Welcome to Clay Studio + Gallery Inc.!
Clay Studio + Gallery Inc. located in Thousand Oaks, CA specializes in teaching pottery classes for all ages. Clay Studio instructors Esther Alinejad and Ali Alinejad teach Adult Pottery Classes, and Children/Teen Classes. Esther and Ali also create, and sell their sculptures, functional ceramics, as well as Esther’s paintings.
Have fun learning how to “throw” on a pottery wheel OR learn how to “hand build” with clay. The classes are taught in a fun, non-competitive, supportive atmosphere. Come clay with us!
Coming in March~RAKU Workshop! Have fun learning the ancient firing technique of Raku with artist/instructor Ali Alinejad. Join us for a 4 week workshop creating hand built ceramics that we’ll fire using Raku glazes in our Raku kiln.
Where: Clay Studio + Gallery Inc. 700 Paige Lane
When: March 7, 14, 21 + 28
Time: 2-3:30 (3/7, 3/14 + 3/21) 2-5:00 (3/28)
Cost: $250 (includes clay, Raku glazes, bisque + Raku firing) Space is limited, please call or email to secure your space! A 50% Deposit is due upon registering for this class. Please call us @ 805-370-1544 to reserve your space! Registration deadline is March 22
New!!! Girls Night Out/Date Night: Attend a one-hour class, and have fun learning how to ‘throw’ bowls on a pottery wheel. In the class students typically throw 3 bowls. Then we’ll fire + glaze your bowls and you return to pick them up! Cost per person $65 plus firing + glazing fee of $35.This class is offered Friday nights from 6-7:00 pm.We require a one week in advance reservation, as well as a 50% deposit upon reservation.
Esther and I are going to create 12 totem sculptures with the first names of each victim from the Borderline shooting. Each sculpture will be approximately 8-12 feet tall stating the first name of each individual. On the back side of each sculpture there will be an homage to the particular victim which will include their story as well as their last name. The Memorial with all 12 individual sculptures will be installed on a 20 foot by 25 foot cement platform 8 inches thick. Surrounding the Memorial will be 8 cement benches creating a sitting, and contemplation area. The Memorial will take approximately 8-12 months to complete. Once completed the Memorial will be permanently installed in Thousand Oaks with the exact location to be announced.
Our community has suffered a terrible loss. The Memorial will honor these 12 victims and commemorate their lives. Upon completion there will be a dedication ceremony to honor the victims, their families, as well as our community. The funds collected will be used to create this Memorial. Any remaining funds upon completion, will be donated directly to the victims families.
Thank you for your support,
Esther and Ali Alinejad
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” Gandhi
Open House Saturdays
Come and visit our studio and/or our gallery on Saturdays from 10:30-1:00.
For those interested in our classes, you are welcome to come and see our studio!
And for those individuals interested in purchasing our functional ceramics and/or sculptural works you can visit our gallery. We sell handmade cups, bowls, berry bowls, vases, pitchers, and large serving platters. All of our functional work is food safe, dishwasher safe, oven safe, and microwavable.
You are also welcome to view, and/or purchase our fine artwork i.e., sculpture, garden sculpture, and paintings.