We are a 2500 sq. ft. high fire ceramics studio firing to Cone 10 and we use Bee-mix and Coleman’s porcelain. The high fire is the closest you can get to glass. Seasoned potters and ceramic artists and complete beginners are welcome here!

Our studio is in the Historic Channel Island Arts Building - a former Bronze Foundry - at 480 Front Street in Grover Beach, just across the railroad tracks from the Pismo Monarch Butterfly Grove.

We have wheel and handbuilding classes, memberships, and open studio hours 6 days a week.


We also have pottery sales and host visiting artist workshops, field trips, parties, pot talks, potlucks and other fun events.

Some of what we offer:

  • Open 10am-10pm Tuesday - Sunday. Closed Mondays.

  • All new equipment

  • 10 Pacifica pottery wheels

  • 20 cubic foot gas downdraft kiln

  • Bailey slab roller

  • Brent extruder

  • Spray booth

  • Full array of hand tools

  • Bose music system

  • Beautiful outdoor patio area

  • Gorgeous glazes

About Susan

Susan Bass opened Pottery Coast in December  2017 after realizing that there was going to be no place available to make high fire ceramics because they were cancelling access to community college classes.

Susan built Pottery Coast as part of her MFA Thesis and designed every square inch of the studio and layout. With help from some good friends and support from the local community, she built Pottery Coast over a ten month period. She plans to expand by opening an adjoining art gallery. 

Susan is a pottery guru and ceramic and mixed-media artist. She received her MFA from Sierra Nevada College and has had her work shown in several galleries and shows in California and Nevada.