4-Week /WHEEL THROWING with Clay

Sat Apr 13 2024 at 10:00 am to 01:00 pm

6138 Geary Blvd | San Francisco

Mel Rice Ceramica
Publisher/HostMel Rice Ceramica
4-Week \/WHEEL THROWING with Clay
4-Week /Wheel Throwing $250/April 20th - May 11th
Saturdays/ 10am - 1pm + unlimited studio access
About this Event

4-Week / WHEEL THROWING- $250

April 13th - May 4th

Saturdays - 10am - 1pm + unlimited studio time

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 with her blood, sweat, smiles, and tears. Mel trained and worked in ceramics at San Francisco City College - Fort Mason Campus for over 8 years. Her studio is a child of The Mason Pottery Campus. This studio is run with the same foundation Mel was given at SF City College. STUDIO CERAMICA 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 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. 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 12 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 pug 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! Students can make up classes during their package or are able to make up missed classes up to two weeks after the last day of class. Once students have taken a Package, membership is offered. Hope to meet you soon! Please email me with any questions. [email protected]

Week 1 : Dinnerware- Learn how to make a mug, pinch a nesting set of marbled bowls, & slab roll and make plates, bowls, cheese boards, and platters.

Week 2: Getting started on the wheel with centering and pulling walls and becoming familiar with the "throwing formula".

Week 3: Trim, trim, trim those clunky pieces to discover hidden delicate cups inside those heavy pieces.

Week 4: Glaze, Glaze, Glaze....it is like dipping fruit in different chocolate flavors but it's pottery!


MONDAY - FRIDAY: 2:00pm - 9:00pm

SATURDAY: 12:00pm - 6:00pm : 12:00pm - 6:00pm

SUNDAY: 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Membership Note: Once a package is completed, membership is offered, and new hours are given to offer full access to the studio 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 the package or up to two week after it's completion, if classes are missed.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

6138 Geary Blvd, 6138 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, United States


USD 250.00

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