Community Outreach

Treasures from the Sea: Ocean-inspired pottery


If it is March, it must be Mermaid Month at Ventura Harbor. Mythological creatures come alive and the Ventura County Potters’ Guild (VCPG) Gallery is jumping into the water for this fun event. Mermaids (and Mermen) and the sea creatures they befriend will appear adorning all forms of ceramic surfaces. Being at the beach has its benefits!

On March 21 from 1-4 PM featured artist Ellen Williams will demonstrate how she creates her fanciful, feminine ceramic creations. Originally a painter, Ellen transitioned to clay as her canvass. Using a watercolor approach to her work, she is able to balance serious art with whimsey. Each one-of-a-kind piece is expertly crafted and embellished.

Please join us for this instructional event. Gallery members will also have theme related art work for sale. Don’t miss out on a chance to get a glimpse of, or take home, a real ceramic mermaid.

The VCPG Gallery is located at 1567 Spinnaker Drive, Suite 105 in Ventura Harbor. The Gallery is open seven days a week from 11-6. For more information visit

November 3rd 2019 - Bowl of Thanks

The 3rd Annual Bowl of Thanks returned to the Ventura Harbor Village.

The Guild  gathered at least 200 donated bowls this year for sale at $25 a piece.  Participating restaurants provided samples of their specialties for those that purchase the fundraiser bowls.

We donate 100% of the money collected. This year's recipients were the Ventura County Humane Society/Ojai and the Ojai Valley Family Shelter. Both were instrumental in helping the residents and animals in need during the Thomas Fire.

Something To Watch

Edith Heath: A Rebellion in Clay

Heath Ceramics: The Making of a California Classic

Season 10, Episode 2

"Artbound" looks at the dinnerware of Heath Ceramics and a design that has stood the test of time 

since the company began in the late 1940’s. Through the writings of Edith Heath, 

the founder and designer of Heath Ceramics and voiced by renowned chef Nancy Silverton, 

this episode explores the groundbreaking work of a woman who created a classic of American design.

Ceramic Art Studios • Obscurityart Studios • Ventura

Obscurityarts is a collective of artist studios which sole purpose is to provide 

an undisturbed work environment for the artist.

We have several options for studio work areas with abundant space for indoor/outdoor working. 

Along with 24 hour access. We offer free wireless and we will set up your own fully editable website within to promote you and your work.

Check out our website

or call Jon at (805)377-3167 for more information.

220 North Olive Street, Ventura, CA 93001