Thu Jun 30, 6:00 PM - Fri Jul 1, 9:00 PM

6138 Geary Blvd

6138 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94121

Community: San Francisco


6-Week /HAND BUILDING + WHEEL THROWING $325 / June 30th - August 4th Thursdays / 6-9pm + 1 extra class a week = 2 classes per week

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6-Week / Wheel Throwing Clay + Handbuilding - $325

June 30th - August 4th

Thursdays- 6pm - 9pm + 1 extra class a week = 2 classes per week

STUDIO CERAMICA is The Richmond District's first community pottery studio and is operated and owned by a female, San Franciscan- Mexican artist. Mel Rice opened STUDIO CERAMICA in 2016 . Mel trained in ceramics at San Francisco City College - Fort Mason Campus for over 8 years. STUDIO CERAMICA is a child of Fort Mason Campus and Mel runs this studio with the same foundation she was given at City College. Mel's studio is located in the heart of SF's "Little Russia" on Geary Boulevard between 25th Ave. & 26th Ave. Learn the craft of making functional pottery pieces for the home. We offer a Pottery Throwing Classes & Basic Hand-Building Courses given by Mel, Vincent, and Jay.

Learn how to throw clay on a pottery wheel just like Patrick Swayze & Demi Moore in the movie Ghost! Join a great community of creative people in one of our packages made for beginners or intermediate throwers. On the first day students will receive a clay package of 4 different colored clays to perform all the handbuilding projects. Each student will receive 20 pounds of clay, food-safe glazes and slips, and all firings are included. Mel does not put a limit on how much a student can make in these classes, so the sky's the limit on making pots. Everyone will be given one extra class a week to come in and practice and receive guidance from the community. Students can purchase more clay at the studio from our selection of 7 different clay bodies. All of our glazes, slips, and engobes used are made the old school way from scratch in our chemical lab set up in the downstairs of the studio. We have a full clay recycling system in place at STUDIO CERAMICA and we pugg and recycle all our clay. It is madness, but we do it! More experienced potters can flow at their own pace and Mel can help any student beginner, intermediate, or advanced. Mel, Jay, and Vincent will be giving the classes together. Each instructor has a unique style and passion for clay and spreading knowledge. Students can flow at their own pace. These classes are great for beginners or pros. Instructors will be able to help any thrower at any level. Even those who have never touched clay. All are welcome. Also, students will be able to MAKE-UP instructional classes if MISSED! Once students have taken a Package, membership is offered. A deck is going into the backyard in December and we are getting the parkett upfront to add outdoor activities. Hope to meet you soon! Please email me with any questions.

Week 1 : Handbuilding- Learning how to sculpt an animal, pinch a nesting set of marbled bowls, & coil build a bud vase out of 4 different kinds of clay

Week 2: Handbuilding- Learning how to slab roll and hump mold plates and bowls. Students learn how to slab roll and construct a mug in this class and learn how to apply slip colors to their pieces

Week 3: Getting started on the wheel with centering and pulling walls. becoming for familiar with the "throwing formula"

Week 4: Begin to learn the shaping process...turning cylinders into different shapes

Week 5: Trim, trim, trim those clunky pieces to discover hidden delicate cups inside those heavy pieces.

Week 6: GLaze Glaze, is like dipping fruit in different chocolate flavors but it's pottery!


MONDAY: 12pm - 9pm

TUESDAY: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

WEDNESDAY: 12:00pm - 9pm

THURSDAY: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

FRIDAY: 12:00pm - 9:00pm

SATURDAY: 10am - 6pm

SUNDAY: 12pm- 6pm

Membership Note: Once a package is completed membership is offered and the studio hours change to offer full access to members during the day.

REFUND POLICY: We have a strict no-refund policy. Missed classes can be made up during or after course completion. Once you have started the class, the studio offers make-up classes during or after the package's completion, if classes are missed.

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