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Welcome to Clouds Porcelain

California Studio Pottery Since 1977
About Us
Fine Print
Inlay Ball Jars
Inlay Steins
Inlay Vases
Holiday Pieces
Painted patterns
Reduction Patterns
Lotus Bowls
Flower frogs
Bathroom accesories
Custom Tile
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Clouds Pottery
608 1/2 Sutter Street, Folsom, California 95630

Open Everyday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (pst)

Call 800-472-4591 to order during business hours

Or email us at:

We do not at this time have an online store and we apologize for the inconvenience but we will be glad to send you pictures via email or text to your smartphone during business hours of any pieces you are interested in.

(Please note that all of our pieces are one-of-a-kind and vary in color and size.)

Events Happening in Historic Folsom this Winter

Folsom Ice Rink - Open through January 16th, 2017 - 10 to 10 - 7 days a week


Our Signature Traditional IRIS Pattern Since 1977!!

Tissue Holder $30
Wastebasket $60
Four styles of Lotion/Soap Dispenser $22
4x4 tile $10
Round 2 piece Soap Dish $20
Cast Soap dish $18
Wall lights (unavailable)
Toothbrush Holders $24
Tumblers $16


Beautiful Inlay Millring PotteryPoppy Collection

English Garden Pattern

Pearl Blue Reduction Glaze


Pearl Blue Glaze

Pearl Blue/Super Red Glazes

Hydrangea Pattern
Pansy Pattern
Hibiscus Pattern

Dragonfly Pattern

Pearl Blue Glaze
 Lotus bowls are handcrafted by us in our Studio in Folsom, California.

Assorted lotus bowl range in price from $16 - $70

Reduction Glazes

Super Red
Mardi Gras
Millring/Rutile Green
Pearl Blue with Cobalt or Iron
Rutile Green
Rutile Green/Laguna Green
Rutile Green with Iron Brushwork
Millring with Rutile Brushwork
Clear White with Cobalt Brushwork
Tenmoku with Rutile Brushwork
Tenmoku with Buttermatte
Fruit & Vegetable 3D Tile Wall Mural

This one-of-a-kind tile wall mural made by Mary Cargile for Clouds Pottery.  It is for wall installation behind a range or stove.

It measures 34" wide X 25 1/2" high before grouting. Each tile is 4 1/4" square and totals 48 tiles (8 tiles wide by 6 tiles high).

It would be a beautiful addition to any kitchen indoors or out. This high fire porcelain handmade 3D wall mural retails for $1,280


Who We Are & What We Do

We are a Collaborative Pottery producing functional ware since 1977. Founded by G.F. and Penny Cloud and located in Folsom, California. Folsom is an old gold rush town located just East of Sacramento on the American River. Our store and studio are adjacent to the shore of Lake Natoma next to the State Powerhouse visitors center and down the street from the Folsom history museum. 


We throw about 90% of our porcelain on the potters wheel. We cast about 10% in molds we have designed and made ourselves. We do site specific custom tile in both flat painted and gas-relief hand built designs. We work together on most projects and each person brings their strengths to a project -- thus we work in a wide variety of styles depending on who the lead artist is. We work in two distinct firing mediums. Oxidation high fire -- which yields the painted pottery (there are about 40 patterns developed over the last 40 years by Penny Cloud and for the past two decades, Linda Allison.) 

Last December (2015) Paul McVicker rejoined our team of master porcelain potters, Mary Cargile and Karen Adler who have been throwing our pottery for over 30 years.

The other firing style is known as high fire reduction. Mary is the lead artist on these. These pieces are done in a kiln that is smoked all the way through the firing. The glazes come out in a wide variety of ways- and what we give up in predictability is made up in spades by excitement. We are a family owned and run business. Because it is our kids and grandkids and friends who work here and we want to keep our clients happy and healthy, we use no Lead, Cadmium or Barium in our work and use no toxins in our studio.   

Clouds Pottery Staff


G.F. Cloud, Founder

Our Location

608 1/2 Sutter St., Folsom, CA 95630
800-472-4591 /  916-985-3411
In 2008 we sold our brick building on Sutter St. and moved our store to our studio--across the street and down our walkway--to 608 1/2 Sutter St.
We are located across the street from our old shop and behind Marly & Moo American Gastropub.