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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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Hours are Generally 10am - 7pm Daily

 

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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, September 25th, 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 2020 are available; application deadline is September 1st. Remaining available show 2020 slots available with application on a first-come first-served after September 15th, 2019.

Committee Announcements:  Join a committee. Learn something new. Contribute to the Ruby’s community.

Board Announcements:  Next Board Meeting will be scheduled for Wednesday, September 25th from 4:00 to 5:45 PM at the Castro Meeting Room above the Bank of America. Please let management or a Board Member know if you wish to attend.


Community Information for the Month

Bisque Firing*: Monday, September 2nd – Friday, September 6th, fired by Drew

Damp Room Purge: Friday, September 13th (usually occurs the second Friday every month)

Clay Order:  Wednesday, September 18th (deadline 8:00 PM)

Community Glaze Firing*: Thursday, September 26th – Monday, September 30th, fired by Drew

Holidays: No Manager Hours & No Drop-In Monday, October 14th for Indigenous People’s Day

*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: Effective March 1st, 2019

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

Full Spaces – $288 per month, or $278 with 1 hour of Volunteer Credit

Half Spaces – $149 per month, or $139 with 1 hour of Volunteer Credit

Lockers – $105 per month, or $95 with 1 hour of Volunteer Credit

Rental Shelves – $27 monthly (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: Effective March 1st 2019

Electric Kilns                     Up to ∆010       $ 32

                                         ∆09 – ∆04        $ 34

                                         ∆03 – ∆01         $ 36

                                         ∆ 1 – ∆ 3           $ 45

                                         ∆ 4 – ∆ 5          $ 55

                                         ∆ 6                    $ 57

2 day bisque firings are an additional      $5.25

 

Small Gas Kiln                  Up to ∆01          $ 29

                                          ∆1 – ∆ 3         $ 32

                                         ∆ 4 – ∆ 8           $ 53

∆ 9 - ∆ 11 (100%, 50%, 0% Studio Glaze)     $ 98, $ 88, $ 79

 

Large Gas Kiln Up to ∆01          $ 56

                                          ∆1 – ∆ 3         $ 58

                                          ∆ 4 – ∆  8         $ 88 

∆ 9 - ∆ 11 (100%, 50%, 0% Studio Glaze)     $ 187, $ 171, $ 155

 

Test Kiln                            Up to ∆01          $ 7

                                         ∆ 1  – ∆ 6          $ 9

                                         Above ∆ 6         $ 12


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.