ThePottery is a welcoming outdoor studio where adults can “play” with clay. Our relaxing environment encourages creative freedom; inspiration is received by being with others who love what they are doing. You can explore color, shape, texture, and design working in clay. Functional or decorative, two dimensional or sculptural, colorful or natural, the work you produce is one of a kind, uniquely yours. Let go of your worries. Make something with your hands "come feel the mud."

Open Studio

The Pottery Open Studio starts in the fall till end of the spring.This year with some adjustments to our memberships to comply with COVID safety rules. Fortunately, our studio is completely outdoors with room enough for social distancing. The studio will be limited to use by 4 people at a time and we ask people to wear masks. We now have 2 levels of memberships with expanded hours so more people can work and enjoy the studio space.

Level 1: Open Studio Membership

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays from 10 am - 2 pm.
$60 for 8 days of use.

Open Studio is recommended for those who are familiar with the ceramic process, don't need hands-on instruction, and feel confident working independently. An Open Studio monitor will be present to assist with orientation to the studio.

Level 2: Open Studio Membership

$100/month for unlimited use.

Level 2 grants you access every day during daylight hours as long as space is available (4 people maximum). This provides an independent and unsupervised working environment to those who have taken classes and/or have experience working in our studio.

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

For more information: call, text or email Jill Sullivan at (760) 285 7145 tgsjas@gmail.com


We are working on our new season programming. Stay tuned!

Jill Sullivan
PO Box 429
Borrego Springs, CA 92004
(760) 285-7145



All workshops will be held at the Pottery 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 Rd.
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Be aware our studio is outside, with limited shade and exposure to the elements. If the weather conditions are extreme, we will have to adjust the schedule.
We plan to be in the new Pottery Studio facilities on the Borrego Art Institute campus in Winter of 2021. Watch for news updates!


We are 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. The studio will remain accessible to members though. Clay can be purchased, the slab roller and extruder used, and limited firings will continue when we have cooler nights.


The pottery studio has several Shimpo VL Lite wheels available to rent for $75/month during the very hot summer months. At 50lb each, they are relatively easy to move.

Contact Jill Sullivan for more details. (760) 285-7145

Open Thursday - Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
Closed on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.

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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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