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berkeley potters guild [longish]

updated wed 18 mar 98


Rikki Gill on tue 17 mar 98

Since several people have asked about the guild, I decided to answer on
line. We are located at 731 Jones St, in Berkeley. Our Phone# is
510-524-7031. We are the oldest and largest group of professional potters
in Berkeley. We do not teach thru the guild, altho several members teach
elsewhere. Our show is limited to people who have studios in the building.
Actually we have two official shows a year, our spring show the first two
week-ends in may, and our holiday show from thanksgiving week end on thru
christmas. We have had an on-site gallery for about six years, and it is
open sat and sun 10am to 5pm.The work varies from production to one of a
kind art pieces. I think the quality is very high. The area where we are
located is also an interesting one. We are just down the street [we are on
Jones at 4th] from Berkeley's newest, most upscale shopping area, 4th
street. Expensive shops, great restaurants, etc. Before the
gentrification it was, and still is, studios, workshops, and some light
industry. We have been in this building for about 30 years. We have one
or two people still here from the original group, tho I myself have only
been a member for about 17 years. On the whole we do well as a group, and
our shows are quite well attended. Hope you will check us out. Thanks,