COVID-19: Our studio is temporarily closed from March 16 - April 7. We can schedule team builds starting May 1st.

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!


What?

Instructor-led clay making experience that you'll never forget .  Check out our various options below! We support groups big and small (7-60), 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.


When?

  • Monday-Friday
  • Starting time between 10am and 3:30pm.
  • Contact us to choose your time

How?

  1. Call or email to discuss your interests and availability 
  2. Confirm and pay for your expected guests
  3. Come to our studio and get messy! 

OR

  • Click one of the links below to view live availability & book your event right away








Starting at only $69 per person!

1-Hour Wheel Throwing Event

 

$69/Person. Take a break from the computer screen and bring your team in to try something totally new!  Break up your team’s usual routine and get their hands muddy!  Groups will be led through the process of throwing a small bowl or cup on the Potter’s Wheel.  Each person gets their own wheel and at least two balls of clay. Your team will enjoy some time away from technology, getting messy and shaping a wet mound of spinning clay by hand to form a small bowl or dish! Side effects may include flying clay bits, laughter, and unbounded joy.

 

Includes:

  • 1 hour of hands-on pottery instruction
  • Make one project: A wheel-thrown cup, bowl, or dish.
  • Choose one 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!

2-Hour Wheel Throwing & Hand Building Event

 

$85/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.


Includes:

  • 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!

1.5 Hour Wheel Throwing Event with Catering

$105/Person. Try your hand at the spinning potter’s wheel! Teams will enjoy some time away from technology, getting messy and shaping a wet mound of spinning clay by hand to form a small bowl or dish! Side effects may include flying clay bits, laughter, and unbounded joy. Before your messy escapade, enjoy a variety of hot sandwiches and bakery items with an extra half hour private use of our studio!

 

Includes:

  • 1 hour of hands-on pottery instruction and 30 mins use of our studio for food and festivities
  • Enjoy a variety of hot sandwiches and bakery goods
  • Make one project: A wheel-thrown cup, bowl, or dish.
  • Choose one 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!

 

 

2.5-Hour Wheel Throwing & Hand Building with Catering

 

$120/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.


Includes:

  • 2 hours of hands-on pottery instruction
  • Enjoy a variety of hot sandwiches and bakery items
  • 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!