Learning & Resources

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

Workshops

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Videos

Ventura County Potters’ Guild presents the VCPG Videos YouTube Channel. Topics include demonstrations by artists, product overviews by manufacturer reps, studio tours and more.

Logged in members can catch up on Guild meetings by going to the Membership page and scrolling down to the Members’ Area.

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 investigate new techniques. 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: 2021 December Members’ Meeting

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.