About the San Francisco
Ceramic Circle

The San Francisco Ceramic Circle was founded in 1972 and is among the oldest and most respected ceramic collectors organizations in the U.S.A. and is a valuable resource for anyone with an interest in antique ceramics or ceramic art.         

The S.F.C.C. is affiliated with the San Francisco Museums of Fine Art and sponsors a series of lectures on various aspects of ceramics. These are usually held in the Florence Gould Theatre at the Palace of the Legion of Honor located in Lincoln Park, San Francisco on Sundays starting at 10.00 am with mini-exhibits 1/2 hour before the talks. Topics range from Oriental pottery, through the great European factories of the 18th century to Modern Studio ceramics. Talks are given by museum curators, collectors, authors and dealers who are authorities in their fields.

For further details and SFCC activities see the SFCC BROCHURE.

Visitors to the museum are welcome to attend the free SFCC lectures.
There are useful links at the bottom of this page

San Francisco Ceramic Circle 2016 Lecture Program



Lecture title

Sunday 1/17/2016

John Johnston

Former Curator of Asian Art, San Antonio Museum of Art, and Research Fellow, Victoria and Albert Museum

"Picturing China on Porcelain: From Local Landmarks to the Willow Pattern."

Sunday 2/14/2016

Jeff Ruda, President of the SFCC and Professor Emeritus Art History, UC Davis

" Raphael, Engraving, and the Art of Maiolica "

in cooperation with the Graphic Arts Council, Achenbach Foundation

Sunday 3/27/2016


Charlotte Jacob-Hanson
Independent scholar and lecturer,

"In the Footsteps of Fidelle Duvivier:
        The French Connection."

Sunday 4/17/2016

Loren Zeller

President, Transferware Collector’s Club

"The Influence of Jean Pillement on 18th and 19th-Century Ceramic Designs."


May 22,2016


Justin Raccanello

Dealer in Italian Ceramics

" Italian Lustre glazes; Renaissance Maiolica and the 19th Century Rediscovery"

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the collection and appreciation of fine & antique porcelain or pottery.

Yearly membership dues are $60.00 for individuals and $95.00 for dual membership (two persons living at the same address)


For additional information about the S.F.C.C., to apply for membership or to attend a lecture as a guest write to:
San Francisco Ceramic Circle, P.O. Box 15163, San Francisco, California 94115, U.S.A. or phone (415) 750 - 3551

Links to Other Ceramic interest Organizations
SFCC member recommended Museums with Ceramic Collections

PRIOR SFCC PROGRAMS: 2015: 2014 : 2013 : 2012 : 2011 : 2010 :2009 : 2008 : 2007 : 2006 : 2005 : 2004 : 2003 : 2002 : 2001 : 2000 : 1999 : 1998 : 1997

USEFUL LINKS: San Francisco Museums of Fine Art (FAMSF) : Asian Art Museum of San Francisco :
Filoli House & Gardens at Woodside CA : Oakland Museum of California :

Patrician Antiques Home page : Porcelain index : Pottery index