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Mendicino Art Center – Mendicino, CA. Two day workshops have included: Exploring the Slab, Pit Fire on the Beach, Exploring Porcelain, Tiles for Murals, Alternative Uses for Basic Pottery Techniques, Raku, Wheel techniques, Soldner’s Sculpture Techniques, Ceramic Surfaces, Large Vessels. Offers and Artist in Residence program.

Bay Area and Central Coast

Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center – Ben Lomond, CA. The Center provides exhibit space and art classes for adults and children in ceramics.

Half Moon Bay Art Glass– Half Moon Bay, CA. Offers classes in glassblowing and corporate events.

Foster City Recreation Center -Foster City, CA. Foster City Recreation Center offers ceramic classes.

Sunnyvale Community Center – Sunnyvale, CA. Year round ongoing adults and children classes available, ages 5 and up. Learn wheel throwing and hand building skills. Open studio space also available on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Higher Fire Clayspace & Gallery -San Jose, CA. Year round ongoing adults and children classes available, ages 8 and up. Learn wheel throwing and hand building skills. Studio membership with unlimited open-hours access available. Open 7 days a week.  Team-building & corporate events too.

Blossom Hill Crafts Pottery-San Jose, CA. Year round ongoing adults and children classes available. Individualized instruction, small class size, and free unlimited practice time. Open enrollment so students can join at any time.


Bay Area Glass Institute– San Jose, CA. The Institute offers classes and education in glassblowing, fusing, and flameworking.

Palo Alto Art Center – Palo Alto, CA. Ongoing ceramics classes.

Public Glass-San Francisco, CA. Offers classes in glassblowing, fusing and slumping, flameworking, coldworking, and casting. Corporate events and studio rental available.

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco – San Francisco, CA. Hand building and wheel classes for adults and children. Classes meet once per week for seven weeks per session. Costs include open studio time. All levels of experience are welcome. Morning, evening, and weekend classes are available.

SMAart Gallery & Studio – San Francisco, CA.  Gallery, adult and children’s clay classes, team building classes and workshops.

MOCHA – Oakland, CA. Art classes, workshops, drop-in times for children. Internships, Artist in Residence in the public schools. Teacher Training, Community Shelters, Hospital Residency, After School Arts Programs

Slow Burn Glass – Oakland, CA offers full and half-day rental of studio space and coldworking shop, and glass blowing classes.

The Crucible – Oakland, CA. offers classes in ceramics and glassblowing, glass fusing and slumping, glass casting, and glass flameworking

Studio One– Oakland, CA. Offers youth and adult classes in ceramics and glass fusing and slumping, flameworking, and stained glass.

Bullseye Glass– Emeryville, CA. Offers  classes in a variety of glass techniques, including fusing and slumping, flameworking, and kiln forming and casting.

Berkeley Art Studio– Berkeley, CA. Offers beginner to advance pottery classes.

The Potter’s Studio– Berkeley, CA. Offers classes and memberships.

Walnut Creek Civic Arts Education – Walnut Creek, CA. Civic Arts Education offers courses and workshops for children and adult. Sculpture, wheel, raku, alternative firing techniques, master potter workshops.

Harmony Glass Works– Harmony, CA. Offers classes in glass blowing.

Central California

Sacramento Art Glass– Sacramento, CA. Offers glass blowing classes for all levels of learners.

Clay Mix– Fresno, CA. Offers studio spaces, classes, workshops and lectures to the public. Clay Mix also collaborates with local schools and colleges to educate the public about ceramic art.
Alpha Fired Arts-Sacramento, CA. Offers children’s and adult classes in a full range of pottery classes, a huge assortment of supplies, working studio memberships and firing services. Alpha also has a large Paint Your Own Pottery Studio, perfect for parties.

Southern California

American Museum of Ceramic Art– Pomona, CA. AMOCA offers youth and adult classes in ceramics, as well as providing exhibits and ceramics education to the public.
Ball Clay Studio– Los Angeles, CA. A mixed use studio of both a sculpture studio and pottery studio.

Bitter Root Pottery– Los Angeles, CA. Offers youth and adult classes in beginner to advanced pottery. Studio memberships also available.

Muddy Studio– Santa Ana, CA. Offers children’s and adult classes in ceramics. Also has clay camp and studio memberships.

Clay Ceramic Studio– Long Beach, CA. Pottery studio and gallery offering finished pieces for sale & classes for kids & adults.


The Ceramics Studio– San Juan Capistrano, CA. A drop-in paint pottery, hand-build/sculpt center with ceramic art classes for children and adults.