Pottery & Ceramic Classes

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Kids 'n Clay

Myriam 9/99
You may want to give the folks at Kids 'N Clay a call. They have kid and adult classes. They are located at 1824 Fifth Street in West Berkeley. Their phone number is 510/845-0982. I haven't taken a class there but when I've walked by the kids seem to be having a great time.
Michael (11/99)>br> I don't know about drawing or painting, but there are terrific pottery classes at Kids'n'Clay, taught by a gifted potter, artist, and teacher, Kevin Nierman. Call 845-0982 for times of the teen classes (typically late afternoon) located at 1824 5th Street (the 4th Street area) in North Berkeley. Michael
From: Diana (3/98)

Kids 'n Clay on Fourth Street - Kevin is a great teacher, my daughter loved taking classes there - call soon, as they tend to get booked up real fast.

From: Lucy

I also would recommend Kids 'N Clay (actually on 5th St. at Hearst). My 10 year old stepdaughter has been taking classes there for several years and really enjoys it. She has learned a lot and has had opportunities to try different techniques.

TRAX Ceramics

TRAX ceramic gallery in Berkeley (located in a warehouse on the RR tracks ,3rd and Gilman St.) offers wheel throwing and sculpture (handbuilding) for kids - all ages Week long or on going from 9:30 to 1 and cost $160.00. ..including all materials. Sessions begin after schools' out in June and usually run through the 2nd week in Aug. and no session the 4th of July week. For more information contact Sandy Simon at 510-526-3655 or leave a message at TRAX 510-526-0279 or email at cone5 AT aol.com Brochure is forthcoming but not yet ready. To be on the mailing list please leave your name and address as well as your child's name and age. (March 2000)

Other Pottery Classes

Re: pottery class for teens

The Albany Arts Gallery (on Solano Ave. at Masonic) offers ceramics classes for both beginning and intermediate level students, who are taught slab, wheel and sculpting.

They are small classes (maximum 8 students). They are not teen-specific classes but very teen friendly. My daughter, 14, has taken them during the school year and during the summer.

The sessions (2 weeks each) for this summer are: June 19 - 29, July 17 - 27, Aug. 7 - 17
For more information, call: 526-9558

Sally (May 2001)

In response to the Oct. 5th request for afterschool parent-child pottery class, I recommend Dianne Stockler. She offers afterschool classes and holiday workshops at her Berkeley home studio. I've done parent-child pottery classes with 2 of my sons, one at a time, when they were 8-12 y.o. We all enjoyed it and appreciated learning and creating together. Dianne can be reached at 849-3654. Celia (Oct 2000)

Ceramic Classes for Adults

I took an evening class at Piedmont Adult School that was very good and not expen sive. The teacher actually was able to teach me how to center on a wheel, which had elu ded me up to that point. This was a while ago, so I don't know if the class is still available.
Susan (5/99)
Re adult beginning ceramics classes: try Studio One in Oakland. It's a city facility, and they have lots of classes. Summer schedule is just about to come out. Classes fill fast. Montclair Rec Center may offer adult ceramics sometimes. Piedmont Adult School also. All phone numbers are in phone book.
Linda (5/99)