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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.

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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.

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Today, the guild 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. 

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How can I take classes?

The City of Aurora offers classes in throwing, hand building, sculpture, and other ceramics skills at the historic Bicentennial Arts Center (BAC), the original site of the guild's studio. There are several options for firing pottery and 40 custom glazes to work with. Whether you're a beginner or a master, there's always something new to learn here. More information can be found here.

In addition to the Bicentennial Arts Center, Trails Recreation Center offers pottery classes in the south east Aurora area.

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!


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

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