Classes

& Private Lessons

We offer classes and private lessons for students new to ceramics.

Pottery Classes for New Students

Small class size and individual attention make these courses ideal for the student exploring clay for the first time. Choose from a variety of times, dates and techniques. All materials included.

Call to reserve a place in class 650-557-0683.  A deposit is required, and 24-hour cancellation notice is required for all classes.

Heads Up!

This page is for adults who are new to clay. For ongoing classes and membership, check the Membership Page.

Intro & Beginner Classes

Introduction to Wheel Throwing

Starts: August 3rd

Shape bowls, cylinders and mugs. Also covers trimming and surface work, and glazing.

 

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Introduction to Sculpture

Starts: May 7th

Learn how to make a 3 dimensional design on ceramic tiles or a simple beginning clay sculpture.

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Introduction to Hand-building

Starts: August 6th

Use textured clay slab, coil and pinch techniques to make boxes, vases and plates, with fun textures and more. 

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Private Lessons – Group Events 

Pottery Wheel Student
1 person, 1 hour:
One-on-one instruction, by arrangement — $75
Call to schedule. 650-557-0683

2-10 persons, 1-1/2 hours:
Bring a friend or group, and save!
instruction by arrangement — $55 per person.
Call to schedule. 650-557-0683

All Instruction Includes:

  • Clay, firings, and glaze
  • 2 projects made: Bowls and cylinders
  • The service of glazing your work from a choice of 4 dipping glazes–OR you come back later to glaze.

Ask us to customize a memorable experience for your Group Event or Teambuilding Activity.

Pre-registration is required for all classes.  24-hour cancellation notice required, secured by a deposit.

Please call for availability 650-557-0683.

 

Made by Students

Expert Instructors

Classes are taught by some of the finest ceramic artists in the Bay Area, many of whom reside in Pacifica, CA.

Margaret Tassi

Margaret Tassi

Wheel Throwing

David Paulley

David Paulley

Wheel Throwing

Samantha Tripp

Samantha Tripp

Hand Building

Cindy Chan

Cindy Chan

Sculpture

Mike Pickard

Mike Pickard

Wheel Throwing

Dave Alexander

Dave Alexander

Wheel Throwing

David Arnegard

David Arnegard

Wheel Throwing

Sandy Slick

Sandy Slick

Wheel Throwing

About Us

Want to find out more about the people that make Clay Creations Studio amazing.

Introductory Classes

Introduction to Wheel Throwing

Monday nights 6:30-9:00 PM
Friday nights 6:30-9:00 PM

Shape bowls, cylinders and mugs. Also covers trimming and surface work, and glazing. This is an 8-week course. $280.

Sessions:

Instructor:
Sandy Slick (Mondays)

May 9 – July 25
August 6 – October 1 (no class 9/3)
October 8 – November 26

Instructor:
David Paulley (Fridays)

August 3 – September 21
October 5 – November 23

Introduction to Sculpture

Tuesday 7-9 PM

 Learn how to make a 3-dimensional design on ceramic tiles or a simple beginning clay sculpture.  This 8-week class starts on the first Tuesday of the month. $280.

Instructor:
Cindy Chan

May 7 – June 25
October 8 – November 26

Introduction to Handbuilding

Monday nights 6:30-9:00 PM

Use textured clay slab, coil and pinch techniques to make boxes, vases, and plates, with fun textures and more. This class will also cover glaze and decorating techniques. This is an 8-week course. $280

Sessions:

Instructor:
Samantha Tripp

August 6 – October 1 (no class 9/3)
October 8 – November 26

Happy Students

Great place to learn pottery and enjoy the community of artists.

-Amy DeLorimier

Had a great time learning how to center and shape clay. Amazing to see how a shapeless clay is transformed into a usable object. Owner was great and made our experience with pottery fun!

-BeckyC M

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