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Silver Canyon Pottery

22 Pebbly Beach Rd, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-765-6455
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Great experience and unique souvenirs!!

First and foremost- Robin is a pleasure! I was looking for an activity to surprise my husband... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
leahkyle
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Little Rock, Arkansas
Learn history of Catalina Island tile and pottery while making your own

Robin has so much passion and enthusiasm for Catalina pottery and tile making that it’s contagious... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gomccall
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California
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Silver Canyon Pottery offers an intimate glimpse into tile production on Catalina Island. Small, all inclusive tours, personally led by the artist, educate guests about the history, geology, artistic traditions, and techniques that created the historic tiles that define Catalina. Most fun of all, guests don an apron, role up their sleeves and create their own tile! Great family activity.
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  • Very good4%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“tile making” (23 reviews)
“catalina tiles” (12 reviews)
“history lesson” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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22 Pebbly Beach Rd, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed 3 days ago

First and foremost- Robin is a pleasure! I was looking for an activity to surprise my husband during a day trip to the Island in November, and found Silver Canyon Pottery on Trip Advisor. It sounded fun and fit perfectly into the ferry schedule for...More

Thank leahkyle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Robin has so much passion and enthusiasm for Catalina pottery and tile making that it’s contagious. One of my friends asked, “do I have to get my hands dirty?” Robyn responded that she needed to put her hands on that clay with reckless abandon and...More

Thank gomccall
Robin C, Owner at Silver Canyon Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Oh thank you so much. I will carry your kind words with me the rest of my day for sure! I have half joked that I could bag the clay up and sell it as a facial. I actually use it for that on myself....More

Reviewed 13 October 2017

Took my husband to Catalina for his birthday and ended our trip with a visit to Silver Canyon Pottery. We learned about the history of tile making on Catalina. We also had the opportunity to pick a couple of molds and make our own tile....More

Thank kdheim
Robin C, Owner at Silver Canyon Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Kim! Great to see you again. I'm starting to have quite a few "veteran tile makers" such as yourself and get to enjoy spending time with folks again. Glad it was such a nice fall Catalina day makin' tiles at Pebbly. Take care and...More

Reviewed 11 September 2017

This was a awesome experience. Great history on the island, then good hands on title making instruction from the artist. Can't believe what I made.

Thank Bruinfan3
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Robin gives a very interesting history lesson of the island. Then proceeds to instruct in tile making. Unlike so many things "To Do" on Catalina, this is a small intimate tour. It is fun, informative and personal. Then four weeks later your tiles show up...More

Thank ajbukovitz
Robin C, Owner at Silver Canyon Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know you loved it and your tiles too. My running joke is "applications for employment taken daily!" There really is no difference between the tile we make and the tiles you make. Hope they...More

Reviewed 25 August 2017

This was my second time to take this tile-making class. Robin is so knowledgeable about Catalina history and pottery. My granddaughter and I had a fun time learning how to make the tiles, selecting the molds and colors. I can't wait to see them. Thanks,...More

Thank Californiatravelor
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Excellent experience! Robin was thoughtful, kind, knowledgable, and demonstrated great passion about her people and the birth of island tile making.

Thank Juli C
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Very very friendly owner gave us a history of the Island and gave a wonderful lession on how to make tiles . It was fun and fascinating to learn to make the tilies . About 40% of all the tiles found on the Island come...More

Thank Alan P
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Silver Canyon Pottery is in the old Catalina Tile buildings. My husband, brother-in-law, and I went to make tiles in the pottery class. Robin, the resident potter, shared her vast knowledge of the history of the Catalina and its brick, then later tile, company, and...More

Thank Janis H
Robin C, Owner at Silver Canyon Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Thanks Janis! I had fun with you and the brothers as well. I enjoy how surprised folks are that the experience is just so different and unique. It's just it's own special thing. ( and a great quiet getaway from the bustle of town.....for me...More

Reviewed 7 June 2017

We took the one hour pottery class and loved it! Robin, the teacher, is a very charismatic person who grew up on the island and knows a ton about its history and geology. We went to the Catalina Museum earlier, but we still learned a...More

Thank kagee219
Robin C, Owner at Silver Canyon Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Thanks! I always feel a little extra pressure when folks have been to our new Catalina Island Museum first! (only a little, wink wink). I could call our studio " hands on history" in the making. That's the cool thing about clay. You're tiles last...More

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1 April 2017|
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Response from Robin C | Property representative |
Hi there. Tiles are 4" x 4" in size. They are a fully fired stoneware tile that is ok for using in any indoor or outdoor installation (hard freeze conditions not recommended). We are not on the cruise ship tour offerings... More
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Robyn_eeyore
17 May 2016|
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Response from turbonoodles | Reviewed this property |
This is just a working studio, but not a gallery. It is located on the second floor of a building - it is open air. She has a small area that has samples and pieces you can purchase. There are many places in town that you... More
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Janine511
26 October 2015|
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Response from Robin C | Property representative |
Hi there. We have an all inclusive price of $50 per person adults and $40 for kids thru 16. This covers your whole experience which is round trip shuttle to the studio, 3 tiles per person and because we must finish them for... More
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