Friday, November 26, 2010

Final Holiday Open Studio

Earthworks' Final Holiday Sale

Weekends - November 27th, 28th;

December 4th, 5th; 11th, 12th; 18th, 19th
Saturdays and Sundays
11am - 6pm

Thank you for supporting Earthworks and handmade ceramic arts for over 30 years! Some of us are moving and some of us our retiring and this will be Earthworks final holiday sale.

To find resident artists after the sale, please use the following links.

Earthworks holiday open studio is part of Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studio, a self-guided tour of over 100 artists studio spaces. Click here for maps and information about all the participating artist.

Earthworks Studio + Gallery
Sawtooth Building
2547 8th St. #33 (@ Dwight)
Berkeley, CA 94710

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Sale of pottery equipment Saturday, January 15th and Sunday, January 16th. In addition to the items listed below individual artists will sell more equipment, glaze chemicals, tools etc at Earthworks. If you already purchased something, please pick it up on the 15th or 16th.

NOTE: equipment will not be available for pick up until January 2011
if interested, email Yiri at

slab roller: Brent—older very sturdy version of SR-36 – this is a workhorse
bed is 37” wide, 5’11” long - $1500

electric kiln: Skutt KM-1227-3 with EnviroVent2 and lid lifter
9.9 cubic foot 240V 48Amp Single Phase – max. Cone 8
includes kiln posts, but not shelves - $2000

spray booth: 31” wide x 37” high x 36” deep with exhaust fan, air hose and nozzle - $100
made of ½ “ plywood
has 2 lights in ceiling, baffle hangs 20” back
exhaust fan motor on top is Dayton split phase 5K4128, 1/3 hp, 1725 rpm

compressor: Speedaire Cast Iron Series, Model 4B229, single stage, 2 cylinder, 2.5 HP, 5.5 CFM @ 90 psi, 20 gal. tank, bought in 2001 - $150

scale: Ohaus triple beam, 2610 gram – old but works fine - $30

bench grinder: Ryobi model BGH615, bought in 2003, still in great condition - $30

large downdraft gas kiln: 42 cu. ft., 6 Venturi burners, with shelves and kiln posts,
in place in west Berkeley with gas hooked up - fires beautifully
also includes large wooden support structure for use when rebuilding kiln arch - $6000 or best offer (Diane Rice is not for sale, she's there to show size)

cash register: Cassio PCR-365A, several years old but used only during holiday season sales – excellent condition - $125

gallery shelving: high end, custom made light wood shelves with beautiful modern
Rakks standards and shelf brackets
nineteen 49” shelves, five 37” shelves,
all shelves 12.5” deep, bought in 2007 - $1000

gallery tables (3): from Ikea, UTBY line, like new, dark wood tops, stainless steel legs
all tops are 29.5” square, two tables are 34.5” high, one is 41” high, bought 2007 - $50 each

kiln bricks: 6 boxes of new soft bricks, 2 ½ straights G-20, plus some G-26
numerous hard bricks as well

There will also be some glaze chemicals available in mid January 2011

Monday, May 31, 2010

East Bay Open Studio

Earthworks member Erin McGuiness is excited to be participating in East Bay Open Studio this year. This wonderful event inwhich over 400 artist open their studios to the public to sell their work and offer bits & sips.

In addition to Erin McGuiness' sculptural vessels pictured here, you may also view all Earthworks' members fabulous new work!

Saturdays & Sundays, June 5th, 6th, 12th and 13th from 11am - 6pm

Click here for a full list of participating artists & maps.

Earthworks Gallery + Studio
Sawtooth Building
2547 8th Street #33, Berkeley, CA

Thursday, March 4, 2010

hello -

Just wanted to put the word out there that there is a space available for rent in Earthworks Studio!

Here is some detailed information about the space:

The space is a 3000 sq. ft studio shared with 7 other artists, each artist has a 200 sq. ft. individual space. Rent includes use of the following: large slab roller, spray booth, a space in the gallery, glaze area. There is a 40 cu. ft. downdraft kiln and 10 cu. ft. electric kiln for community use. Great space for selling your work during Holiday Open Studio events.

All of the shelves and table that you see in the pictures will come with the space - all you need to bring is your wheel, and you are ready to work!

Earthworks Studio and Gallery
2547 8th Street #33
Berkeley, CA 94710

check out our website at:

Rent is $470/mo. studio buy-in fee is $1200 - negotiable.

please call 510-283-3304 to schedule a time to check out the space. thanks!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Bay Area DesignCraft Heroine: Erin McGuiness

"Sitting with Erin McGuiness in her studio (eating teacakes from Bette's To Go - yum!) is like sitting with a girlfriend and having a good gossip. Until , that is, you look around at the work, and then you realize that you're in the presence of a major talent," is the beginning of a wonderful review and interview with Erin McGuiness about her work on the new blog, handful of salt.