Bonnie Hotz Pottery
Handmade Functional Pottery For Everyday Use
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Bonnie Pollack Hotz (b. 1959, NY)  (831) 229-7425

Select Shows/Gigs:

2020 Created hundreds of logo gift mugs for the company bind, Minnesota.

2019 Solo Exhibition, FLUX Gallery, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA.

2019 “FunctionFest 2019” group exhibit, Clay Center of New Orleans

2019 “Clay from ACGA” group exhibit, Epperson Gallery, Crockett, CA.

2019 “Purposeful Pottery” group exhibit, Blue Line Arts, Roseville CA.

2018-19 “ACGA Clay and Glass Festival” Palo Alto, CA. Exhibiting Member

2014 - 2018 “Capitola Art & Wine Show,” Capitola, CA.

2015 & 2017 “Palo Alto Art Festival,” Palo Alto, CA.

2014 - 2019 “Homecrafters Marketplace,” Carmel, CA.

2016 - 2017 “The Intimate Object XII,” Charlie Cummings Gallery, FLA.

2016 “Big Sur Food and Wine,” Big Sur, CA.

2016 "Saratoga Rotary Art Show," Saratoga, CA.

2015 “Los Altos Rotary Art Show,” Los Altos, CA.

2014 “Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival,” In the Redwoods, CA.

2013 “Walnut Creek Fine Arts Festival,” Walnut Creek, CA.

2013 “Americana Festival,” Monterey Fairgrounds, Monterey, CA.

2012 “Independent Marketplace,” Sand City, CA.

2012 “West End Celebration,” Sand City, CA.

1992 “ACC Baltimore,” Baltimore, MD.

1992 – 1998 “Monterey County Open Studios”, CA.

1992 – 1994 “Carmel Art & Wine Festival,” Sunset Center, Carmel, CA, Won 2nd place for best booth.

1991 “San Francisco Buyer's Market,” Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA

1991 “Monterey County Open Studios,” All of the Purchase Awards granted were redeemed in my booth!

1990 "Palo Alto Clay and Glass Festival," Association of California Ceramic Artists, Palo Alto, CA, Juried Exhibiting Member Show.

1990 “Monterey County Open Studios Group Show,” Pacific Grove Art Center.

1990 “Carl Cherry Center for the Arts,” Group Show, Carmel CA.

1989 “Buyers Market of Contemporary Craft,” Santa Monica, CA.

1989 “Freehand Gallery,” Group Show, Los Angeles, CA.

Public Art:

2009 installation. Assisted Melissa Smedley using oil clay to create Knots in Bronze for The Wharf at Point Loma, San Diego Port District.


2019 Ceramic Demonstration - how to pierce pottery, Ceram-A-Rama, Santa Cruz Mtn. Art Center

2010 Teacher, create coil pottery, 5th grade Washington Union, Salinas, CA.

2004 Presenter/Demonstrator/Instructor, How to use underglazes on tile, how to clear glaze and fire tile. Toro Park School Art Docents.

Community Service:

2005 Project Coordinator/Designer and Instructor, Outdoor Ceramic Tile Murals, two 3' x 10' and one 3' x 20' installed on site on exterior of buildings at Toro Park Elementary, Salinas, CA. They depict land, sea and sky. Every student, teacher and anyone who worked at the school painted a tile.


2019 Coast Weekly, article re: solo exhibition at Monterey Museum of Art

2018 Edible Monterey Bay Summer Edition, Plate Like a Chef article

2018 Off 68, Q&A, Monterey County newspaper

2017 The Californian, Artist Profile, Salinas, CA newspaper

2017 Off 68, Artist Profile, Monterey County newspaper

2016 Blogs: Prevailing Parent, Musing About Mud, Cup A Day, Plate A Day...

2012, Off 68, Monterey County Newspaper

1997, East Bay Magazine, San Francisco Bay

1996, Adventures in Dining Magazine, Feature Article, Monterey County

1993, 1994, 1995 Variety of articles, The Monterey Herald Newspaper

Studied With:

Michael Simon

Rutheann Tudball

Lee Hyang-gu, Kim Seong-tae, You Yong-chul, Choi in-gyu & Jo Se-yeon

Rob Barnard

Lana Wilson

Lorna Meaden

Jeff Oestrich

Elaine Pinkernell

Sara Jaeger