• Porcelain Stories and Constructed Figures

    Claudia Tarantino and Bill Abright, both exhibiting members of the ACGA, will be showing new sculptural work in a joint show at Derik Van Beer’s Roscoe Ceramic Gallery in Oakland in a show called Claudia Tarantino, Porcelain Stories and Bill Abright, Constructed Figures. It opens this evening, April 6th, as

  • Taller de Terreno Arts and Wellness Center Fundraiser

    Former ACGA member Christa Assad and partner Kevin Wickham are the inventive minds behind the launch of  Taller de Terreno, an artists’ oasis currently under development in Todos Santos, Mexico. Taller de Terreno’s  mission is to deliver workshops and residency opportunities in the arts and wellness while also offering an opportunity to

  • Chili Bowl Express at the Sonoma Community Center

    The Sonoma Community Center will be hosting its annual Chili Bowl Express Fundraiser on Saturday, February 10. Join in for a great lunch, some live music, and good company. Your ticket includes: – your choice of handmade chili bowl – your choice of meat or vegan chili with toppings and a

  • The Potters’ Studio Annual Seconds Sale

    Come Join Us! It’s time for The Potters’ Studio’s annual Seconds Sale! Beautiful, handcrafted works of art at spectacular prices. January 13-14, January 20-21 and January 27-28, 2018 11am – 5pm What are Seconds? Seconds are items that have a slight defect, are test pieces of reasonable quality or pieces

  • Emergency Relief Fund

    ACGA’s board of directors established an Emergency Relief Fund to assist our current members who have been affected by the Northern California Wildfires. These funds are for our members to use if their ability to work has been affected by the fires. We are asking all of our ACGA members,

  • Clay and Glass Festival 2017

    Congratulations to all of the ACGA exhibitors who managed to survive the 25th Annual Clay and Glass Festival in Palo Alto, which ended up being one of the hottest shows we have had in years! Temperatures soared into the 90’s on Saturday, with glass and ceramics literally too hot to

  • Ceramics Job Opening in Hawaii

    Looking for a ceramics job in paradise? Join the dedicated team at Donkey Mill Art Center located in Holualoa on the Big Island of Hawaii. Donkey Mill Art Center is a gathering place where people of all ages and abilities develop as creative, conscious, and healthy human beings through art

  • Bob Pool: A Path in Ceramics

    I was born in San Francisco and grew up in Marin County. My original career was as a research biologist, studying invertebrate-algal symbioses (A.B., Zoology, UC Berkeley; Ph.D., Biology, UCLA), I was a biologist until my early 30’s, when I discovered clay. I was working at UCLA when my girlfriend

  • Siobhan Hughes: Piecing it Together

    Tell us a little bit about yourself. I was born in Switzerland, but spent most of my childhood between San Diego and Chicago. It was pretty disjointed — I went to 13 schools from kindergarten to high school graduation — and I became adept at piecing my surrounds together into

  • Clay Carnival Day of Workshops

    The 2017 Clay Carnival held by the Orchard Valley Ceramic Arts Guild is now open for registration. The workshops will be hosted by the Palo Alto Art Center. Register here. Registration includes morning refreshments and light snacks. Please bring a sack lunch and join us for special lunch demonstrations by

  • Crib Notes: Jered’s Warehouse Pottery

    Crib Notes: Jered’s Warehouse Pottery by Vince Montague Jered Nelson is a potter who creates tableware and ceramic objects for an impressive roster of clients including Restoration Hardware and some world-renown chefs including Michael Minna and Michael Chiarello among many others.  He’s built an incredibly successful and thriving business. I

  • Michael Kline Workshop Student Scholarship

    Palo Alto Art Center Foundation and Clay and Glass Arts Foundation is pleased to announce an open call for entries for scholarship. This is awarded to four eligible students currently enrolled in a Ceramics Education Program in the SF Bay area who wishes to attend the workshop held at the

  • Letter from the President: Three Years in Review

    This month marks my last as ACGA President, I am leaving after three years of hard work and great learning, both about ACGA and about myself as a maker, and as a member of this great organization. I am beginning to see so many positive changes in this organization due

  • Call for Entry: Ceramics in Focus 2017

    ”ACGA: CERAMICS IN FOCUS – 2017” DAVIS ARTS CENTER, 1919 F Street, Davis, CA Monday, April 3 – Sunday, April 30, 2017 Open to all associate and exhibiting members working in clay. Reminder: this jurying is for a body of work, so specific juried work does not to be available

  • Lynne Meade: Pushing Boundaries

    I started playing with clay as a child. By the time I was 8 or 9 years old I was actually selling little animals that I made at a local consignment store. I don't know what possessed me, but I took a shoe box full of little creatures into the shop

  • A Preview of the Upcoming Cup Show

    The launch date for our first-ever online sale is right around the corner! The sale will run from November 18 through December 31, featuring associate and exhibiting ACGA artists making cups of all kinds: mugs, tumblers, glasses, and… maybe a chalice? Customers will be able to purchase from our website and have

  • Sam Schumacher and the Alchemy of Glass

    Tell us a little bit about yourself. I’m a glassmaker, who falls somewhere in the cloudy realm between artist & craftsperson. I grew up across the bay from San Francisco in the sleepy little town of Albany, and I currently live down the road in Oakland. Immediately after graduating high

  • New Exhibiting Members

    The ACGA jury recently convened to evaluate the latest applicants for ACGA Exhibiting Member status. It is always exciting to welcome new members and get a look at their work. We are very pleased to welcome the following new Exhibiting Members, congratulations to them! Siobhan Hughes, glass: Hughes is a native

  • Crib Notes: Cliff Glover’s Redwood Oasis

    Cliff Glover makes pots outside of Mendocino, in the Redwood forest of Albion. His studio feels like an idyllic place, an oasis in the woods where the pots seem to emerge from the dense brush and forest pine. He fires a reduction kiln, working with porcelain and stoneware in pursuit

  • Call for Entry: Holiday Cup Show

    We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our first ever online member shop for the holiday season, featuring the work of our ACGA exhibiting and associate members working in the theme of cups. Any kind of cup! Mugs, tumblers, glasses, goblets, beer steins, teacups, chalices.  As long