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I am Indianapolis ceramic artist with a niece who's interested in taking classes in her area. She lives in San Francisco-proper. Any recommendations?

 

 

 

Hi,

I know of several places that your niece might want to check out.

 

First, is SF City College. They have a ceramics studio at the historic Fort Mason (which was originally established as a militray fort in 1776 by the Spanish). It's right next to the bay with great views of Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, and Angel Island. It's also probably the cheapest place to tryout ceramics in SF. The studio is nice, lots of regulars and newbies, supportive environment, all that good stuff. She would't have a lot of freedom in terms of doing her own thing but probably doesn't need it since she would be just starting out. If she really digs clay, she may get the chance to participate with her school at the annual Califorinia Conference for the Advancement of the Ceramic Arts in Davis.

 

Second, Sharon Art Studio in lovely Golden Gate Park (Think NY's Central Park only smaller with fewer homeless). This is a smaller studio but vary quaint. They are more expensive then city college and offer 10 week courses but she would be allowed to do her own thing in less time. I had some friends take classes there after they graduated from SF State and they liked it. The biggest problem is that there are a ton of people trying to go there making classes fill up on the first day of registration. So, you have to get there early, like, 7am early. The upside, after class you can hone your bocci ball skills at the near by bowling green.

 

Third, Ruby's Clay Studio a non profit ceramics studio in the Castro. This is probably the most expensive option but they are the most centrally located. I went to school with a few of the teachers there and know they are talented but I have never visited the studio.

 

Hope this helps:)

Spring

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I am Indianapolis ceramic artist with a niece who's interested in taking classes in her area. She lives in San Francisco-proper. Any recommendations?

 

 

 

Hi,

I know of several places that your niece might want to check out.

 

First, is SF City College. They have a ceramics studio at the historic Fort Mason (which was originally established as a militray fort in 1776 by the Spanish). It's right next to the bay with great views of Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, and Angel Island. It's also probably the cheapest place to tryout ceramics in SF. The studio is nice, lots of regulars and newbies, supportive environment, all that good stuff. She would't have a lot of freedom in terms of doing her own thing but probably doesn't need it since she would be just starting out. If she really digs clay, she may get the chance to participate with her school at the annual Califorinia Conference for the Advancement of the Ceramic Arts in Davis.

 

Second, Sharon Art Studio in lovely Golden Gate Park (Think NY's Central Park only smaller with fewer homeless). This is a smaller studio but vary quaint. They are more expensive then city college and offer 10 week courses but she would be allowed to do her own thing in less time. I had some friends take classes there after they graduated from SF State and they liked it. The biggest problem is that there are a ton of people trying to go there making classes fill up on the first day of registration. So, you have to get there early, like, 7am early. The upside, after class you can hone your bocci ball skills at the near by bowling green.

 

Third, Ruby's Clay Studio a non profit ceramics studio in the Castro. This is probably the most expensive option but they are the most centrally located. I went to school with a few of the teachers there and know they are talented but I have never visited the studio.

 

Hope this helps:)

Spring

 

 

 

 

Thanks so much, Spring. I will forward theses ideas to my niece.

 

~P

 

 

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