ACGA Clay and Glass Festival 2019


  • Free admission!
  • Valet parking available at Art Center.
  • Artist demonstrations, see schedule.
  • Clay for Everyone: hands-on workshop for children.

The prestigious ACGA Clay & Glass Festival in Palo Alto will feature a free and fun-filled celebration of clay and glass art from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 13-14, 2019, at the Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road. Featuring both fine and functional art, the ACGA Clay & Glass Festival boasts more than 130 juried artists displaying their best work.

Shop for unique, one-of-a-kind artwork while you meet the artists. Attendees will also enjoy several demonstrations of hands-on activities, including pottery-making and ikebana demonstrations, as well as an interactive clay project for artists of all ages.

The festival is hosted by the Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California (ACGA) and co-sponsored by the Palo Alto Art Center, Community Services Department, Division of Arts and Sciences, City of Palo Alto, and KFOG.

Discover unique pieces of the finest quality glass and clay art that will make a beautiful addition to any home or garden. Select from handcrafted stunning pottery, unique jewelry and show-stopping glass art and sculptures.

Demonstrations in the Art Center Studio will be ongoing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days of the Festival

Please click here for a list of participating artists.

Click here for press release and hi-res photos for publishing.

Zajda Glass Studio – Under the Sea

Whitney Smith-Magnolia Vase

Flora Cruells Benzal

Lynne Meade

Dave Stock

Malia Landis

Forrest Lesch-Middleton

Barbara Vanderbeck

Salatino Gandolfo Glass

Cheryl Wolff

Barbara Sebastian

Lauren Becker

Fred Yokel

Jan Schachter

Ken and Ingrid Hanson

Don Santos

Peggy Louden

Bruce Pizzichillo and Dari Gordon

The Schedule

11:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday, July 13: clay demo with Ellen Sachtschale
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Saturday, July 13: Ikebana demo with Alka Bhargava
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Saturday, July 13: Clay demo with Lynn Wood
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Sunday, July 14: Clay demo with Forrest Lesch-Middleton
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Sunday, July 14: Ikebana demo with Alka Bhargava
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Sunday, July 14: Clay demo with Sally Jackson