sfclayworks 2020 Make-over

Times passes so quickly. It is unbelievable, but 8-years have passed since sfclayworks opened its doors in the Bayview district of San Francisco. Our initial need for a studio to continue our personal love of clay has blossomed into an amazing community. The collective hard work of all our members and the continued support of our students and community members has helped sustain this vibrant community. Over the last 8 years, we have continued to make improvements to our programs and activities. Besides our core program of studio space and classes, we have increased activities in The Front Offices Gallery under the guidance of studio member Leigh Barbier.  In addition, during 2019 with the leadership of our "Hands-up" member Aaron Lui, we created Clay Lab - [...]

By |2020-01-12T15:23:09-07:00January 12th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

DENIZENS: Maurice and Alex Vercoutere

Next up in The Front Office Gallery @ sfclayworks: DENIZENS: The Art of Maurice and Alex Vercoutere This is the first time that we will be featuring the work of a father and son duo in The Front Office Gallery. The show will open on Saturday, November 2, 2019 and will run till November 30, 2019. There will be an Opening Party on November 2, 2019 from 4-6 pm. Stop in and meet the artists! Maurices's work is made using a variety of materials, from tissue paper, white glue, and sometimes acrylic resin. You may also notice when viewing Maurice's work, rather than cutting the paper with scissors, he chooses to use the energy brought forth with jagged torn edges.  Maurice's influences and inspiration come from a [...]

By |2019-10-29T11:11:08-07:00October 28th, 2019|Blog, In the Gallery|0 Comments

SF Open Studios 2019

SF Open Studios 2019 at sfclayworks will be happening over the weekend of October 19th and 20th on both Saturday and Sunday from from 11-6 pm. For those who do not know what Artspan's SF Open Studio event is, it is an  opportunity for the public to visit artist studio spaces to not only see where artists make their work, but also to see what sort of art work they have been passionately making during the year. This year the citywide SF Open Studios event happens over 4 weekends from October 12th to November 3, 2019, and features a wide variety of artistic medium from paint, glass, fiber, and of course most importantly clay! In addition to the sfclayworks artists Lucia Bogatay, Takashi Fukuda, Joyce Fujiwara, [...]

By |2019-10-03T12:45:55-07:00October 3rd, 2019|Blog, In the Gallery|0 Comments

Just Desserts?

Once again, sfclayworks will be featuring the ceramic work of our amazing studio artists. We are assuming that this years show title Just Desserts? will  showcase many "sweet" projects. (sorry, I could not stop myself!)  The Community members and Students at sfclayworks have never failed to impress us, so if past years are any indication, the show should once again be spectacular.  The show will be in the Front Office Gallery at sfclayworks from September 28-October 21, 2019. Stop in to see the show during regular studio hours - Tuesday 5-9; Wednesday-Friday 12-9; Saturday -Sunday 12-5 Please stop in at the opening party for an afternoon sweet! Opening Party - Just Desserts?   Saturday, September 28,2019 at 3pm sfclayworks | 2240 Palou Avenue | San Francisco | CA [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:28:27-07:00September 25th, 2019|Blog, In the Gallery|0 Comments

Paper and Soul : Recent work of Beth Ozarow

Showing next in The Front Office Gallery at sfclayworks is an exhibition of recent work by sfclayworks studio member Beth Ozarow. Beth's show titled Paper and Soul will highlight the new direction Beth's work has taken. Beth, whose work has been predominately ceramics sculpture, has currently been exploring the art of collage. It is interesting to see the cross fertilization of her two-dimensional and three dimensional work. Stop in and see for yourself, how Beth's recent explorations have been developing. What: Paper and Soul: Recent Work of Beth Ozarow When: April 27, 2019 - May 26, 2019 Where: 2240 Palou Avenue | San Francisco | CA | 94124 Special artist gathering: Saturday, April 27, 2019 |4-6 The show may also be seen during regular studio hours as follows: Tuesday 5-9 pm; Wednesday-Friday 12-9 pm; [...]

By |2019-04-16T11:11:46-07:00April 15th, 2019|Blog, In the Gallery|0 Comments

Of the Earth… | Ceramic Works of Laurette Lau

Next up in "The Front Office Gallery" @ sfclayworks. OF THE EARTH...Ceramics works created by artist and longtime community studio member Laurette Lau. From time to time we love to feature sfclayworks community members who we feel have an incredible passion for the ceramic arts. Laurette has been working in clay for many years; first at "The Clay Studio", and currently at sfclayworks. Laurette continues to change and grow in her work. Recently, Laurette has been very focused on her observations of nature and her attention to detail is quite evident in her work. Laurette will be showing her detailed nature-inspired work in "The Front Office Gallery" at sfclayworks from March 2-30, 2019. Of The Earth... Opening event will take place Saturday, March 2, 2019 [...]

By |2019-03-03T15:06:06-07:00February 5th, 2019|Blog, In the Gallery|0 Comments

Recent work by Francisco Gomez

The "Front Office Gallery" at sfclayworks is pleased to announce our new show: A Waiting Room for Sensation, Light, and Permission: Recent work by Francisco Gomez.    The show will open on January 26, 2019, and will be in the gallery until February 23, 2019. Please stop in for one of the events and meet the artist!  Opening Reception 1/26, 4-6pm Closing Reception 2/23, 4-6pm Besides the Opening and Closing dates, if you would like to see the show you can stop into sfclayworks during regular studio hours. Please ring the bell as we keep the front door locked at all times. Monday-closed Tuesday 5-9 Wednesday-Friday 5-9 Saturday-Sunday 12-5 Though sfclayworks primary artistic medium is clay, from time to time, we love to bring in artists whose work [...]

By |2019-01-09T11:37:40-07:00January 9th, 2019|Blog, In the Gallery|0 Comments

Sarah Pike Demonstration Workshop @ sfclayworks   WHAT: Sarah Pike| 2-day demonstration workshop | and evening Artist opening and slide lecture* WHEN: August (9)* 10-11, 2019 | August 9th | Friday| Artist Opening* at 6:30pm | Slide lecture* 7:00 pm  Demo Workshop: August 10-11 | Saturday and Sunday |10am-4pm | Doors open at 9:30am (description below) WHERE: sfclayworks | 2240 Palou Avenue | San Francisco, CA | 94124 FEE: $220. Lunch included in the workshop fee, however we may not be able to accommodate special dietary restrictions.  Discounted fee for sfcw studio members, $195. *Free artist opening and slide lecture to be held Friday evening August 9, 2019. To save your space, send the workshop fee ($220 non-members | $195 sfcw studio members) and contact information to sfclayworks | 2240 Palou Ave. | San [...]

By |2019-06-13T13:47:07-07:00January 6th, 2019|Blog, In the Gallery, Workshops|0 Comments

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 |2018-10-02T11:17:23-07:00September 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 |2018-09-24T16:55:38-07:00September 20th, 2018|Blog, In the Gallery|0 Comments