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Anam cre pottery studio

San Luis Obispo

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Anam cre pottery studio

San Luis Obispo

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8 July 2019

Loved their pottery class this Saturday! Very friendly people. Thanks you guys!

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Christi M.

8 June 2019

Loved our experience here. It is not only fun, but the owner is so patient and really teaches you how to do everything yourself. I gave this to my mom and grandma as gifts and it was such a fun perfect. If we lived close we would be back often. More...

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Barb Bobbie Rowan

23 March 2019

Too much fun! We’ll be back!!

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Jody White

23 March 2019

Such a fun time! Everyone was kind and helpful!

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Gini G.

21 February 2019

Anam-Cre is the best!  If you've ever wanted to learn how to work with clay, this is the place!  If you've ever wanted to return to clay after a long absence, this is the place!  The possibilities are endless, materials abundant, and staff know their stuff.  The teachers are patient, friendly and helpful.  Prices are very reasonable.  Buying a card of ten 2 hour lab times is a great bargain.  Workshops taught by well known potters are also offered if you want to step beyond your skill level.  My kids and grandkids love to come in and glaze a ready-made piece or get a lesson on the wheel when they come to town.  Shevon runs a wonderful business and Chloe and Delani are great assistants. More...

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Aline Christensen

8 February 2019

I came in on a Friday for the adult beginner's class and I had a great time! Chloe was very hands on and was so encouraging. Even the other people using the space there were helping me which was wonderful because I wasn't feeling confident. I made three pieces while I was there and definitely want to go back. More...

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Anna B.

22 November 2018

Checked out a pottery studio in San Luis Obispo- and it was definitely a learning experience! The only pottery experience I have it from high school ceramics years ago, so it was fun to re-learn old tricks and learn new tips. I made a small jewelry plate with flower imprints and three bowls/cups that ended up being an odd size for bowls or cups- so I want to use them as succulent pots. It ended up being two sessions (one for making the pottery, one for glazing it) so it was a little more pricy than I thought it would be. I did enjoy all the options of patterns, glazes, clay, etc. It's a cute studio and it's always fun to see what other people are making as well! More...

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Stacey D.

5 October 2018

What an amazing place! Shevon and Chloe are wonderful and helpful. Not only do they teach you the basics but they also encourage you to explore all the possibilities that your imagination can dream up. From learning the pottery wheel to freeform and sculpting, there are people of all skill levels and everyone is so friendly and sharing techniques. It's my new favorite place to relax after a hectic week. More...

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Jonathan Brown

2 September 2018

Great place and fun time. The owner and her helpers are great.

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mittens67

8 August 2018

Great place! The staff is amazing. So many glazes to choose from. Friendly environment, lots of hands on instruction.

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Lou M.

20 June 2018

My little 8-year-old sidekick and I went to have our first experience with pottery. We both created a little bowl on the wheel and also created a little something at the tables using other dishes as patterns. My Little made something freeform using his hand as a pattern also. I think we chose the busiest day of the year to visit--it was the Saturday before Mother's Day.  The employees still took care of us--but I have to admit, I felt kinda like I didn't know what to do next and a little more communication would have been helpful from my perspective. Overall, the employees who were spread thin that day seemed to be doing a good job meeting the needs of a very age-diverse clientele. One 3-generation family visiting the same time as us ranged in age from a few weeks to grandma and grandpa. We all seemed to have fun in very close proximity of each other. The employee that we worked with the most closely seemed to sense that we were curious about the next steps of the process so she showed us the kilns and explained in child-friendly terms and pace what would happen to our pieces after we left.We plan to go back and finish our pieces with glaze and (I think?) paint. They didn't tell us how long they hold onto our pieces, but I called later. We have 3 months. I didn't realize that u pay per session time not per piece. So it didn't matter how many pieces we made, our sessions were $30 for ea of us separately ($60 total.) More...

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Adele McGee

9 June 2018

WE HAD SUCH A WONDERFUL TIME! GOOD INSTRUCTION, AND PLENTY OF EQUIPMENT! CANNOT WAIT FOR OUR NEXT CLASS....

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Caree P.

1 June 2018

I have been coming to Anam-Cré for over 5 years. I love Shevon and Cloe. They are such great teachers and so kind.  Every time I come to class I learn something new.  I am so glad I found this establishment. More...

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Denise Harris

29 April 2018

Great place to get creative with clay while receiving excellent instruction and listening to beautiful music in the background.

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Joshua G.

23 April 2018

By far the best form of stress release I've ever found. I find the greatest way to release stress is to do something enjoyable that requires complete focus. In yoga for example, your mind has the ability to drift. In pottery like motorcycle racing as soon as you loose focus you lose everything. This concentration will leave you feeling exhausted yet fulfilled. Artistically, spiritually, and socially.  What really makes this place special though is the staff. They are true artist and love to share their passion with you. Guaranteed no matter your coordination level these professionals can teach you to create something that will blow your mind the very first visit.  Wether you need a fun date night spot or a weekly practice I promise you won't regret going to Anam-Cre. More...

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Bryson R.

14 January 2018

I went here with my mom and we loved it. They teach you how to shape the vase, bowl,and even plates! It's kid friendly and it's perfect for birthday parties or presents.

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Tami D.

15 September 2017

SLO's best kept secret.  Amazing zen activity for moms (you can't worry about what is going on at home because you are concerned with how the glazes you have selected are going to come out after they are baked in the kiln!)  Excellent activity for kiddos/ my son made a heart and a little candy bowl, the bowl he hand formed on the potting wheel, he was so proud.  Shevon, owner is always there and supervises and directs.  So many options:  premade pieces to glaze or paint, roll your clay and form a piece, or sit at the wheel (my favorite, it's harder than it looks, which is half the fun...)  Everything you need.  The price of $30 is for your two hour slot, and I was amazed to find out that there was no extra charge for my handmade pieces (premade pieces are extra).  I hesitate to write this as I don't want this special place to become too crowded, but Shevon deserves to be recognized for running an amazing  show.  I have only been 4 times, but I am going to keep on coming back.  Xmas ornaments, platters, the possibilities are endless. More...

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Maria Christina V.

19 July 2017

Such a cute studio! If you're in the mood for color-me-mine style ceramic painting they got it here! They have many premade items to paint all of varying prices and styles/sizes. My. If was $20 with a $10 painting fee. You can paint when every they are open usually during a class. There were many colors to choose from, stencils, brushes, sponges, etc so you could really make something unique. My only complaint is that we didn't have enough time! But they were very accommodating and told us we could come back and finish any time.They will soon be offering drinks with your painting but on my visit they told us we could bring in a bottle of wine if we liked. I would definitely go here again! Me and my friends had a lot of fun and it has lots of resources and knowledgeable staff. More...

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Jenny M.

26 April 2017

We'd have to agree with all the other fabulous reviews. My 9 year old daughter received a class gift certificate for her birthday.  It was just awesome.  The instructors were helpful, positive and knowledgeable.  She came out with 4 projects, really nice stuff.  We'd go back in a heartbeat. More...

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Kimme Huntington

15 February 2017

My partner and I had a very special Valentine's Day Date night.

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Petit Soleil

20 December 2016

This is a "what to do" when you are in San Luis Obispo. SO FUN!

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Tom Peck

16 September 2016

Anam-Cre is a special place and Shavon and Stephanie are special people. We are lucky to have it and them.

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Liliana Rizo

8 August 2016

the first day i went there i was abel to make anything i wated. It was a good experience.

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Prub Bajwa

8 August 2016

Very friendly staff and kid friendly. Pottery 10-40 dollars and 10 dollars to fire it up

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Janice R.

21 July 2016

Two years ago my granddaughters, 7 and 8 then, had an amazing experience with clay at Anam Cre pottery studio in the Creamery. Shebon and her assistant made that a memorable experience. I collected the fired pieces and saved them. Today, my granddaughters now 9 and 10, and I went to the "new" Anam Cre on Monterey Street in SLO to paint those pieces. What fun! I do believe Anam Cre is permanently on our list of fun things to do when the girls visit. Shebon is wonderfully patient and helpful. She is an artist with clay and kids. So glad I found this place. More...

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Karyn Blaney

9 July 2016

Thank you for being so amazing and leading my family through a fantastic pottery experience. Everyone loved it!

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Charmaine Howell

19 June 2016

Such a fun way to spend the day catching up and being creative with friends/family ... Making memories and trying new things, Pleasant and helpful staff & great value ... We will be back for sure!!

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Julie W.

27 August 2015

I LOVE the studio!! I started this summer with my grandson... and he loved it.. and now i am  going to keep going.. I have so much fun and enjoy playing with the clay. The owner Shavon is amazing! as well as Stephanie.. There are so many nice people of all ages enjoying their creative side! It truly is a gem!!!  I am so happy we found them!!! More...

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Deborah Erb

8 August 2015

Steph and Shevon have a lovely way of teaching letting you discover and having great patience. It is a great place to learn sculpture, ska work and throwing clay with lots of tools, glazes and inspiration from others work. Try it! You'll love it!!

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Deborah Erb

17 July 2015

Love it!! I can create, relax, be inspired and have fun exploring the art of working with clay

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Deborah C.

17 July 2015

Clay is a great way to express yourself create and relax!! Try it! You might love it! Your teachers are great and the studio is filled with supplies inspiration and a beautiful spirit.

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Delani Dunn Mastagni

9 May 2015

We love this place! Relaxing, kid friendly, happy place to be.

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Amie Jimenez

3 February 2015

I love this pottery studio! Wonderful environment and the people are very friendly and knowledgeable.

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John Quinn

3 January 2015

Shevon is the best! Great teacher and artist.

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Rachel Hagins

18 December 2014

One of my favorite places in SLO! Inviting, creative, relaxed environment and fun. Great for beginners or advanced artist. All instructors are very helpful.

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Miranda R.

18 December 2008

I'm a far, far cray from being any kind of a pottery expert, but there's nothing quite like throwing a slab of clay on a wheel and making something. I nannied a kid in SLO and every week we would go to the youth class here. They had a variety of clays to work with, adequate work space, lots of tools and paints. The staff are super friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. If you want to make your artistic vision a reality, come to Anam-Cre. More...