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.

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