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Welcome to Clouds Porcelain

California Studio Pottery Since 1977
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Reduction Patterns
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Clouds Pottery
608 1/2 Sutter Street, Folsom, California 95630

Open Everyday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Call to order at 800-472-4591 during business hours

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15 pumpkins were pulled from the kiln and 7 are left!

Back by popular demand are Mary Cargile's pumpkins which are just in time for the harvest season. Mary has said, "There is only 15 and no more!" (Of course if we holler loud enough as we did a few months ago perhaps she will create more.)  I have numbered the ones that are left in the picture below for easier selection.

I started with 15--then had 9--now only 7!
Still in stock: 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12 & 15.

Large 16"round $40, medium 14"rnd $35 & small 12" rnd $30

Three sizes small $30, medium $35 and large $40

The Fall spirit is in the air with the lovely cooler autumnal weather and it's steering our palettes. Therefore, black cats, ghosts and goblins are creeping on to our pots and our white glaze pieces are being painted with pumpkins, grapes and sunflower patterns. There will be a limited amount of special Halloween & Thanksgiving pieces this year so get your order in early.

Our Signature IRIS Pattern Since 1977!!

Harvest Time

Autumnal Color Palette just around the bend.

Come check us out!

Jack-O-Lanterns, Ghosts & Cats!! $40

This beautifully set table consists of our ever popular English Garden 

pattern and our Motherlode Pearl Blue glaze.

One of our newest items thrown by Paul McVicker is a domed butter dish or cheese tray.

Shown in Iris, Pearl Blue and Poppy.

They are approx. 7"diameter x 4"tall and retail $32-40.

Assorted lotus bowl ranging in price from $14 - $54.

Above is our Pearl Blue glaze and Pearl Blue/Super Red glazes.

Hydrangea, Pansy, and Hibiscus patterns.


Shown above is our Dragonfly pattern, hand appliquéd one of a kind teapots (center) $86 and Pearl Blue glaze.

Check Out Our New Page Called "Painted Patterns" Showing All Our Patterns and Variations

and Nearly 50 of Our Most Popular Items

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 decade, 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 at 609 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, at 608 Sutter St.