ACGA Clay and Glass Festival Palo Alto


Kathy Maag Bentaieb
Phone: 408.836.8093

28th Annual ACGA Clay & Glass Festival in Palo Alto

We plan to hold our event at the Palo Alto Art Center on September 11-12, 2021, and we look forward to seeing you all then.
We encourage you to continue to support ACGA clay and glass artists by checking in with your favorite artists through their websites or on social media, and keeping a lookout for online sales and show venues at
Be safe, be well, and we will see you in 2021.


  • More Than 130 Juried Artists. Meet renowned clay and glass artists, and get an insider’s look into the creative processes behind their work as you peruse their collections.
  • Live Demonstrations. Watch raw materials turn into beautiful shapes at live clay and ikebana demonstrations both Saturday and Sunday.
  • Clay For All. An interactive clay project for artists of all ages.

Artist Showcase. Visit the Artist Showcase in the Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium, where you can preview as well as purchase a selection of the artists’ best work.

ABOUT ACGA: The Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California ( is dedicated to establishing and maintaining high standards of craftsmanship and design in clay and glass. The ACGA began as the Association of San Francisco Potters in 1945. The group now has more than 500 members,including clay and glass artists, students, patrons and supporters, galleries, network organizations and corporate sponsors from throughout California.

ACGA Clay & Glass Festival in Palo Alto. A free, fabulous weekend celebrating the work of more than 130 juried artists who will display the finest in handcrafted glass and ceramic art. Meet the artists while shopping or take part in fun activities such as demonstrations in pottery-making and ikebana techniques. Free admission; valet parking available at the Palo Alto Art Center. Hosted by the Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California (ACGA) and co-sponsored by the Palo Alto Art Center and KFOG.

Artwork from past Festivals:

Barbara Vanderbeck – Owl

Clayton Thiel – Moonrise Dreamer

Terry Ow-Wing – Coral Bowl

Dave Strock – Ribbon Bowl

Vince Montague – Chalice Bowl

Michael Adcock – Agave Pod Vase

Kimi Masui – Short Covered Vessel

Marge Margulies – Artichoke

Lynn Wood

Gina Lunn – AmberNautilus

Anne Klocko – MendocinoBreeze

Jacqueline Thompson

Itsuko Zenitani – Bowl On Pedestal

Whitney Smith – Magnolia Vase

Bonnie Hotz – So Pierced

Iver Hennig – Home

Michelle Gregor – Blue Figure, detail

Barbara Grauke – Lunar Bowl

Fred Yokel – Elephant Pair

Mari Emori – Basket Series Homage to the Pima

Elaine Hyde – Perfume Bottle