Learning & Resources

The Guild offers learning opportunities such as workshops, clay challenges, and videos of past meeting, demonstrations, studio tours and more. Find additional outside ceramics resources here.

Workshops

The Beauty of Underglazes

The Beauty of Underglazes workshop has been rescheduled for October 2021. In this two-day workshop, Julia Feld shares a hands-on experience for all levels of potters. Whether you hand build or throw on the wheel, you will learn how to enhance your work with Amaco Velvet Underglazes to create a painterly image that mimics watercolor. Participants will practice on provided greenware and bisques tiles then create a design on a bisque piece that you bring. Don’t miss out on this exciting workshop. Details will be forthcoming as the workshop approaches.

Clay Challenge

The clay challenge is an opportunity for members to explore new ideas. We assign a theme and challenge members to create something. It is not a competition, but an excuse to make something new and show it at the “reveal” meeting. These challenges are intended to be fun, spark your imagination, generate conversation and encourage you to try something new. If you have already explored the topic, we’d love to see your best work! Check the newsletter and MemberConnect for more information.

Current Clay Challenge: Underglazes
Deadline: December 2021 Meeting

Videos

Ventura County Potters’ Guild presents the VCPG Videos YouTube Channel.  Many of the Channel’s videos are available to the public. VCPG members may catch up Guild Meeting activities by logging in at the bottom of this page, navigating to the Membership page and scrolling down to the Members’ Area.

To sample VCPG Videos please check out the following Playlists:
Artist Profiles
Guild Meetings – Programs
Instructional – Clay & Glazes
Instructional – Other
Studio Tours
More content is being developed so subscribe to VCPG Videos and keep up with the latest releases.

Outside Resources

Where to Buy Locally

Aardvark Clay & Supplies (Santa Ana, CA)
Laguna Clay (City of Industry)

Organizations

NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) hosts annual 4-day conference, workshops, and supports regional groups. The 2022 Conference will be in Sacramento March 16-20.

John Natsoulas Center for the Arts Davis, CA art center that holds workshops throughout the year, (currently online) and the annual CCACA (California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Arts) sculptural ceramics conference.  The 2021 conference will be held Oct 22-23 in Davis.