sfclayworks : Sam Chung  | June (26)+, 27-28, 2015

 sfclayworks, located in San Francisco, California, is pleased to announce our 2015 artist lecture/workshop featuring internationally renowned ceramic artist Sam Chung.

Sam Chung received his MFA from Arizona State University and his BA degree from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. Between his undergraduate and graduate programs, he worked as a special post-bac student at the University of Minnesota. He taught at Northern Michigan University from 1998-2007 and is now teaching at Arizona State University in Tempe where he is an associate professor of ceramics. Sam has presented numerous lectures and workshops both nationally and internationally.

Do not miss this opportunity to experience Sam’s unique perspective on the interplay of form, function, and design.



What: Sam Chung 2-day demonstration workshop, slide lecture

When: Sat-Sun, June 27-28, 2015, 10am-4pm, Demo workshop (paid)| Doors open at 9:30 am || +Friday, June 26, 2015,  Free artist reception 6:30pm, slide lecture 7:30pm |

Where: sfclayworks, 2240 Palou Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94124

Cost: $190. non members | $175. sfcw members | Lunch included* (*we may not be able to accommodate special diets)

Note: If you plan on attending the workshop, please attend the free Friday night artist reception and lecture for the best experience.

A few photos to tempt you!


Workshop Description

 This workshop will focus on the ways in which we can consider slab construction as a means of achieving a broader range of pottery forms. We will consider its use as a principal construction technique using custom templates, as well as a supplementary technique that can be integrated into wheel thrown forms. Emphasis will be on the customization of pottery design and the translation of drawings/sketches into physical forms. We will also discuss the inherent aspects of pottery such as history, utility, design, and context that inform our creativity and decision making process.

Below is a short statement about Sam’s work. Join us and expand your perspective of clay. 

“A consistent point of departure for my work has been the ceramic vessel and playing with the balance between form, function and design. I am interested in the way that pots have the unique ability to serve a multitude of roles and functions. They can exhibit decorative beauty, bring attention to more functional/tactile concerns, and also create historical, cultural and experiential associations. I work within the context of pottery to exploit its universal familiarity and impose my own vision for merging historically and culturally disparate influences. I am curious about the relationships I see among various forms of creative expression from both past and present, and try to bring forth a new language of pottery for the future.”

 For more info about Sam please take a look at his website at

Sam was featured in the November 2014 issue of Ceramics Monthly magazine!

 To sign up: Send name, mailing address, email, phone number, and payment to:                        

 sfclayworks / Attn. Chung workshop
2240 Palou Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124

Additional Questions?  Contact us with the subject line: Chung workshop info

415 647 2529 (CLAY)

 (space is limited and reserved only after payment)

* we may not be able to accommodate special diets