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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



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


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.


Bonnie Cohn

Bonnie began her clay work in 1968 and specializes in wheel throwing. She received her MFA from The San Francisco Art Institute. Her work has been shown internationally and is in many private and public collections, including American Museum of Ceramic Art in California and the Goshogowara Museum in Japan. She has participated in numerous wood firings in California and Oregon. Bonnie is a member, emeritus, of ACGA and the Baulines Craft Guild.

Shelley Simon

Shelley began spinning the wheel in the 70's and received an art degree emphasizing ceramics from UC Santa Cruz. She spent many years working with galleries across the country selling whimsical brightly glazed fountains. Currently she is working on altered bottle forms and creating horse sculptures, always stimulated by new directions and the many wonderful manifestations of clay.


Barbara Vanderbeck

Barbara Vanderbeck is a San Francisco based artist who remembers being smitten with clay from a very early age. Barbara received her MA in Ceramics from Northern Arizona University and has extensive experience teaching all levels in various institutions. Passionate about the creative process, she delights in sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm with others.

Judy Waitz

Judy received a broad ceramic education through studio classes, college courses and many workshops around the country. She has been a potter since 1995 and has been teaching hand building and wheel throwing since 1999. Her work focuses on functional pieces and has been exhibited throughout the United States.