Our Mission

Merritt Ceramics, like its local namesake, Lake Merritt, is a place for gathering. Established as a studio reflecting the diversity of the Oakland experience, MC provides energy and welcome to all who participate. Instructors encourage everyone to sculpt their own unique artistic abilities. Techniques are demonstrated and, importantly, the centering work with clay blends the hours spent into associations and friendships. Merritt Ceramics strives to enhance the culture of art in Oakland's neighborhoods through collaboration with guest artists, community events, and ceramic education.


Our Neighbors

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East Lake and Chinatown residents receive 15% off their first class or workshop. For your discount code please email us with proof of address and valid id.

Community programs and/or schools that cater to low income residents may qualify for additional discounts. Please contact us for more information at merrittceramics@gmail.com