An Online Exhibition of Clay & Glass by ACGA Members

Please stroll through our first online exhibition to enjoy an amazing range of outdoor pieces made by our members.
Your virtual garden tour will bring you one step closer to spring!


Shop Over 70 Studio Artists

From the ACGA website, enter a world of creativity as you wander through artist online shops.
CELEBRATE art and find the perfect gift for loved ones, or maybe even yourself.

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The Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California

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Celma Kirkwood at Gallery House in Palo Alto

With museums, galleries and art venues of all kinds closed due to the pandemic, ACGA has vigorously explored virtual ways to present the work of our members. Visit our most recent exhibit ‘GARDEN ART’ and our ongoing online sale which includes over 70 ACGA Members.

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I starting working with clay in 2008 and pursued it seriously after moving to California seven years ago. In navigating that move from rural North Carolina to the Bay Area, I’ve been drawn to the tension between the natural landscape and the concrete-bound geometry of cities. This has become the emotional territory of my ceramics. Insects, seedpods, trees, birds, stones, and all sorts of human constructions are as much my teachers as the ceramics I see in museums and galleries.  Whenever possible, I incorporate clays that I dig locally.

Clay has led me to wonderful communities through the Palo Alto Art Center and the ACGA.  Through the ACGA Board, I recently helped plan our first online exhibition “Garden Art”.  I volunteer in the Gunn High School ceramics program, and during the pandemic I organized my neighborhood to create clay totems that are now in front of our house.


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a consortium of funders have created a national emergency relief fund for artists.

Click to read more about the grants and how to apply.

CERF + The Artists Safety Net

CERF+ Emergency Assistance

If you or someone you care for have:

1. Incurred significant medical expenses related to treatment and recovery from Covid-19 AND/OR

2. Experienced a recent, career threatening emergency, such as an illness, accident, fire or natural disaster

*Due to the high demand for emergency relief assistance and limited funding, cases based solely on economic losses due to Covid-19 are not eligible

Artists interested in CERF+ emergency assistance must first complete an inquiry form. If it is determined that you may be eligible for assistance, you will be invited to apply for assistance. Before filling out an emergency assistance inquiry form, carefully read through the eligibility criteria and supporting documentation requirements.


A great way to stay in touch with what the many activities of ACGA and their members, be sure to read our bi-monthly NEWSLETTER. In the newsletter you will find news about members, exhibits – online and onsite, workshops and classes – online and on-site, calls for entries,  and much more. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, Become a Member!