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About Us

Welcome to Capital Ceramics!

Our Current Hours of Operation ( Hours are subject to change)

Monday- Closed

Tuesday- Storefront open! 9am-6pm Paint your Own Pottery 9am-5pm and Open Studio for VIP Members!

Wednesday- Storefront closed! Pick up Hours are from 9am-4pm Please call in your order and pay over the phone.  Pottery Classes and Sculpture Classes are run this day. To Sign up please visit https://www.aurorastudio.club/ or call #801-466-6471

Thursday-Store Front open! Paint your own Pottery Hours 9am-5pm and open studio for VIP Members.

Friday-Storefront Closed!  Pick up Hours are from 9am-4pm Please call in your order and pay over the phone. Pottery Classes and Sculpture Classes are run this day. To Sign up please visit https://www.aurorastudio.club/ or call #801-466-6471

Saturday- Storefront Open 9am-1pm Paint your own pottery and Open Studio is from 9am-12pm


Please come see us at 2601 S 2700 W, Suite 100, Salt Lake City, UT 84119!  If you use a GPS system to find us, put in West Valley City as the city for the address.

Capital Ceramics is the largest retailer and wholesaler of pottery and ceramic supplies in Utah and its surrounding area.  Since 1949 we’ve focused on providing the best possible service and price to our customers who are artists, teachers, hobbyists and industrial enterprises.  We carry an extensive line of clays, glazes, paints, tools, kilns, pottery wheels and anything you need for your art.  Our products are from trusted brand names such as Aurora, Paragon, Duncan, Mayco, Kemper, and many others.

In our 65th year we are expanding our offerings, improving our retail store, adding a art Studio, providing e-commerce options to better help us get products to you.  We cater to the highly acclaimed artist, educators, kids and the new hobbyist alike. 

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History of Capital Ceramics

In 1949 Merle Peratis moved to Salt Lake City and started a company based on helping other artists start their own ceramics companies.  Merle was a leader in women-owned businesses long before they were common.  Not only did she build the business but she was a leader in establishing ceramic organizations and held many officer positions.

Throughout her career she reached out to many in the United States with magazine articles and lectures on the art of ceramics.  Her daughters joined her in the business and together they built the largest pottery and ceramic retailer and wholesaler in Utah and its surrounding states.  With dedicated customers, great service, fair pricing and commitment to integrity Capital Ceramics the company has become a respected member of the clay arts community.

Sadly, as time goes on, things must change.  Merle Peratis is now 95 years old and happily enjoying her success after only recently retiring from the business.  Her daughters have also decided to hang up their aprons, so the business was sold to Kenneth Mangum.

The managers at Capital Ceramics are committed to growing the business even further through the use of internet technology, direct sales, expanded product offerings, retail store enhancements and the support of artists and art events.  The company will continue its pledge of service, fair pricing and integrity.  It is our pledge to you, and to Mrs. Merle!


Our Commitment to You

Our goal is that customers will a leave our store happy.  We pledge to continue our long history of great service, fair pricing and integrity.

If you feel unsatisfied at any time with the quality of our products or service, please call the Manager Jennifer at 801-466-6471 and we will do what we can to make it right!