Bob Johnson
Bob Johnson — Solo Show
Beautiful, Elegant & Original Work

Saturday, July 22 to Sunday, August 27

Gallery Hours: 12:00pm to 5:00pm, Saturday and Sunday | Weekdays: Ring the bell at the front door

In this show, we will be featuring the work of Bob Johnson, one of The Potters' Studio's most respected and sought-after instructors. Bob has been teaching and working in ceramics since "the invention of dirt."

He received a BFA and MFA from California College of the Arts (CCA) with a major in ceramics, and later taught at Chadron State College in Nebraska, and at New Mexico State University as a member of both the graduate and undergraduate faculties. He has shown in many galleries throughout the U.S., including the Fairtree Gallery in New York City, and his work is in various collections, such as New York State University at Buffalo, the permanent collection at CCA, and the Antonio Prieto Memorial Collection of Contemporary Ceramics at Mills College.

Bob created Big River Pottery in New Mexico, selling his work throughout the U.S. He has taught at The Potters' Studio in Berkeley since 1990. His work is beautiful, elegant and original. Do not miss this show!

New @The Potters' Studio Gallery!!! A permanent retail space including functional ceramics made by members of our studio. Beautiful handcrafted mugs, bowls, plates, vases, jewelry and more—all year round. The right gift for everyone, including yourself!



Kelsey Bowen
The Potters’ Studio Gallery Presents
Animal Nature—Creatures in Clay
Invited Artists: Kelsey Bowen, Maru Hoeber & John Steinberg and selected Potters’ Studio Artists

Saturday, September 9 to Saturday, October 14

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 9, 6:00-8:00p

Gallery Hours: 12:00pm to 5:00pm, Saturday and Sunday | Weekdays: Ring the bell at the front door

In this show, we will be featuring the work of three ceramic artists who sculpt animals with humor, sensitivity and depth. The style and execution of their fresh and edgy work, urges the viewer to take a closer look. Included in this show are selected works of The Potters’ Studio members. Please join us—there is something here for everyone.

Kelsey Bowen's website >

Maru Hoeber's website >



Scott Jennings
A Scott Jennings Workshop
Hand-building with Slabs: Stretching the Possibilities

September 10, 2017: 10am - 4:30pm

During this hands-on workshop, Scott will demonstrate how he uses clay slabs to create his unique hand-built forms. He will show how to create the patterns that he uses to make each piece, how he uses texture to make interesting surfaces, and how he assembles and creates volume in ceramic forms without using the wheel. Scott will also demonstrate how he makes wire handles for teapots.

Scott Jennings studied ceramics at California State University, Fullerton, earning a B.F.A. in ceramics in 1996. He currently teaches at Ruby’s Clay Studio, Palo Alto Art Center, Higher Fire Studios, and at Clay By The Bay. His work in the ceramics industry includes working as the Dinnerware Production Manager for Heath Ceramics.

Cost: PS Members and Students: $100  |  Others: $125

Email, call 510-528-3286, or visit to arrange payment. Limited enrollment.



Scott Jennings
A Bruno Kark Workshop
Throwing Big

October 15, 2017: 10am - 4:30pm

Come watch and learn as Bruno Kark demonstrates wheel techniques for making really big work: dry-pound-centering large amounts of clay, stacking multi-sectional forms, and other techniques to GO BIG!

He'll demonstrate an amphorae, a huge platter, and possibly a globe and/or other forms. Then Bruno will assist you to double, triple (or more!) the size you can throw!

The first half of the day will feature Bruno talking and demo-ing. Then following a short lunch break, students will get down to work for the second half of the day, under Bruno's supervision.

This workshop is being repeated due to popular demand!

Cost: PS Members and Students: $100  |  Others: $125

Email, call 510-528-3286, or visit to arrange payment. Limited enrollment.



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