Joy Imai, Studio Potter

I’m Joy Imai, and I have been the potter in residence at Allied Arts Guild since 1986.

The holidays are already upon us, and since all the craft shows have been canceled because of the pandemic, there are two ways to find my work - my Etsy shop,

my studion/retail shop at Allied Arts Guild, Menlo Park, CA

My pottery shop/studio is located at the south end of the Rose Walk. I work on small batches and some one-of-a-kind functional pottery for the home, kitchen table and garden. The shop gallery is stocked with my current work for sale.

I share retail shop space with a few talented artisans:

Inja Ink Calligraphy has a nice selection of thoughtful cards, little books and quotations in her beautiful hand lettering for sale. Inja also hand letters many of the Bay Area’s wedding invitations. She can be contacted by e mail at .

The fabric artistry of Blanche Prior, who specializes in sashiko stitchery and applique wall constructions and coasters are also available. Recently Blanche has been drawing and doing collage works, many made into greeting cards. Blanche is also making cool 100% cotton face masks for sale!!

Our newest member is Patti Avery. She is a fine arts painter and some of her watercolors are made into lovely greeting cards. She also stitches together animals out of felt and katsuri fabric and cleverly fashions them into seasonal basket ornaments . Patti collages little gift boxes with flowers and Japanese decorative paper. Patti is also making face masks in the colors of her paintings.


The shop also has Grace Note Chimes, Deerhaven soaps, Shizu’s wrapped stones, Japanese incense, chopstick rests from Japan, and many more wonderful small gifts. .

Shop hous:

Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday -  11:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday  - 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Thursday - 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday - 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday - 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday -  CLOSED

Phone: 650-321-8188



Some of my newest work is

now available on ETSY

Click here to go to my ETSY Shop!


Special Handling Pottery
at Allied Arts Guild

75 Arbor Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025