Clay Studio + Gallery Inc.

Clay Studio + Gallery Inc. is celebrating our 20th year anniversary serving our community!

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, children/teen classes, and private classes. Esther and Ali also have a Gallery space wherein they sell, sculptural artwork, functional ceramics, and Esther’s paintings.

Take a class and have fun learning how to “throw” on a pottery wheel and/or  learn how to “hand build” with clay. The classes are taught in a fun, non-competitive, supportive atmosphere. Come clay with us!

  Due to the COVID-19 virus, specific guidelines are to be followed by all students, and instructors in compliance with the County of Ventura, along with the City of Thousand Oaks.

  • Adult class size is now limited to 5

  • Kids/Teen class size is now limited to 5

  • All students are required to wear masks

  • Students must practice 6′ social distancing

  • Wipes, hand sanitizer, and soap + water are available for everyones use

  • Our pottery wheels are now spaced 6′ apart

  • If a student is ill and/or has an ill family member they will not be able to attend class

 Date Night/Girls Night Out

Attend a one-hour class, and have fun learning how to ‘throw’ bowls on a pottery wheel. In the class students typically throw several bowls. Then we’ll fire + glaze your bowls, and you return to pick them up!

  • Space is limited to 5
  • Cost per person: $100. Cost includes everything;  clay, trimming/finishing, firing, glazes + professional instruction.
  • This class is offered Friday nights from either 5:30-6:30 OR 6-7:00 p.m.
  • We require a minimum one week in advance reservation, as well as a 50% deposit upon reservation.
  • Please call us if you have any questions.





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

Click-here for our GoFundMe page. Thank you for your support.

“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.

The Clay Studio + Gallery Inc. in Thousand Oaks, CA specializes in pottery classes for children and adults. Owned and operated by artists Esther & Ali Alinejad, the studio has been a local favorite for 20 years.