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 teach  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!

 Due to the COVID-19 virus, and its variants; specific guidelines are required and must be followed by students,  in compliance with the State of California, the County of Ventura, and the City of Thousand Oaks.

  • Adult class size is now limited to 7

  • Kids/Teen class size is now limited to 7

  • ALL students are REQUIRED to be fully vaccinated in order to enroll in a class at Clay Studio + Gallery Inc. Safety is our number one priority, and we will make no exceptions.

  • All students are REQUIRED to wear masks

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

  • 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, private class and enjoy the experience of learning how to “throw” on the wheel! First we’ll demonstrate how to “throw” a bowl on the pottery wheel, and then everyone in your group will have fun “throwing” up to 3 bowls each. At the end of the class you’ll choose your glazes for your bowls. Then, we’ll take care of the rest by “trimming” them, bisque firing them, glazing them, and lastly glaze firing them!

  • Cost per person:  $135

  • A 50% deposit is required once you reserve a day + time

  • This private class format is offered twice a month;  and is held on either a Friday evening from 6-7 pm OR a Saturday afternoon from 3-4 pm

  • Questions?  And/or if you would like to reserve a day + time, please email us OR call us @ 805-370-1544




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.