Our Story

Creative Art & Clay offers a safe and happy place to inspire curiosity and creativity. We strive to deepen the connection between people and art with a variety of programs.

We love to connect with our community an provide an artsy playground for children and adults.

It started as a dream. I have been determined to create space for children, adults and families to connect and have fun through a variety of means. After my kids reached elementary school age, I had more time to focus on creating an outlet for families and adults of all backgrounds. Founding the right place took longer than I thought but in 2022 we moved into this cute little studio, and we love it ever since. We hope that we can inspire and create together!







Maria Rachidi owner of Creative Art and Clay
Maria Rachidi owner of Creative Art and Clay

On a personal Note

I am Maria, and I am the founder of Creative Art & Clay. I am also a dreamer, a community organizer and a mom of two silly kids.

I was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary, a city that will always occupy a special place in my heart.  I graduated from Eötvös Lóránd University, a prestigious college in my home country, and moved to New York City shortly after. The big apple was a total culture shock, and the art scene there was something that inspires me ever since.

I ended up at NYU and between classes, I enjoyed the city’s diversity and colorfulness.

I moved to the San Francisco Bay area in 2014 and settled down in Walnut Creek. I instantly fell in love with the city and the community. The outdoors and the positivity that surrounds the Bay Area is something I absolutely love and appreciate.

Dreaming is what makes me move forward but art, creativity, and self- expression are the values that most inspire me.



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