10% of every class purchase helps fund Merritt Ceramic's Clay in the Community; a free open studio event for Oakland residents who wish to explore and create with clay.


Clay in the Community

Join us in the studio for Free clay fun! we open our studio to the public on special sundays from 2pm-5pm for everyone to gather, meet, collaborate and make something cool out of clay. These events are free of charge, but there will be a donation jar at the door :)

2018 Clay in the Community Schedule

March 4th 2pm-5pm

May 20th 2pm-5pm

June 24th 2pm-5pm

August 5th 2pm-5pm

September 9th 2pm-5pm

October 14th 2pm-5pm




Keep an eye out for #communitycharms that occasionally hang on trees around Oakland! Whether its at pop up workshops with friends and neighbors of Oakland or from our own clay in the community events, we often set up our favorite collaborative clay project, #community charms. We provide pre-cut clay pieces for new and old friends to design and paint their own community charm. we take them back to our studio for firing, and then hang them up on trees in different neighborhoods for everyone to enjoy! Locations of #communitycharms are posted on our facebook page.