Members' Meetings

Monthly members' meetings are held on the 4th Monday of each month with the exception of June-August and December. Each month we have an artist presentation or activity. The general public is welcome to attend.  The meetings begin at 7pm.


2020 Meeting Dates

                                                    √ January 27

                                                   √ February 24 Pre-Jury

                                                   March 23

                                                   April 27 - Jury


                    May 18

                    September 28 Pre-Jury

                    October 26

                    November 23 Jury

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

The Ventura County Potters' Guild is pleased to welcome Natalya Sevastyanova. Originally from Russia, Sevastyanova received her MFA

with a focus in Mural Arts at The Academy of Architecture and Arts, Ekaterinburg, Russia. She moved to Los Angeles in 2003 and studied ceramics at Santa Monica College. Her two favorite medias are clay and wood. “I enjoy playing with the unique forms, vibrant colors, and deep textures of these contrasting materials, creating a harmonious balance.”

In the upcoming lecture, she will reveal how to create wood textures by using a Sodium Silicate technique.

The second topic will be Horse Hair Firing with a Mica iridescent effect.

During the lecture video clips that were shot during the firing process will be shown.

“Forever grateful for the magic mud!”

Free and Open to all ceramic lovers! Refreshments

Monday, February 24, 2020 • Program Meeting

Photographing Your Pottery

It's important to have good photos of your work for social media and marketing. VCPG member and Getty/iStock photographer Terry Wilson will show us how to take better photos of our pottery, how to stage, and tips for using cell phone cameras. The Guild is purchasing a photo light booth, which will be set up for demonstration and live shooting. Bring 2 or 3 of your pieces to the meeting; Katja Gabriel will help members shoot their work with their own own cell phones.

we will have tables to display members work on for a show and tell

Previous Meeting Highlights

Highlights from previous months' meetings are available by clicking the link below.

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Meetings are located at:  Ventura Avenue Adult Center

550 N. Ventura Avenue, Ventura, CA 93001 805/648-3035

From South of Ventura - take the California Street exit off Highway 101, turn left onto Thompson Street, turn right onto Ventura Avenue to the address above.

From North of Ventura - take Ventura Avenue exit off Highway 101 to the address above.