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 2015 Lecture Program



Lecture title

Sunday 1/18/2015

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

"Invention and Art at Meissen:
Europe's First True Porcelain"

Sunday 2/15/2015

Malcolm Gutter

SFCC Board Member and Collector

SFCC MEMBERS ONLY with reservations;

Conducted tour of the Malcolm Gutter Collection of Early Meissen

Sunday 2/22/2015

Malcolm Gutter

SFCC Board Member & Collector

SFCC MEMBERS ONLY with reservations;

Conducted tour of the Malcolm Gutter Collection of Early Meissen



9.30 - 11.30AM

Stuart Slavid

Skinner's Auctions

"Wedgwood's Fairyland Lustre"

Sunday 4/19/2015
9.30 - 11.30AM

David Pendergast

"Maya Pots and English Crocks:
1800 BC to AD 1450"

Sunday 9/24/2015


Annual meeting

"Pot Night" Show and tell. Refreshments and door prizes. MEMBERS ONLY

Sunday 10/18/2015
9.30 - 11.30AM

Glenn Berry

SFCC Board Member & Collector

"Sèvres 19th-Century Porcelain
Marks:  1800 to 1850, a reflection of French society and a basis of authentication."

Sunday 11/15/2015
9.30 - 11.30AM

 Diana Daniels

Curator of Contemporary Art
Crocker Art Museum

"What California Modern Wrought:  
The Apotheosis of Ceramic Sculpture."

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: 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 :

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