou Avenue, 94124. There will [...]

By |2017-06-10T23:41:17-07:00October 15th, 2013|Blog, In the Gallery|Comments Off on Upcoming Events @ sfclayworks

Thank you “Glaze Goddess!”

A giant thank you to Janelle Ziobro Moynihan, for two wonderful years of working with us at sfclayworks as one of our first "hands-up" workers. When we first got started at sfclayworks and implemented our "hands-up" program, Janelle was the first person to step up and express interest in making a commitment to learning more about working in the studio. We already knew we could count on Janelle because even before the doors at sfclayworks were officially open, Janelle came down to the studio and helped our crew build the studio we have today. Janelle has been a natural in the studio. Though she came in with a very basic knowledge of glazes, Janelle tackled the dreaded sink sludge and came up with some of [...]

By |2017-06-10T23:41:17-07:00August 27th, 2013|Blog|Comments Off on Thank you “Glaze Goddess!”

In the Gallery: An Exhibition of Student and Community Work

Communi-tea Opening invite for your use (8x10) Students and community members, use the above photo (8"x10") to invite your friends and family to sfclayworks Communi-tea opening event, or use the 4x6 size jpeg at the bottom of this post.   To help highlight the great work being done by the students and community members at sfclayworks, sfclayworks will be hosting an exhibition of work created within our clay community. Students and community members are going to be given two sessions to come up with work that represents the sense of community we have at sfclayworks as well as create something that has a relationship to "tea". The exhibition will open in late October and will be on display during SF Open Studios 2013. [...]

By |2017-06-10T23:41:17-07:00July 17th, 2013|Blog, In the Gallery|Comments Off on In the Gallery: An Exhibition of Student and Community Work

In the Gallery: Ellen Shankin

sfclayworks gallery space will be showcasing the work of artist Ellen Shankin, a full-time professional potter from Floyd, Virginia. We are honored to have Ellen’s work as the inaugural exhibition in sfclayworks newly created gallery space. This exhibit coincides with a two day workshop at sfclayworks where Ellen will be sharing her thoughts and working methods with an eager group of potters. Ellen’s pottery will be on display starting Friday, June 28 and will be available for viewing until July 5th. Please note that the display will be smaller after the workshop as many of our workshop participants are returning to their respective cities and must take their pieces with them when they leave the workshop. We hope you make time to stop in and [...]

By |2017-06-10T23:41:17-07:00July 5th, 2013|Blog, In the Gallery|Comments Off on In the Gallery: Ellen Shankin

Making Pots for the San Francisco Opera

sfclayworks was recently approached to make pottery pieces for the world premier San Francisco Opera production of The Gospel of Mary Magdelene - music and libretto by Mark Adamo. Unsure if we could satisfy the needs of the production, we met with "Prop Master" Lori Harrison to go over what was expected of us. We were given images and dimensions for the pieces and ultimately we were asked to make the following forms and also a variety of shards. Wedding Bottles - Make 2. Height: 14” (width proportional to height) Tavern Mugs - Make 18. Height: 4"-5” (width proportional to height) Tavern Bottles  - Make 4. Height 9"-10"(width proportional to height) Wedding Goblets - Make 4. Width: 4 “ (height proportional to width) As everyone who makes pottery [...]

By |2017-06-10T23:41:17-07:00June 18th, 2013|Blog|Comments Off on Making Pots for the San Francisco Opera