Xiem Studio & Gallery

★★★★☆
  • 1563 N Lake Ave

    Pasadena, CA 91104

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  • 626-791-9220

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Tue-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm
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I have taken 5 classes at Xiem over the last 2 years. The classes are relatively small (largest I was in had 6 students) and were offered at hours that worked with my schedule. My interactions with the artists were positive and I found others who were willing to help me with suggestions. I have tried community college classes and find this atmosphere far better for me. The retail shop is nice and the classroom facility is quite amazing.

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I have taken 5 classes at Xiem over the last 2 years. The classes are relatively small (largest I was in had 6 students) and were offered at hours that worked with my schedule. My interactions with the artists were positive and I found others who were willing to help me with suggestions. I have tried community college classes and find this atmosphere far better for me. The retail shop is nice and the classroom facility is quite amazing.

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The guy teaching wheel turning is rude and even threatening! When I left his class because of his abusive remarks, and took a class with a different teacher, the first one would stand off and try to stare me down! I ignored him, but weird vibes haunt the place,which I noticed from the first, what with very superior artistes hanging out here and there watching us newbies struggle. (There is only one classroom).

But if your talented and work hard you can possibly learn wheel turning or clay sculpture, the second choice is far the better. The world doesn't need more stoneware plates and jugs.

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The guy teaching wheel turning is rude and even threatening! When I left his class because of his abusive remarks, and took a class with a different teacher, the first one would stand off and try to stare me down! I ignored him, but weird vibes haunt the place,which I noticed from the first, what with very superior artistes hanging out here and there watching us newbies struggle. (There is only one classroom).

But if your talented and work hard you can possibly learn wheel turning or clay sculpture, the second choice is far the better. The world doesn't need more stoneware plates and jugs.

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I just attended a gallery opening at Xiem Clay Center in Pasadena and saw their members studio and store. Georgeous pottery for sale in their retail store in the Gallery area. They have a lot of members so their is a big variety of things to see. I bought a beautiful handmade cup for $30 dollars. They let us tour the working studio where their members & students were working and spent time with us explaining how the studio works. I like that they seemed genuinely excited about the program and very friendly to strangers. The place was incredibly clean and looks well run. They only offer classes to adults (teens in the summer time) but they generously gave us several local referrals for kids classes. They have two Studio Sales each year, June and November, when all 80 members can sell their work.

PROS: So sleek, modern and clean! Nice folks, interesting classes
CONS: they are going to open more studios in so cal, but only one for now.

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★★★★★

I just attended a gallery opening at Xiem Clay Center in Pasadena and saw their members studio and store. Georgeous pottery for sale in their retail store in the Gallery area. They have a lot of members so their is a big variety of things to see. I bought a beautiful handmade cup for $30 dollars. They let us tour the working studio where their members & students were working and spent time with us explaining how the studio works. I like that they seemed genuinely excited about the program and very friendly to strangers. The place was incredibly clean and looks well run. They only offer classes to adults (teens in the summer time) but they generously gave us several local referrals for kids classes. They have two Studio Sales each year, June and November, when all 80 members can sell their work.

PROS: So sleek, modern and clean! Nice folks, interesting classes
CONS: they are going to open more studios in so cal, but only one for now.

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