Neil Berkowitz on wed 31 dec 03
A friend has asked for recommendations for classes for beginners in San
Franciso, which she would be giving as a gift for her mother. I suspect
that her mother would be a serious student. Any places stand out,
either as great places to learn or as dubious ones?
daniel on thu 1 jan 04
I've not taken classes at Ruby's Clay Studio but I have checked it out. Its
in Noe. They've converted a house there to a studio space, glaze room, kilns
the lot. My current teacher was there for years (like 20 or something) and
if she's anything to go by they'd be great. I also met another teacher there
and she's great too - only met her once when she did a fill in, but really
nice, very different work from my teacher - very colourful - large teapots,
like v. lge.
I'm on the peninsula so other places worked better for me. Is been a while
but if I recall they have studio spaces for members. They also run classes
but can't remember the story. Let me see if I can find the URL. Ah the web
:) Try this : http://www.rubysclaystudio.org/
Neil Berkowitz writes:
> A friend has asked for recommendations for classes for beginners in San
> Franciso, which she would be giving as a gift for her mother. I suspect
> that her mother would be a serious student. Any places stand out,
> either as great places to learn or as dubious ones?
> Neil Berkowitz
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Naomi Rieder on thu 1 jan 04
San Francisco Community College offers ceramic classes at Ft. Mason, in the
Marina neighborhood. Very good instructors and equipment and the parking is
on site, & also easily reached by public trans. I believe the offer a
discount to seniors.
Bonita Cohn on thu 1 jan 04
The San Francisco Jewish Community Center is about to reopen after a two
hiatus. Rebuilt on the same site is a beautiful new facility.
I teach "As the wheel turns..." and focus on wheel skills. The program
begins in February. The firings are oxidation electric (Hello Floating Blue
Fans). Firings are weekly, so feedback on new projects is relatively fast.
Program info below:
I also teach at Ruby's. The current sessions are full. Enrollment is open
for the March sessions. Beginners are always welcome.
The firing in the 36 cu.ft. Cone 10 kiln is after the end of an eight week
Thanks for the inquiry and hope this works for you and your friend.
Best wishes, Bonita