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.
- September 17 - October 29 at Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, Upper Ojai
Opening reception: Sept 17, 2-4 pm. Center is open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
- October 8 - October 9 at Glendale Civic Auditorium
VCPG juried artists share their creations at Booths #1 and #45.
- November 5 - November 6
VCPG’s first Pottery Market and Bowl of Thanks on Main Street in Ventura.
VCPG Online Store
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.
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!
VCPG juried artists are offering their beautiful and unique creations just in time for the holidays. Please join us at the Ventura Pottery Market and Bowl of Thanks event on November 5th & 6th in Downtown Main Street Ventura. In conjunction with the Pottery Market, customers may purchase a bowl for $25.00 from our special selection of handmade bowls donated by VCPG artists. With the purchase of the bowl, they will receive a punch card to receive FREE food samples from over 15 restaurants and pubs in Downtown Main Street. Proceeds from the Bowl of Thanks will go to Ventura’s Family Reconnect Program. This program provides free transportation to eligible, needy individuals who, for whatever reason, end up vulnerable on Ventura’s streets and are seeking a way to reconnect with a family member or support group. A great cause!
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. More information is available on the Membership Page. Please note that you must be a Plus Tier member to participate in the clay ordering.
VCPG Plus Members
Clay & Supply Order
Attention VCPG Plus Members:
2022 Fall Clay Order
It’s almost time to get our Fall Clay order started. This benefit is only available to VCPG Plus Members. Orders will be placed with both Aardvark and Laguna clay companies.
Complete instructions and order forms will be provided before October 1st to your email address listed in the Membership Directory as well as through Member Connect. The deadline for submitting your order will be 10/10/22.
A new video, “Filling out the Clay Order Form” will be shown at the September Guild Meeting.
Call to VCPG Artists
VCPG Pottery Market & Bowl of Thanks
Attention all Juried VCPG Members:
Event Dates: November 5-6
This is our first downtown Ventura pottery sale! Signups are open — please see the Members’ Area for more details. Link to the signup form (due Oct. 15) is below this box.