Ventura County Potters' Guild Annual Holiday Pottery Market

Ventura's First Friday, December 5th, 3 pm - 9 pm
December 6th, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Bell Arts Factory Community Room
432 N. Ventura Avenue, Ventura

If you're driving along North Ventura Avenue, it's easy to miss the old Bell Mattress Factory building. But if you were to stop and go into this unassuming old place, you'd be in for a surprise during this Holiday Season, on December 5th and 6th. For it is on these two days the Ventura County Potters’ Guild arrives with the 7th annual Members' Sale, in the festive front gallery of this historical site.

Once a maker of quality mattresses, the place in recent years has become an important center for the arts, as well as a hub of community cultural activities. The VCPG this year will display some of their best wares; an amazing variety of styles, colors, and types of hand-made functional and decorative works in clay and many whimsical sculptural pieces. Not only is this a great place to select gifts, but you'll get a chance to meet the artists, ask questions about their work, and perhaps learn what else goes on in this labyrinth of galleries and studios.

Friday's opening coincides with "Ventura’s First Friday", and with the B.A.F.'s open studios event from 3pm until 9 p.m. Saturday's hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., but plan to arrive early, if you'd like to have the widest selection. The potter’s work is all hand-made, stoneware and porcelain, offering a multitude of uniquely creative pieces.

Why come? Because the Holidays are fast approaching, and because the Bell Arts Factory supports our local artists that live in Ojai, Santa Barbara and all over Ventura County.