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
PLANET X POTTERY