Giving Thanks…

Still reeling from the aftermath of the recent Presidential election, as we wonder what lies ahead for this country, all of us at sfclayworks still have a great deal to be thankful for. Five years ago when we set our sights on maintaining the creative clay community that we were all a part of at "The Clay Studio", we gathered our resources and energy to create this wonderful place to work. Five years have a gone by in a flash and as we head into the future we are thankful to our founding members, our incredible hands-up workers and, of course, our amazing students and community members. Together we are all a part of this supportive and creative community at sfclayworks. No matter what else [...]

By |2017-06-10T23:41:15-07:00November 23rd, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Giving Thanks…

SF Open Studios 2016 @sfclayworks

sfclayworks is pleased to announce that we are once again participating in this years San Francisco Open Studios. SF Open Studios 2016 will mark our 4th year of participating as a group at our current location 2240 Palou Avenue. For those of you who are unfamiliar with SF Open Studios, here is a description from the SF Open Studios website. "SF Open Studios, the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, is an annual, month-long art event in October and November that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios. 2016 marked the 41st annual SF Open Studios event. We invite you to explore our city and find amazing art at every turn. " Every weekend from October 15 through November 6,  artist studios will be [...]

By |2017-06-10T23:41:16-07:00September 29th, 2016|Blog, In the Gallery|Comments Off on SF Open Studios 2016 @sfclayworks

“Variety is the Spice of Life”: Student and Community Exhibition @sfclayworks

It's that time of year again in the studio at sfclayworks when we get busy with some of our annual events. On Friday, October 7, 2016, we will once again be featuring our amazing students and community members during our 4th Annual Student and Community Exhibition. This years theme, "Variety is the Spice of Life",  is very broad so you should expect to see a good "variety" of work. Our studio members always manage to turn out some pretty amazing pieces, which we are very excited about. The exhibit is open to all sfclayworks members. The exhibition offers studio members an opportunity to very work hard at putting together something special. We can't wait to see what the community has in store for the show. Please join our Students and Community [...]

By |2017-06-10T23:41:16-07:00September 17th, 2016|Blog, In the Gallery|Comments Off on “Variety is the Spice of Life”: Student and Community Exhibition @sfclayworks

New Work by Jee Wipperfurth @ sfclayworks

  August 18-September 4, 2016 sfclayworks | 2240 Palou Ave | San Francisco | CA | 94124    Opening Reception: Sunday, August 21, 2016 from 2pm-4pm Jee's work will be available for sale during the exhibition!     sfclayworks is excited to announce a new exhibit in the gallery, featuring one of sfclayworks awesome community members, Jee Wipperfurth. Jee has had her fingers in clay at sfclayworks since we opened in 2011; though if her memory serves her right, she has been working on and off in clay since early 2001. Outside of her busy day to day responsibilities, Jee finds time to slip into the studio and get lost in her meticulously carved porcelain pieces. Sometimes when we look at our own work change is hard to see, [...]

By |2017-06-10T23:41:16-07:00August 4th, 2016|Blog, In the Gallery|Comments Off on New Work by Jee Wipperfurth @ sfclayworks

Ceramic Sculptures by Barbara Vanderbeck

    We are pleased to announce a new exhibit in the gallery at sfclayworks. From May 18-June 7, 2016 we will be featuring the ceramic sculpture work of San Francisco artist Barbara Vanderbeck. Barbara joined the teaching staff at sfclayworks in 2015 and we have heard nothing but rave reviews about her classes. When she is not teaching here at sfclayworks, you will find her in her own studio, or at other studios around town sharing her knowledge and enthiusiam for clay. Please stop in and see Barbara's interesting and colorful sculptures during our studio hours.   Barbara's work will be also be available for sale.                                               [...]

By |2017-06-10T23:41:16-07:00May 18th, 2016|Blog, In the Gallery|Comments Off on Ceramic Sculptures by Barbara Vanderbeck

Seasoned Living: Ceramic Works of Marcia Rosser

It is 2016 and already five years since we all took the plunge to create sfclayworks. It has always been a desire of ours to have an active gallery space in the front of the studio. We are pleased to announce that besides our Annual Student and Community show, our SF Open Studio Show, and our yearly guest artist show, we are finally making that happen. When we started tossing around the idea for our new plan, we had the difficult task of figuring out who we wanted to showcase during our first display. We quickly decided that long time studio member, Marcia Rosser, would be a fantastic selection. Throughout the years we have watched Marcia move from making pottery predominately thrown on the wheel, to her fantastical salt [...]

By |2017-06-10T23:41:16-07:00April 18th, 2016|Blog, In the Gallery|Comments Off on Seasoned Living: Ceramic Works of Marcia Rosser

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 |2017-06-10T23:41:16-07:00December 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 |2017-06-10T23:41:16-07:00November 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 |2017-06-10T23:41:16-07:00October 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 |2017-06-10T23:41:16-07:00October 12th, 2015|Blog, In the Gallery|Comments Off on “Drawn to Clay”-Opening Event