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40º 42’ 26.20” N 119º 28’ 01.18” W

As you wind out of Gerlach  heading for California on RT 447 you come to a wye in the road with a sign. Stay on Rt 447 curving to the left and you will soon find Planet X Pottery. It is the art oasis of John and Racheal Bogard, two "ex-hippys" from San Francisco who have made this place a home - and business.

Planet X Pottery was established in 1974 at the foot of Granite Mountain between the Smoke Creek & Black Rock deserts of Northern Nevada. This solar powered oasis has a working pottery studio & 3 show galleries. It is open to the public most every day from 10-4. Please call to be sure. This is definitely an experience you do not want to miss!

John has been studying & making pottery since 1969. In 1974 he moved to Gerlach to set up Planet X Pottery. Rachel (a veterinarian in her previous life) completes the team. Planet X started with just the remnants of an old homestead on the Emigrant Trail. Over the years studios & galleries have been built & a beautiful oasis created. Being totally off the grid (8 miles from the closest power) Planet X is run entirely off of solar, propane & generator. Once a blank spot on the map, Planet X has become a destination for Nevadans out exploring the desert & for tourists from all over the world. Stop by to see the display of fine porcelain, stoneware & Raku, have lunch under the ancient cottonwoods & enjoy the quiet solitude of one of the last unspoiled areas in the West. They also have a big Open House, Show & Sale on Memorial Day weekend & in September.

PLANET X POTTERY
John & Rachel Bogard
8100 Hwy 447 PO Box 4
Gerlach, NV 89412
(775) 442-1919 • bogards (at) planetxpottery.com

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Planet X as seen as you approach
The dirt drive way leading into the oasis
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Cool shade in the cottonwood trees
What is an oasis without  water
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The original Art Gallery
The second rustic studio
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The newest studio by iotself
A sample of green
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The interiors of all the galleries are spot clean - unbelievable for the desert environment
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A water cask with fossils
A water cask from the ocean
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Immegrant tools collected from all over the desert
Wheels and auto parts abound
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Like a saloon in paradise
Friends can relax and enjoy the hospitality
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Strolling the grounds and visiting the galleries
Perfect way to end a day of Black Rock Trekking