Happenings you shouldn't miss in the months ahead.

May 5th thru June 24th 2018 -- Lauren Hanson Exhibition at Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts

May 21, 2018   Members' Meeting --Ceramic Collaborations of Lauren Hanson and Dane Venaas

June 9th & 10th 2018 -- 59th Annual Ojai Pottery Sale

       June 24, 2018 -- Dream Box Workshop at Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts

November 10th - December 31st 2018 -- VCPG Juried Show "On The Wall" at Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts

(See event details below)

Event Details

Lauren Hanson Exhibition/May 5 thru June 24.

INSIDE/OUTSIDE, an exhibition of the new work of LAUREN HANSON

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 5, 2-5 pm.

The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts

8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd., Ojai, CA 93023

805 646-3381  [email protected]

Images from the show can be seen at:

Members' Meeting/May 21, 2018  @ The Ventura Avenue Adult Center, 550 N. Ventura Avenue, Ventura

Doors open at 7 pm - Presentation begins at 7:30 pm

Contact: Cecile Gurrola-Faulconer 805 985-5038

The May presentation will focus on Ceramic Collaborations, more specially, the one between Lauren Hanson and Dane Venaas

over the past 10 years, (2008 -2018).  Lauren and Dane plan to talk about the process of collaborating and how their approaches to ceramic work differ and connect. The relationship is one of experimenting and letting go of some personal control to accomplish new work that has a life of its own.  They will include some in depth discussion of decorating and forming techniques, as well as the firing process. There will also be some examples of collaborations with other artists, including members of our advanced class in the program where they teach. The format will be a power point photo display prepared by Steven Mori showing examples of the work with commentary along the way. The final portion of the show will include a presentation of Lauren Hanson's most recent work which is now on display at the Beatrice Wood gallery.

Ojai Pottery Sale 61st Anniversary Annual Potters' Guild Show /Libbey Park, downtown Ojai June 9 &10, 2018. Saturday 10 - 6 pm,

Sunday 10 - 5 pm

The Ventura County Potters’ Guild is a collective of ceramic artists made up of professional and recreational potters and ceramists;  instructors from local high schools and colleges; as well as people with a passion for ceramics. The VCPG began with ten Ventura area potters who came together in 1957 to form a potters’ guild. The Guild pledged themselves to maintain high professional standards of both sculptural and functional works through exhibits and local sales and mentoring.  Proceeds from pottery sold at guild events make possible demonstrations, workshops, a lending library of books and videos, and scholarships to local ceramic students.  Monthly meetings are held from September to May and feature guest speakers who present information or demonstrations in his or her field of expertise; anyone interested in pottery is welcome to attend. This year’s spring sale will be our 61st anniversary of celebrating the Guild's fine ceramic artists along side Ojai's premier Music Festival. Various Guild members will provide demonstrations during the day.  Music will be provided at the sale by Bob Ballard

For more information, call 805 985-5038

Juried Guild Members: Please use the registration form enclosed with the Newsletter to secure your preferred location and send any questions to [email protected]

VCPG Dreambox workshop /June 24th at Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts.

This will be a 1/2 day hands on workshop making dream boxes. If you have never taken a workshop at BWCA that alone is an wonderful experience: working outside with a gentle breeze, beautiful views of Upper Ojai, experiencing the peaceful aura of the center and working in clay.

What are Dream Boxes? The Legend of the Dreambox (often attributed to Lemuria) suggests writing down your fondest dream, greatest desire, and strongest wish on a small piece of paper putting that paper in a Dreambox placing it beside your bed. Every evening as you retire and every morning as you rise hold your Dreambox and think of your dream believing with all your heart that it is so. Legend has it if done faithfully … your dream will come true.

To register:  Complete the registration included in the Guild newsletter or contact  Diane Hedding @ 805 231 5347 

 On The Wall/VCPG Juried Show/November 10th - December 31st

at Beatrice Wood Center of the Arts.