Something to Hold Onto

Special Event Saturday February 22 from 10am-4pm FREE! Everyone Welcome!

Mountain Pottery is pleased to announce a collaboration with Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, a Cannupa Hanska Luger Beadmaking workshop...”Something To Hold Onto.” 

With “Something To Hold Onto” artist Cannupa Hanska Luger “aims to utilize social collaboration to re-humanize large and abstract data through the process of creating handmade objects.” In this case the data is the more than 7,209 migrant deaths while crossing the southwestern border of the United States over the past 20 years. In workshops at Mountain Pottery and across the country individuals will make clay beads to represent each of these lost lives. The clay beads will be incorporated in a monumental work of art by Cannupa Hanska Luger at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum in Mesa Arizona. 

Learn More

 Tiffany Fairall, Chief Curator, and Colette Pecenka, Curator of Exhibitions and Education, from Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum at Mesa Arts Center will lead this amazing day of art and social awareness. Join us at Mountain Pottery to learn more about this important project and to make a bead to contribute to the installation. FREE... everyone welcome! 

AAI Artist Studio Tour: Saturday May 11, 11am-4pm

Gallery Shop

Our 12 ceramic artists have a variety of unique handmade ceramic pieces available for sale in our Gallery Shop.

Create with Clay

Get your hands on some clay and make a set of creative and functional coasters ($35) or schedule a wheel throwing class, ceramic hand-building workshop, precious metal clay or copper enameling workshop at your convenience.

Live Music

TerryJo Stratton & Jeff Hixon will be performing live in front of Mountain Pottery during the open studio tour.

Free Community Events

Pottery Wheel Demonstrations

Pottery Wheel Demonstrations

Pottery Wheel Demonstrations


Dr. Arthur Tobias and other Idyllwild potters present pottery wheel and ceramics demonstrations every Saturday morning promptly at 10am-11am.

Pottery Lecture & Discussion

Pottery Wheel Demonstrations

Pottery Wheel Demonstrations


Dr, Arthur Tobias presents Artists on Art. Come be inspired...learn something new...Every second Monday of the month April-October from 7-8pm.

Dog Days of Summer Saturday September 7 from 10-3


Celebrate Dogs!

Bring your furry friend to Mountain Pottery for a day for the dogs of Idyllwild. 


Mayor Max

We'll have a visit from Mayor Max and his deputies Mikey & Mitzi!


Make or Buy

Mountain Pottery and other local vendors will have a variety of dog themed items to make or buy. Also, professional pet photography.