This entry refers to a departed business that has closed or left town. All information here is for historical reference only.


132 E Street #1E, in Downtown Mansion Square
next to A Better Place to Bead, Tapioca Express and American Graffiti tattoo shop
(you can't see it from the street)
Tues & Wed 12-6, Thurs & Fri 12-9, Sat & Sun 12-6, closed Mon
(530) 750-2165

The Pottery Place closed January 30, 2005.

The Pottery Place has bique (unglazed pottery) you can come in and paint, and within a week it is fired and ready for pick-up. You can use the plates and mugs and stuff in the microwave and the dishwasher. You generally want to give yourself a couple of hours to paint, because if you've never painted (glazed) pottery before, it might take longer than you think it will.


  • Studio fee covers using the glazes and firing of your pieces ($10 for adults, $5 for kids 10 & under)
  • To the studio fee you add the cost of the pieces you pick out to paint (they range from $2.50 to $40)


  • 2 for Tuesday: 2 adults can come in together and the studio fee will be $10 together instead of $10 each
  • 15% off Wednesday: all pottery you paint that day will be 15% off