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ThePottery is a welcoming outdoor studio where adults can create with clay. Our relaxing environment encourages creative freedom, and whether you’re a novice or an old pro, you’ll get inspiration from being with others who love what they are doing. No matter what you create — functional or decorative, two-dimensional or sculptural, colorful or natural — the work you produce is uniquely yours. There’s nothing like letting go of your worries and making something with your hands. So come feel the mud!


Open Studio Membership

Open Studio starts in the fall and runs through the end of the spring.

Open Studio membership provides an independent and unsupervised working environment for those who have taken classes and/or have experience working in our studio, are familiar with the ceramic process, don't need hands-on instruction, and feel confident working independently.

Any day, anytime during daylight hours.
$100 per month for unlimited use.


Open Studio Day Pass

An Open Studio Day Pass lets you work on your own projects during hours when studio monitors are available for questions. You get full use of the entire pottery studio, including wheels.

Thursday-Saturday from 10 am till 2 pm.

$60 for 8 days.

$10 for one day-pass.


• Clay and firings are available for an additional fee.
• Participants must be 18 years or older.


Annual BAI Pottery sale in the Gallery!

We are all looking forward to our annual pottery sale in the gallery. The sale starts on Saturday, December 11th. at 10 am and will stay in the gallery for the rest of the month. Come and get your original one-of-a-kind holiday gift from our local artists.



Classes for the 2022 season:

Screen Printing on Ceramics with Jackson Gray

22 Jan 2022, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Handbuilding with Hasuyo - 4 New Projects

29 Jan 2022, 10:00 AM - 30 Jan 2022, 3:00 PM


Terra Sigillata and Saggar Firing  with Pierre Bounaud

25 Feb 2022, 10:00 AM - 27 Feb 2022, 4:00 PM


Creative Cups, on the wheel  with Heather Spontak

28 Feb 2022 - 09 Mar 2022 (6 sessions)


For more information and sign up for any of these classes and for our upcoming season, click here!

More classes to come; stay tuned! 


How to Get There?

All workshops are held at ThePottery Studio, under the big blue canopy at the
     Borrego  Springs High School
     2281 Diegueno Road, Borrego Springs, CA 92004.

     Use the parking lot on Cahuilla Road.
Show map

Be aware that our studio is outside, with exposure to the elements and limited shade. If the weather conditions are extreme, we will have to adjust the schedule.
The Pavilion, which will house the new pottery studio, green house, administrative space, class space and restrooms, has evolved greatly over the last few years.  Plans have changed from a simple open air work studio to a multi-million dollar facility.  Expanding plans and working through the permitting process during covid has resulted in a large delay with the county.  The building is still very much a part of the future of Borrego Art Institute and donations earmarked for the new building are in a special fund to be spent once construction commences.


For more information contact Jill Sullivan at (760) 285 7145

tgsjas@gmail.com



ThePottery Mark

Artists working at ThePottery can now use the Borrego Art Institute branding mark. Our pottery members upheld the tradition of marking their pottery individually, but now they can also add this mark to show the studio and location it was made in.

Pretty soon, you can collect pottery made by a BAI pottery member.
Turn it upside down and look for this mark on the bottom!

TheGallery has a permanent spot for ThePottery to showcase the latest work our members are creating. Stop by and see what is coming in. Great affordable pricing makes these items wonderful gifts!




Open Wednesday to Sunday, from 10 am - 4 pm.
Closed on Monday and Tuesday.

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Borrego Art Institute is a 501 (c) 3

not-for-profit corporation

Gallery & ArtPark

Borrego Art Institute

665 Palm Canyon Drive, at Christmas Circle

Borrego Springs, CA 92004

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 2383

Borrego Springs, CA 92004


Phone: (760) 767.5152
Email: gallery@borregoartinstitute.org

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