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Ruby's Clay Studio & Gallery

552A Noe Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

Located Between 18th and 19th in the Heart of the Castro

 

Manager’s Phone: 415-558-9819

Email: rubysclaystudio@yahoo.com

 

Manager's Hours:

Mon., Wed., Thurs. & Fri. 9 am to 1 pm

Mon., Wed. Evenings 5:30 - 9:00 pm

Tues. & Sat. 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

 

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552 Noe Street
Dolores Heights, CA, 94114
United States

4155581989

Ruby's Clay Studio is a non-profit arts center whose objectives are to promote community appreciation of the ceramic arts and to encourage self-expression and technical and artistic development through exhibitions, classes and the resources provided by a shared learning facility.

Community Bulletin Board

Monthly Meeting

Date: Next Monthly Community Meeting is Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 at 6:30 PM (the 1st floor community work area will be closed for approximately 1 hour; No Drop-In hours).

Manager Announcements:  Gallery show schedule and applications for 2019 are posted on the Committee Bulletin Board (November 1st was application deadline, after Nov. 15th all remaining vacant shows are now first-come-first-served).

Becker Award: The award has been redesigned, and awarded to a Locker Holder on an annual basis.

Committee Announcements: The Ruby’s Community Announcements Gallery Committee, Glaze Committee, and Space Committee are all seeking new members.

Board Announcements:  Next Board Meeting is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, January 17th at the Castro Meeting Room above the Bank of America from 4 to 6pm. Please let management or a board member know if you wish to attend.


Community Information for the Month

Community Bisque Firing*: Sunday, Dec. 2nd – Wednesday, Dec. 5th, fired by Drew.

Ruby’s Annual Holiday Party: Sunday, December 9th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM

Community Glaze Firing*: Thursday, Dec. 13th – Monday, Dec. 17th, fired by Drew.

Clay Order:  Thursday, December 20th (deadline 12:00 PM)

Damp Room Purge: Friday, Dec. 21st (usually occurs the second to last Friday every month)

Holidays: No Manager Hours & No Drop-In Monday & Tuesday, December 24th & 25th, and Monday & Tuesday, December 31st, 2018 & January 1st, 2019

*Community Firings are for community work produced in the studio only. The studio does not  provide personal private firings for work created outside of the studio


Rental Fees

NOTICE: Studio rates will not increase for 2018

If you are interested in becoming a Locker Holder you must sign up in person at the studio during manager hours.

Lockers – $95 per month, or $85 with 1 hour of Volunteer Credit.

Full Spaces – $258 per month, or $248 with 1 hour of Volunteer Credit.

Half Spaces – $134 per month, or $124 with 1 hour of Volunteer Credit.

Rental Shelves – $147 for six months (not eligible for Volunteer Credit).

Late Fee –$15.00 due for rental payments made after the 10th of the month.


Studio Kilns & Firing Fees

The studio doesn't provide personal firing services for non-studio users. If you are a school or other non-profit organization looking for firing services, please see our Community Outreach page.

NOTICE: Fees have increased as of March 1st

Electric Kilns                     Up to ∆010       $ 30

                                         ∆09 – ∆04        $ 32

                                         ∆03 – ∆01         $ 34

                                         ∆ 1 – ∆ 3           $ 43

                                         ∆ 4 – ∆ 5          $ 52

                                         ∆ 6                    $ 54

for 2 day bisques add an additional         $5

 

Small Gas Kiln                  Up to ∆01          $ 28

                                         ∆02 – ∆ 3         $ 30

                                         ∆ 4 – ∆ 8           $ 50

∆ 9 - ∆ 11 (100%, 50%, 0% Studio Glaze)     $ 93, $ 84, $ 75

 

Large Gas Kiln                  Up to ∆01          $ 53

                                          ∆02 – ∆ 3        $ 55

                                          ∆ 4 – ∆  8         $ 84 

∆ 9 - ∆ 11 (100%, 50%, 0% Studio Glaze)     $ 178, $ 163, $ 148

 

Test Kiln                            Up to ∆01          $ 7

                                         ∆ 2  – ∆ 6          $ 9

                                         Above ∆ 6         $ 11


Volunteer Credit Jobs

Can you help Ruby’s with the any of the following jobs?

Earn credit off your monthly rent on any of these jobs as well as our sincere gratitude!

1. Loading and unloading the electric kiln for our outreach firings, once a month.

2. Assist with the monthly purge of the damp room.

3. Helping to repaint glaze ware shelves to prevent iron dust.

4. Assist with installing new shelving in the Damp Room and Kiln Room.