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 2014 Lecture Program



Lecture title

Sunday January 19.9:30am

Robert Aronson

An Overview of Dutch Delft

Sunday February 16. 9:30am

Joseph Taylor

American Decorative Tile:
From Its 19th-century Roots to the Present and Beyond


Sunday March 23. 9:30am

Charlotte Jacob-Hansen

A Giles Italianate Service:
Fifteen Worcester Plates Reveal a Decorative Grand Tour


Sunday April 13. 9:30am

Dr. Kirby William Brown

The Ceramics of California Faience
and West Coast Porcelain


Sunday April 27. 9:30am
Ekaterina Khmelnitskaya Russian Imperial Porcelain and Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes.

Sunday May 4. 9:30am
Dr Julia Weber

The Hoym-Lemaire Affair: Meissen, Fakes and Scandal in Paris around 1730



September 18 6-9 pm


Pot Night,

members only


Location see Newsletter
Sunday October 12 9:30am
Fred Daniels

Haviland's 1879 Hayes Presidential Dinner Service



10/22/2014 through 10/26/2014


The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show, Festival Pavillion, Fort Mason,San Francisco The San Francisco Ceramic Circle is a Cultural Partner for San Francisco's Premier Antique Show.
Sunday November 16 9:30am
Dr Renee Dreyfus Ancient Greek Pottery at the Legion of Honor
Sunday December 7 11am & 1:30pm

The following programs sponsored by the American Decorative Arts Forum of Northern California will be of interest to anyone with an interest in ceramics and social history. These are not part of the SFCC program. Admission is free for ADAF and SFCC members. For all others the fee is $20.00 after the museum entry fee.

Leslie Grigsby


Lecture 1. at 11:00 AM

Wining Dining and Social life; Food and Beverage Wares 1600-1730

Lecture 2. at 2:00 PM

Wining Dining and Social life; Food and Beverage Wares 1730-1860

SFCC 2015 Program    

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: 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 :

Patrician Antiques Home page : Porcelain index : Pottery index