Learning & Resources

The Guild offers learning opportunities such as workshops, clay challenges, and videos of past meetings, demonstrations, studio tours and more. Find additional outside ceramics resources here.


Ventura County Potters’ Guild presents the VCPG Videos YouTube Channel. Topics include demonstrations by artists, product overviews by manufacturer reps, studio tours and more.

Logged in members can catch up on Guild meetings by going to the Membership page and scrolling down to the Members’ Area.

Clay Challenge

The Clay Challenge is an opportunity for members to explore new ideas. We assign a theme and challenge members to create something. It is not a competition, but an excuse to make something new and show it at the “reveal” meeting. These challenges are intended to be fun, spark your imagination, generate conversation and encourage you to investigate new techniques. If you have already explored the topic, we’d love to see your best work! Check the newsletter and MemberConnect for more information.

Current Clay Challenge: Organic and Geometric (together).
Reveal meeting: July 2022

Outside Resources

Where to Buy Locally

Aardvark Clay & Supplies (Santa Ana, CA)
Laguna Clay (City of Industry)

Ceramic Schools of Arts and Crafts

Use the link below to access a list of schools that offer workshops,  residency opportunities and in some cases grants.  Link: Ceramic Schools of Arts & Crafts


NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) hosts an annual 4-day conference, workshops, and supports regional groups. The 2023 Conference will be in Cincinnati, Ohio – start planning now.

John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, Davis, CA is an art center that holds workshops throughout the year (currently online), and the annual CCACA (California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Arts) sculptural ceramics conference.