Ventura County Potters' Guild 56th Annual Show and People's Choice "Salt & Pepper" Competition
"Celebrating 56 Years of Harmony in Fine Pottery and Music"

June 13 &14, 2014
Saturday 10 - 6 pm
Sunday 9 - 5 pm
Libbey Park, downtown Ojai

The Ventura County Potters’ Guild, one of 3 Pottery Guilds in California, is a collective of ceramic artists is 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. They chose Ventura College ceramics instructor, William Winterbourne, to lead the group as “master potter” and pledged themselves to maintain high professional standards and to provide to the public examples of contemporary pottery through exhibits and local sales and mentoring.

This year’s spring sale on June 13 & 14 in Libbey Park, Ojai will be our 56th anniversary of celebrating the Guild's fine ceramic artists and Ojai's premier Music Festival. There will be a "Salt & Pepper" Competition that will be juried and there will also be a People's Choice Award table. Please come vote for your favorite piece!
In July 2010 the VCPG opened its first full-time gallery located in Ventura Harbor at 1567 Spinnaker Drive #105. The gallery is made up of 24 juried VCPG members who take turns working shifts and selling their wares.

Proceeds from pottery sold at guild events make possible demonstrations, workshops, a lending library of books and videos, scholarships to local ceramic students. Monthly meetings are generally held the 4th Monday evening of each month 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. Demonstrations are planned.

Since its creation 57 years ago, the VCPG has become a non-profit organization, promoting interest in pottery making and appreciation of the ceramic arts. The Guild has grown from the original 10 to more than 135 members and has expanded beyond Ventura to represent much of southern and central California. Some notable past members include: Daisy Hassall, Otto & Vivika Heino, Frank Noyes, Jessica Prescott and William Winterbourne.