Calendar of Events 2020

January 27th - Members Meeting - Shelley Rogers Johnson & John Truer

February 8th, 9th and 14th - Love Local Art Exhibit and Sale

February 24th - Members Meeting

March 23rd - Members Meeting

April 25th & 26th - Workshop with Julia Feld

April 27th - Members Meeting

May 18th - Members Meeting

June 13th & 14th - 63rd Ceramic Sale - Ojai

(see below details for all events)


January Meeting  •  Shelley Rogers Johnson & John Truer

Sculptured porcelain requires a multi step/multi skill process to bring an idea into fruition. Shelley Rogers Johnson and John Truer will take you through this process both with slides and demonstration. Shelley will discuss sculpture principles and sequence. John will describe his process in mold making for porcelain slip casting. Both will inform the audience in ceramic principals of assembly hand building, firing, glazing and over glazing. John and Shelley have been collaborating since 2013. Shelley has been studying porcelain art since 2003 and works to realize the full potential of the hand, eye and heart through the creation of beautiful objects. Recently she's been teaching at the California Sculptors Symposium and also serves on its Board. Shelley has an art studio called Handworks that is located in Ventura.

Services are available to the public. The community is welcome to all VCPG talks/demonstrations

February 8th, 9th and 14th, 2020  •  Love Local Art - Hand Made Pottery


April 25th & 26th, 2020  •  Workshop with Julia Feld

Two day workshop

Julia Feld is coming in April for a fabulous two day hands-on workshop on underglaze decoration.  Whether you are a hand builder, a wheel thrower or somewhere in between, this workshop will show you how to enhance your work with a painterly surface treatment that mimics watercolor. Julia will show you how to use Velvet Underglazes, underglaze pencils and chalks to create multi layered imagery. First you will practice on a bisque tile then work on one of your own bisqued pieces.  So save the date: April 25-26. Time: 10am - 4pm. Location: Ventura

Avenue Center where we hold our monthly meetings. Applications will come in the February newsletter.

June 13 & 14, 2020 Annual Ceramic Sale

Our Annual Sale in Ojai will take place on Saturday, June 13th and Sunday, June 14th of this year.! Each participant must be be an active member of the the guild for the previous 6 months and have had examples of their work accepted by the VCPG jury prior to the sale.   Our next pre-jury is February 24th with the final jury on April 27th.   Jury Registration forms can be found on the VCPG website.

Please contact Show Coordinator, Diane Hedding if you have questions regarding this event at  [email protected].