Team Building Events

Phones Down, Clay Up!


Clay By The Bay is a Ceramic Arts School and Studio in Nob Hill.  Unwind and get your creativity flowing, in a beautiful studio, full of bustling artists hard at work.    We are proud to support other local residents and businesses grow together through the joy of clay.  If you would like to host an event at our studio and get messy with your friends and colleagues, please contact us - we'll gladly work together to make your event special!


Instructor-led clay making experience that you'll never forget .  Check out our various options below! We support groups big and small (6-30), guiding you through the process of pottery-making, while you create a mug or cup by hand and on the wheel.  Because the pieces need time to dry and have to go through the kilns 2 times before completing, you can pick up your pieces within 4-6 weeks from your event date.


  • Monday - Friday between 12 and 6:00PM
  • Starting times can flex to fit your schedule!
  • Contact us to schedule time with us


  1. Call, email or fill out the contact form below
  2. Indicate your desired dates, times, group size and any special needs 
  3. Confirm and pay for your expected guests
  4. Come to our studio and get messy! 


$135 per person

2-Hour Wheel Throwing & Hand Building Event


$135/Person. Get a taste for what clay can offer by creating two-projects!  The first project: a hand-built cup or pencil holder! This is a chance for each member of your team to create a really functional and usable piece of pottery. We provide texture tools to enhance the surface of your piece and step by step instruction to construct the form together.  The second part of the class is a chance for your team to try out the Pottery Wheel! Your team will be led through the process of throwing on the wheel by one of our skilled instructors. This is a great opportunity to get a little dirty, try something new, and bond with your team.


  • 2 hours of hands-on pottery instruction
  • Make two projects: 1 functional cup/pencil holder with customized textured surface, and 1 wheel-thrown cup, bowl, or dish.
  • Choose up to 2 of your creations to be glazed and finished to be picked up as souvenirs after 4-6 weeks
  • All materials, clay, and aprons provided.
  • BYOB-friendly
  • Tour of our studio space & pottery collection where students and resident artists create!