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.
$100 unlimited use.

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.
• Participants must be 18 years or older.

• 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
     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.
We plan to be in the new pottery studio facilities on the Borrego Art Institute campus in spring of 2022. Watch for news updates!

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

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!

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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