- Arrowsmith Potters Guild Website,
, Parksville, B.C. Canada
We teach pottery and educate community about pottery and its uses.
The members are aged from 20 years to 84 years and comprise a good cross section of our community. We of necessity must contain our service to our Oceanside area of Mid-Vancouver Island. Our functions are centered mainly in our home at the old C.P.R. Railway Station in Parksville, B.C.
- Barn Potters (no website),
, Nelson Bay, NSW, Australia
Port Stephens area Pottery Club. We have been in existance since 1981 and have approximate 45 members. Our location is the PORT STEPHENS COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE. The pottery area is 27 x 10 metres, we have 4 electric kilns, 1 gas kiln and controled RAKU kilns. We are open every day to members. New potters must become members of the Arts Centre
- Blue Mist Pottery Website, Joseph Vitek, Baltimore, MD, USA
Ceramic Arts and outreach to community. Members are studio potters and sculptors. Adult education classes, Ceramic art gallery and sales, master classes, resident artist spaces.
- Blue Ridge Potters Guild, Inc. Website, Ann Hess,
, Christiansburg, Virginia, US
Members are from the south central part of Virginia. We sponsor workshops, and an annual all pottery show in Roanoke, VA An annual fee gives membership and benefits of email newsletter, participation in meetings, member rates for workshops, and priority for participation in annual show. Members are requested to help with the work of the all volunteer group. There are 70 members in the incorporated Guild.
- Bonnyville Potter's Club (no website), Joy Clarke,
, Bonnyville, Alberta, Canada
The club has been in operation since 1977 and has moved several times. we are a small club that endevors to survive. We hold classes for beginners (adults) and for children. We have had in the past club sales but because of the small club size we haven't for a few years.
Our new space is in the Agriplex in our town. We have alot of equipment, including; slab roller, extruder, 8 electric wheels, 1 kick wheel. We also have wedging tables and a variety of tools.
To become a member an individual can contact me through e-mail.
- Cariboo Potters Guild (no website),
, Williams Lake, BC, Canada
The Cariboo Potters Guild has been active in Williams Lake for many years. There is a mix of experienced potters, novice and beginner potters. The guild puts on a series of lessons for beginning potters once or twice per year to encourage new members and raise money for guild activities and supplies. The guild has an electric kiln, a gas kiln and several wheels. We meet once per month Sept to June. We particpate in local art show and sales. The guild from time to time brings in instructors to demonstrate various aspects of throwing, sculpture or glazing. We share an old school portable with the Cariboo Art Society at present.
- Carolina Clay Guild (no website), Patricia Harden,
We have served the Piedmont Triad/Triangle and Foothills of North Carolina for 17 years. Membership is not limited
to those living in the area. We have members living in 4 states.
Our membership of app. 40 sponsors workshop, shows, and meetings. Our workshops are held in the Greensboro, NC area with our hands on workshops held at Rockingham Community College, Wentworth, NC, USA.
We have 3-5 workshops a year with such well known artists as Ron Roy,
Sandi Pierantozzi, Ellen Shankin, and Cynthia Bringle to name a few. Patricia Harden at email@example.com may be
contacted for membership informantion. Dues are $15 per year.
- Centered Connecticut Potters Cooperative (no website),
, Avon, CT, USA
Centered serves Connecticut, has been in existence for over 25 years, and has 40 members. We sponsor workshops, share information and provide support for both new and established potters in the Central Connecticut area. To become a member, attend a meeting, pay dues and be willing to participate.
- Chapel Hill High School Ceramics Website, Victoria Sylvestre,
, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Chapel Hill High School is an excellent public high school in Chapel Hill, NC. The ceramics department is run by Victoria Sylvestre who has her MFA in Ceramics and has been working with clay ever since she was born. CHHS Ceramics has 10 potter's wheels, 2 slab rollers, 2 large extruders, 3 Skutt kilns, raku facilities, airbrush facilities, extensive glazes and a variety of clay bodies. We work in the surrounding community by donating artwork to charities, installing mosaics in public buildings and making the world more beautiful.
- Clay Alliance of Cincinnati Website,
, Cincinnati OH USA
The Clay Alliance's mission is to raise the profile of Clay and Clay Artists in the Greater Cincinnati Area. We were founded in 1998 and have 105 members. We have a Spring Pottery sale held on the grounds of the historic Rookwood Pottery in May and will be conducting our 4th Empty Bowls this year.Prospective members may visit our web site and sigh up.
- Colorado Potter's Guild Website,
, Denver, CO USA
The Colorado Potters Guild was founded as a not-for-profit cooperative in 1964 to promote individual artistic growth, provide studio facilities for the members, promote the artistic standing of the Guild and to contribute to the growth of ceramic arts in Colorado.
There are currently 40 members.
The Guild is located in an old creamery on the now popular block of "old South Pearl" in Denver, CO. In 1984 we purchased the building, ensuring a "home" for potters in the future.
Our building provides excellent studio space for the potter. Equipment includes eleven wheels, a slab roller, an extruder, a complete glaze studio, a spray booth, a separate damp room, three electric kilns and three gas kilns for reduction firing, one of which is a vapor kiln. Guild glazes are maintained for use by all members, or a member may choose to mix individual glazes from the full range of chemicals available.
Our membership, whose work ranges from functional to sculptural, reflects a diversity of backgrounds and interests, but all have in common a pride in this organization and a dedication to quality, excellence and personal growth. Although not equipped to accept the beginning potter, the Colorado Potters Guild welcomes members of all expertise. The philosophy is that each person has room to grow, no matter what his/her current level of development. Most important is the desire to work and develop, and a willingness to enter into the cooperative spirit whch allows the Guild to function. Applications for membership are always welcome and are reviewed as space becomes available.
The Guild engages with the community through donations of work to various charity fund-raisers. The official Guild charity this year is the Porter Hospice "Soup for the Soul" to which every member contributes. The Guild also supports the Rocky Mountain PBS Auction, Women's Crisis Center "Empty Bowl" Project, Potters for Peace and the Women's Bean Project. Guild members join together twice a year for sales of their work. These sales are held in the spring and in the fall and are very popular.
- Cone 10 Ceramics Club (no website),
, Kalamazoo, MI, USA
The Cone 10 Ceramics Club consists of students at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. The club supports workshops, field trips, & supplies for the ceramics lab. There are also many artists in the W. Michigan Potters Guild that would probably be interested in a workshop, plus artists at the Kalamzoo Institute of Arts.
- Craft Potters Nelson Inc. (no website), DEREK WOODHEAD,
, Richmond,Nelson,New Zealand
Craft Potters Nelson was started in 1974 by a small group of potters. In 1984 a section of land was purchased and a Gallery/Workshop built. There were between 80 and 100 members during this time. The mortgage was paid off several years ago, using commission on sales, and fund raising.
We have acquired, wood kiln, gas kiln, three electric kilns, pit firing and raku kilns, also two pugmills, slabroller and 12 Talisman wheels, used extensively during the year with classes tutored on Wednesday and Saturday mornings for two hours at a time.
The gallery is open every day and manned voluntarily by members, 30 of whom are sellers. The workshop area is open 24 hours a day seven days a week each member has the number of the lock and all equipment is available to them.
There are workshops, schools, raku days, visitations by schools and children's holiday programs. All volunteer supported. No salaries paid.
- Fairbanks Potters Guild Website, Jed Williams,
, Fairbanks, Alaska , USA
The Fairbanks Potters Guild consisting of about 50 members was founded in 1997 to serve potters in the state of Alaska. We meet monthly and annually sponsor summer raku/pitfire events and participate in the local Food Bank's empty bowls project. We work with the local grade schools and high schools to assist art teachers with ceramic education. We annually sponsor at least one workshop in the Fairbanks area with a visiting artist. To become a member please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Israel Shmueli BotzPottery Website, Israel Shmueli,
, Petah-Tikva ISRAEL
Botz Pottery studio located in Petach-Tikva at the state of Israel. The studio main focus is potter's wheel evening and morning classes. For more details and visit our web site or email us.
- KC Clay Guild Website, Levi Sauerbrei,
, Kansas City, MO USA
The KC Clay Guild is a tax exempt, non-profit organization of ceramic artists from the Kansas City region. Its purpose is to provide a supportive environment in which the clay community can meet; share knowledge and experience; promote public awareness of the ceramic arts; and foster creative and economic growth.
The guild is located at KC Clay Guild, 200 West 74th Street, Kansas City, MO 64114 Phone 816-363-1373
We have two class rooms for wheel throwing and one for handbuilding. There are also four individual studios. We currently have one 60 cu ft gas kiln and two small electric kilns and are building another 60 cu ft gas kiln.
We have two annual fundraisers - A Night Of Instant Gratifacation - raku firings. These are held the third saturday of May and October. We also hold periodic workshops with presenters from around the country.
- Keramos Society (no website), Rick Malmgren,
, Arnold, Maryland, USA
Our club serves about 30 members, we were formed in 1998, as part of the student activities program at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland. Our annual schedule generally includes 2 visiting artists' workshops/demonstrations, a Holiday fundraising ceramics sale in December and a juried student ceramics show in April. Several of our members go the NCECA conference each year, and we usually go on a fieldtrip in the spring. Membership is free and open to any student at the community college.
- Kirkland Arts Center Website, Kirkland, WA, USA
KACâ€™s Ceramics program offers weekly classes on making, decorating, glazing, and firing functional and sculptural ceramics. We provide over 20 hours per week of open studio time. Work is glaze fired at Cone 05 oxidation or Cone 10 reduction. Additionally, we have a Soda kiln, Raku kiln, and offer Pit firing classes and firings. Instructors work closely with students on form and design as well as technique.
- London Clay Art Centre Website, Gene Timpany,
, London, Ontario, Canada
- Mississauga Potters Guild Website,
, Mississauga, Ontario
Mississauga Potters? Guild is a non-profit, voluntary, community based recreation, education & craft resource in Mississauga. The Guild has been a part of the community for over 25 years. The Guild provides a studio and educational resource for its members and those in the community interested in learning the art & craft of pottery. The Guild offers both day and evening courses, three times a year. We also organize a show and sale event each year in the spring and fall. Check our website for dates and times.
- Mount Poyal Pottery Studio Website,
We are a located in the town of Mount Royal at the community center. We give courses at all levels and also provide studio time to our experienced members.
- Mt. Hood Community College Ceramics Club (no website),
, Portland, Oregon, USA
We serve the greater Portland Metro/SW Wasington area, the club has existed at least the past 6 years and is comprised of about 25-30 members. Our lab has 22 elec. wheels, one kick wheel, one wheel chair (or handicap) wheel, slab rollers up to 40+ inches, extruders and a very large "damp room" w/adjustable shelving. A glazing and glaze making area nearly as large as the throwing area with adjoining bisque storage room. We have 4 elec., 3 gas, one wood-fire, one (wood fired) anagama and a soda kiln. We sponsor workshops featuring local and visiting artists and on-campus shows. We do (typically) 4 shows per year at the Visual Arts Center on campus. To become a member, one only needs to be enrolled in ANY ceramics class and pay a $5 enrollment fee. This also lets the student have unlimited lab access all day on Saturdays when the lab is reserved for "club members only".
- MudClub (no website), Kellley Wilks,
, Fayetteville, Arkansas USA
We are an informal gathering in NW Arkansas of local potters and others interested in the ceramic arts who gather together at 7 p.m. on the First Tuseday of Even Months at Flat Rock Studio Clay Supplies. We discuss local and regional art issues and have a demonstration or slide presentation from a guest at each meeting. No dues or Roberts Rules!!!
- New Mexico Potters Association (NMPA) Website,
, New Mexico, USA
An association of clay artists in New Mexico. We have a bi-monthly newsletter, annual shows, workshop and Ghost Ranch, and other activities to support clay art in New Mexico.
- Orchard Valley Ceramic Arts Guild Website,
, Orchard Valley, CA, USA
We present workshops and co-ordinate with other guilds, collectives, and art centers. Members are potters and other ceramic artists. We serve California and the West Coast. Functions occur irregularly.
- Oregon Ceramic Association Website,
, Greater Portland Oregon, USA Area
Our association's goal is to promote the ceramic arts in and around the state of Oregon. We put on one of the largest ceramic and doll shows in the pacific northwest. Our members consist of mostly shop owners and some advanced students.
- Potters Place (no website), Henriette Dresens,
Potters Place is a Pottery Studio where we teach pottery to young and old and where members can come to do their creative best. Members are people who have a regular job, but enjoy doing pottery in their spare time.
We serve the locals and people in the surrounding areas. We hold our meetings at the Potters Place, as well as our show and sales, twice a year.
- Potters' Guild of New Jersey Website,
, New Jersey, USA
The Potters' Guild of New Jersey was founded in 1992 to promote the development of New Jersey's ceramic artists and the exchange of knowledge in support of their creative endeavors.
The organization provides a forum for education, networking, sales and marketing opportunities, in a positive environment that enhances the art and science of pottery.
The Guild's membership is comprised of over 50 individuals, including professional and recreational potters, educators, and students. Potential new members are invited to email for more information.
- Regina & Area Potter's Guild Website,
, Regina, Saskatchewan. Canada
The RAPG was formed in 1987 to foster, promote and facilitate the art and craft of pottery. Its main objective is to provide fellowship and educational opportunities through workshops. Members are professional, hobby and student potters, some of which have received national and international recognition. The Guild co-ordinates exhibitions and several pottery sales each year providing a venue for members to promote their wares. We offer fellowship, mentorship and we welcome new members.
- Regina and Area Potters Guild (no website), Pat McGillis,
The RAPG has been in existence since 1987 and has a membership of 30 members ranging in skill levels from hobbyist to professional. We endeavor to sponsor at least two workshops a year as well as offer our members a chance to sell their wares at one of our sales. The Guild meets on a regular basis to offer help and fellowship as well as to plan upcoming events.
Anyone interested in learning more about our group, may call Bernie at 584-1571.
- Santa Cruz Mountain Art Center Website, Ben Lomand, CA
Handbuilding in Clay
Throwing on the Potter's Wheel
- St. Albert Pottery Guild (no website), St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
A pottery guild established 30+ years ago-starting out in a quonset hut in St. Albert and now located in the beautiful city hall designed by Cardinal.
Membership of 50 potters-some full time potters, but most hobby potters. A waiting list to join the guild. Pottery classes are adapted to a wide range of students: e.g.'moms & tots', preschoolers, school children, teenagers, adults.
One large gas kiln designed and built by Bob Blackmore and 4 electric kilns.
Two guild large pottery sales a year with the proceeds for purchase of new and upkept of present pottery equipment. Guild subsidized by the city of St. Albert.
- Stony Brook Union Crafts Center Website, Donna Kat,
, Stony Brook, New York, USA
The mission of the Crafts Center is to promote the appreciation of art and fine crafts for Stony Brook students, faculty, staff, and the community. By providing leisure opportunities through non-credit classes in an atmosphere of informality and fun, the Crafts Center is a fine place to interact with others and to discover or enhance your creative abilities.
- Terre en vue (no website), Bernard Dhem,
, Li?ge, Belgium
In fact, the club will begin about the early December 2002, we are six for the moment. We own two wheels, an extruder, a slab roller, compressor, spray booth with water curtain, a gas kiln and a lot of specialized books about ceramics and crystaline glazes. Cost will be 25 euro/year for the registration.
- The Potters' Association of Namibia Website, Clinton Lang,
, Swakopmund, Namibia
The Potters' Association of Namibia has been in existence since 1987, currently serving 74 members in Namibia.
- The Richmond Art Center Website,
, Richmond, CA
Richmond Art Center inspires active engagement in the visual arts through exhibitions, education, and in-school programs as the San Francisco Bay Area's longest established art center. Artists involve children and youth in the creative process through residencies
in public schools, and instruct individuals of all ages through studio classes, workshops, and tours.
Exhibitions introducing contemporary Bay Area artists and community-based projects reflect the richness and diversity of the region.
- Titirangi Potters Website, Kevin Black,
, Auckland, New Zealand
Since 1979 Titirangi Potters Club has promoted pottery in the Land of the Long White Cloud and today has an active membership of 25 potters and ceramic artists. We have a fully equipped studio with the latest wheels and a range of kilns enables members to explore all aspects of clay art. There are regular guest speakers and demonstrators from around the world. Membership is open to anyone interested in exploring this wonderful creative opportunity.
- Tozan Society of B.C. Website,
, Malaspina University, Nanaimo, Canada
Our mandate is to provide all Canadians a kiln and wood to fire it. Membership is needed. Members are from all walks of life and use all art forms, but most
are potters. At present we fire the large multi-chambered kiln 3 times a year ( see web-site for times and details). AGM is held once a year in June and others through out the year as the executive decides. We also have many fund raisers.
- University of Nebraska Clay Club (no website),
, Lincoln, NE USA
The Clay Club is a university sanctioned organization which exists to increase education in the ceramic arts. It primarily serves The Univsity of Nebraska - Lincoln, but we also do outreach to Lincoln, and surrounding educational institutions. We have access to 13 Electric and 9 Gas Kilns, and a large ceramic facility. Primarily through two ceramic sales a year we fund several visiting artists with national repuations, help fund educational opportunities outside of the university when possible, and occassionally purchase equiment/materials for the University.
- Victorian Ceramic Group Incorporated Website, DOUG HOCKEN,
, Box Hill, Victoria, Australia
The Victorian Ceramic Group is located in the state of Victoria in the country of Australia. The group has a membership of over 300 people and is located at Box Hill Community Arts Complex. The VCG was formed in 1969 to fulfill a need for dissemination of information about new techniques of pottery and to encourage and stimulate potters to a higher standard of craftmanship. Please check out our website for further information at www.vcglink.com
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