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About Us

The Potters' Studio is a one-of-a-kind ceramics center in Berkeley, California. Helping artists reach their full potential is an important goal, and as part of our program we provide hard-to-find training in studio skills that are important to serious artists, such as how to fire electric and gas kilns and how to mix glazes. Our artists sell their work in our gallery and all over the San Francisco Bay Area.

We offer memberships with 24/7 access, classes, regular high-quality weekly firings, a gallery, and much more. It's a great place to learn, and if you're a more experienced ceramics artist looking for a place to just do your own thing -- and even do your own firings, both electric and gas -- this is the place!

We've been a part of the Bay Area pottery and ceramics community for over 40 years.

A staff member is on hand during the week to accept pieces for contract firings in our kilns.

We're located just off the Gilman Street exit on Interstate 80.

Equipment and facilities:

  • 24 potter's wheels (22 electric and 2 kick wheels)
  • Big Bailey slab roller
  • Extruder
  • 9 electric kilns
  • 4 gas kilns
  • Glaze mixing equipment
  • Spray booth
  • Grinder
  • Ball mill
  • Big work tables
  • Storage space for clay, tools, and in-progress work
  • Larger private storage spaces for rent (subject to availability)

Staff is always on duty every day: Mon. - Fri. 10am - 6pm and Sat. - Sun. 11am - 5pm

1221 8th St.
Berkeley, CA 94710

(510) 528-3286


The Potters' Studio Has Moved!!!
New location: 1221 8th St., near Gilman, in Berkeley

We're extremely pleased to announce that we've moved to a bigger and better location to better serve the Bay Area ceramics community. More space, a better layout, larger member area, easy parking, and same general neighborhood.


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