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 Memberships
Open Studio Membership provides an independent and unsupervised working environment to 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.
Regular Open Studio
Regular Open studio is to work on your own projects during hours when studio monitors are available for questions. With full use of the entire pottery studio including wheels. (A one-day pass is $10.)
Thursday-Saturday from 10 am till 2 pm.
$60 for 8 days.
• Clay and firings are available for an additional fee.
• Open Studio starts in the fall and ends in the spring.
For more information contact Jill Sullivan at (760) 285 7145
The Summer Months Ahead
Ours is an outdoor studio, which is wonderful to work at on a beautiful day in Borrego Springs. But, when it gets hot, working there becomes challenging. Even so, we'll make sure the studio is accessible to members. You can still purchase clay, and use the slab roller and extruder, and limited firings will continue when we have cooler nights.
Rent a Wheel
The pottery studio has several Shimpo VL Lite wheels available to rent for $75 per month during the very hot summer months. At 50 pounds each, they are relatively easy to move.
How to Get There?
All workshops are held at ThePottery Studio, under the big blue canopy at the
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.
We are working on our new season programming. Stay tuned!
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!