Welcome to the San Diego Potters' Guild
The guild is a juried membership of more than 40 potters from San Diego, California. We are located in Balboa Park's historic Spanish Village, at Studio 29, where members make and sell their creations directly to the public.
The gallery features a large and varied display of work from all our members and is refreshed periodically. The studio offers also a working space for our members. Every day, one of the guild members can be found working at the wheel, handbuilding, or preparing for a firing.
We invite you to come visit us and discover one of the best spots for ceramic work in San Diego!
Our Fall Show and Sale is coming up !
Saturday & Sunday, November 14-15
10 am to 4 pm
IN THE GALLERY
Every two months the central display in the gallery showcases work from our members on a specific theme.
Intentional Lines - September 15 to November 2
Potters explore lines in their work, be they straight, curved, narrow, wide, words, drawings, carved, embossed, or glazed.
Featured work by Li Chen.
Let's Feast, Artfully Served - November 3 to December 7
Potter's Choice - December 8 to January 4
Caffeinated or Not - January 5 to March 7
A hundred years ago, in honor of the completion of the Panama Canal, the city of San Diego hosted the Panama-California exposition for a two year celebration that left behind beautiful architecture and landscaping, now known as Balboa Park.
The San Diego Potter's Guild is participating in the centennial celebration with the creation of stacking coil-built clay pots ("ollas") topped with a clay steamship, similar to the ships that crossed the Panama canal for the first time. The ollas will be decorated with imagery, text, and symbols from 1915 to the present.
Once completed, the pots will be on display in front of the Guild for everyone to enjoy for the remainder of the Balboa Park centennial celebration.
Here are a few pictures of our members hard at work.