clay studio + gallery inc.

clay studio + gallery inc.

22 years 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 are both formally trained artists. Esther teaches  adult pottery classes, children/teen classes, and private classes. Esther and Ali also have a Gallery space where 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!

Date Night/Girl’s Night Out 

Have fun with your significant other, girlfriends, friends, etc., experiencing “throwing” on a pottery wheel.

During this private one-hour class, individuals learn how to create bowls on the wheel each creating or “throwing” up to three bowls each.

This private class is offered either Friday evenings from 4-5 OR 5-6 pm OR Saturday afternoons from 4:30-5:30.

  • Cost per person:  $145  (includes professional instruction, clay, glazes, bisque + glaze firing)
  • Once day + time have been reserved, a 50% deposit is due.
  • This private class has to be reserved via phone through Clay Studio + Gallery Inc. #805-370-1544
  • This private class needs to be reserved two weeks in advance due to scheduling, and high demand.
  • Questions??? Please email us at claystudioinc7@gmail.com



Esther and I created 12 totem sculptures with the first names of each victim from the Borderline shooting. Each sculpture is approximately 8-12 feet tall, and is the first name of each individual. On the back side of each sculpture, the history of each victim is inscribed onto the clay totems. This Memorial is now complete with each of the 12 totems on displayed currently throughout locations in Thousand Oaks. A totem was created for each victim:  Noel, Kristina, Alaina, Blake, Jake, Tel, Cody, Mark, Ron, Justin, Sean, and Dan.

Our goal is to determine, and create a permanent location for this heart felt Memorial. You can also visit our Art Through Action website for further information: artthroughaction.org

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.

The Clay Studio + Gallery Inc. in Thousand Oaks, CA specializes in pottery classes for children and adults. They also offer an amazing Summer Camp for kids. Owned and operated by artists Esther & Ali Alinejad, the studio has been a local favorite for over 22 years!