top of page

Our Story

What is the Aurora Potters' Guild?

The Aurora Potters' Guild was founded in 1978 when a few local potters collaborated with the City of Aurora to establish a pottery studio in the back room of the brand new Bicentennial Art Center.

Gradually, the guild used profits from their biannual guild sales to build up the studio into one of the largest community ceramics centers in the Denver area.

bac sept 2022.jpg

Built in 1938, Bicentennial Art Center was originally Lowry Air Force Building No. 1600. It's location high on a ridge made it ideal for a radio communications center during WW2. It's service plus unique architecture earned it historical preservation status in 2013.

karin rivale - blue turtle bowl.jpg

Although no longer associated with the Bicentennial Arts Center, the guild still provides a supportive community to artists from many public and private studios all over Aurora and the surrounding area. Our members can participate in our biannual sales along with other activities that support art and our communities. 

Can I join the guild?

Guild fees are $30/year and any ceramicist can sign up here. In addition to a few meetings a year, guild members also participate in twice yearly sales. A flat fee and percentage of sales go to supporting marketing, rent, and insurance for sales. 

margie small dishes.jpg
joe letchenberg - windmill plaque_edited.jpg

How can I take classes?

Several places in the Metro area offer pottery classes, including the City of Denver, and Trails Recreation Center in Centennial.

Private studios include AlSi (Aluminum Silicone), Denver Art Students League, and FLUX Studios. 

How can I get information about the sales?

Sales are biannual in May and November. You can sign up to receive emails about them at the bottom of this page. We send about 4 -6 emails per year, so be assured we will not spam your inbox!


Sign Up for Notifications

We send out emails 4-6 times a year to let people know about our sales

bottom of page