Membership

Membership in the Ventura County Potters’ Guild is open to all.  Our annual dues, payable by December 31st for the following year, are $30/single, $40/couple and $20/student.

Membership Benefits 

Newsletters – 8 newsletters published in January – May and September – November.

Monthly Programs – VCPG-sponsored programs at members’ meetings.

Shows & Sales – Opportunities for juried members to sell their work:
Ventura Pottery Gallery
VCPG Online Store
• Ventura Potters’ Guild Ojai Sale – (annual sale)

Directory – VCPG Members’ Directory of current members, published annually.

Sponsored Workshops – Members and guest artists conduct workshops available at a discount to current members.

Photo Box – Take professional photos of your work with the Guild’s photo box.

Clay and supplies – Order clay and supplies as a group from Laguna and Aardvark for discounted pricing and delivery to Ventura.

Online Portfolio – Create a profile and portfolio of your work at our website.

Member Connect – Connect to other members of the guild via an email information exchange.

How to Join

To join, download this form and mail it to the address in the form.

Membership Inquiries

Annual Ojai Pottery Sale during the Music Festival.

The Jurying Process

In order for a member to sell, show or exhibit at a VCPG event, he or she has complete the jury process. The goal of the jury process, as outlined in our Bylaws, is to assure that all work sold or shown at VCPG’s events holds to that same standard of craftsmanship and aesthetic merit established by our founders.

When can my work be Juried? 
Jurying takes place during the VCPG General Members’ meetings held in April and November starting at 6:30pm. To be eligible to have your work juried, you must attend a Pre-Jury Workshop in either February or September.

Pre-Jury Workshop:
The goal of the Pre-Jury Workshop is to review how Craftsmanship, Aesthetics and Personal Identity apply to your work being juried. The workshop is held on the 4th Monday of February at the Membership Meeting location beginning at 6:30 pm and in September on a date, location and time to be announced in the May Newsletter.

Jury Guidelines for Members
Jury Registration

Jurying Questions

Members’ Portfolios

A new feature of the website allows our members to post a gallery of their work, as well as profiles (without a gallery). To view those who have set up their profiles, visit the Members page. You can click through to the portfolios from there, but for a more visual experience and better idea of the work represented by our varied membership, go straight to the Portfolio page.

The Photo Box 

The Guild purchased a photo box in 2020 for the members to use. We have it set it up at the membership meetings, ready for you to capture stunning images on your cell phone or camera. In addition, it is available for Gallery members (by appointment) to be used at the Gallery. Ideally, you can set up a time to use it before or after your shift so you don’t have to make a special trip. 

Terry Wilson gave a program in February on Photographing Your Pottery. Erika Posey introduced the program with information about the photo box. You can see video of the entire program on the Learning page.

Use the contact form below to request a time slot to use the box, either at a general meeting, or at the gallery.

Set Up Photo Box Time

The following areas are for VCPG members only. When you are logged in with your username, you will be able to access member-only content, and accordingly, board members will see board content and gallery members will see gallery content.