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.


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 2018 Lecture Program



Lecture title

Sunday 1/21/2018


Michael Sack

Past Board member and Treasurer of the SFFC


William Alexander and the Macartney Mission to China: Chinese Scenes on Transferware Pottery.

Sunday 2/25/2018

Dr Christopher Maxwell

Curator of European Glass

Corning Museum


The Design and Function of 18th century Tableware.

Sunday 3/15/2018


Jodie Wilkie

Head of Ceramics & Glass

Christie's Auction House

Ceramics from the David Rockefeller Collection


April 15

Sally Kevill-Davies

Cataloguer of the English porcelain at the Fitzwilliam
Museum, Cambridge UK

Chelsea Porcelain Figures.

The talk will follow up on SFCC’s donation of the
Chelsea "Carpenter with His Tools" to the Legion of Honor in 2016.


May 20


Glenn Berry

SFCC member and Former Vice President

Porcelain Plaques: A New Type of Canvas, An Elevation of an Art Form.



Date to be announced
Summer Social. MEMBERS ONLY



Date to be announced
Pot Night / Annual Meeting. MEMBERS ONLY

October 21


To be Announced

November 18


To be Announced

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 26773, San Francisco, California 94126, U.S.A. or phone (415) 750 - 3551

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


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 :