In-person members’ activities are only held once or twice a year; otherwise we are meeting on Zoom. The Ventura Pottery Gallery is open daily (with current COVID-19 distancing regulations).
OUR MISSION: The Ventura County Potters’ Guild is a nonprofit organization committed to stimulating public interest in ceramic arts by providing networking, education and sales opportunities in an inclusive environment for all levels and interests.
- June 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Zoom
“Tiles 101 with Michelle Griffoul”
- July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Zoom
VCPG Members will share their “Organic/Geometric” inspired works via Zoom during the Guild’s July Monthly Meeting.
- September 17 - October 29 at Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, Upper Ojai
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
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Guild meetings are held remotely (with the occasional in-person exception) and open to the public; non-members interested in receiving an invitation and future Guild updates, please make a request using this contact form.
• 6:30 pm, Social Time
• 7:00 pm, Guild business updates followed “Tiles 101 with Michelle Griffoul”. Michelle is a classically trained potter with the eye of a painter and the production skills and sensibilities of a manufacturing engineer. While receiving her B.A. and M.F.A. in ceramics, she spent a year at the International School of Ceramics in Florence, Italy. This led to the creation of her current ceramic tile design and production studio. Through numerous gallery shows and public art commissions, she is recognized as a master of the ceramic arts.
General Guild meetings are open to the public and focus on a presentation or demonstration. The primary purpose of the meetings is to enrich our members’ and the public’s appreciation and knowledge of ceramics. The Guild meets monthly. See “Upcoming Events” for dates and times. More information about the Guild’s activities is also available on Facebook and Instagram. Please follow us!
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The Guild makes quarterly clay and supply orders from Aardvark and Laguna as one of our greatest Plus Tier member benefits! By ordering as a group, we get favorable shipping and excellent quantity discounts on clay. Besides clay, you can order anything from their catalogs, such as glazes, tools, kiln shelves/furniture, and bulk raw materials. The orders arrive within days of each other at a Guild member’s home in Ventura where you will pick up and pay for your order. Keep a shopping list going; we start collecting your orders about a month ahead of the delivery date. Updates on orders are provided via Announcements through MemberConnect. If you have any questions, please send them through our contact form. Please note that you must be a Plus Tier member to participate in the clay ordering.
Call to VCPG Artists
Clay Challenge – “Organic/Geometric”
Attention All VCPG Members:
Event Date: July 25, 2022
The “Organic/Geometric” Clay Challenge’s asks us to incorporate elements that are “organic and geometric at the same time”. This theme was suggested by fellow VCPG member Ian Bermann. Thank you Ian! Submit photos of your new creation or something you previously made or share live during the July monthly Guild Meeting. See Newsletter for more information.
VCPG at Beatrice Wood Art Center – “It’s About Time”
Attention all VCPG Members:
Application, Images & Fee Due Date: August 14
Event Dates: September 17 – October 29
There are many ways to show the passage of time: clocks, calendars,
changing seasons and human life (childhood to old age). There is the
contrast of the past, present and future. You can address these many
aspects of time through form and surface design. See Newsletter for more information and application.