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Welcome to Clouds Porcelain

California Studio Pottery Since 1977
About Us
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Open 7 days a week

Sunday - Friday 11-5 & Saturday 10-6

Orders at 800-472-4591 during business hours (pst) 

  • Our store and production studio is at 608 1/2 Sutter Street in Folsom's Historic District.
  • We are adjacent to the Power House Pub, Sutter Street Steakhouse and newly opened Marley & Moo American Gastropub. Grand opening Citizen Vine in our old building on Sutter Street.
  • Immediately facing our store entrance is an 80 car free parking lot between Riley and Scott Street. 

Above is our shiny Shino glaze which is fired to perfection!

Accompanying this glaze is a blushed poppy medium square plate.

Our high fired Motherlode Ware 

Left top Melring coffee pot, top center Mardi Gras regular chip & dip and bottom

center Melring/rutile green teapot.

This beautifully set table consist of our ever popular English Garden pattern and our lustrous Pearl Blue Motherlode.

Blue Lotus Bowls #12 $26 (10" diameter)

Our first harvest of the season has arrived!!

Mary Cargile's punky pumpkins, ghastly ghost and crazed cats all recently picked from our gas fired Geil kiln and just put on display!

They are ready for their new homes!

Approx. 7" tall, with a cutout in the back to house a tealight or votive.

Retail for $36

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.

Just one of our newest pieces thrown by our Master Potter, 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 $32-38.

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

                                              608 1/2 Sutter St.  Folsom, CA 95630 

We are a Collaborative Pottery producing functional ware, architectural specialties and tile murals. Founded in 1977 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 80% of our porcelain on the potters wheel. We cast about 30% 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 30 years by Penny Cloud and for the past decade, Linda Allison.) In oxidation also are many of Linda Allison's one of a kind seasonal patterns. The other firing style is known as high fire reduction. Mary Cargile 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

Contact us: 
Our studio: 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 the Victorian building, Marly & Moo American Gastropub, at 608 Sutter St.)