See You Soon at the 30th Annual ACGA Clay & Glass Festival
Palo Alto Art Center
July 15-16, 2023
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 15-16, at the Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto, CA
More than 100 juried clay and glass artists selling their finest handcrafted works
Valet parking available and plenty of street parking
More details at the ACGA Clay & Glass Festival page
Thank you for supporting ACGA’s artists!
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The Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California
The Fall 2023 Jury Deadline is TBD – stay tuned!
California residents only.
The Fall 2022 Jury added 7 new Festival eligible members. Congratulations!
Become eligible to participate in online sales, Festivals and Special Events, and learn about Workshops
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Cory was born in the Central Valley in 1984, and was born into a family of accomplished artists and was lucky to be raised in an environment surrounded by art. In 2005, he was lucky enough to find his true passion as an elective – Blown Glass – while he did his primary schooling at California State University of Fresno, earning a degree in Business Marketing. Since the first time holding a blow pipe and gathering a small bit of glass, Cory knew he had found his calling.
On his birthday, May 4th, 2014, Cory opened Ballis Glass Studio. It started on his back patio, and was called “Studio 4131”. In June of 2017, Cory and Ryan opened Ballis Boys Studio. This was a collaborative studio between two brothers, where one melts glass and the other melts metal.
It has been a wonderful and terrifying journey making a living as an artist, but he wouldn’t trade it for anything.
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