Kathy Maag Bentaieb
28th Annual ACGA Clay & Glass Festival in Palo Alto
It is with great regret that the ACGA board of directors announces the cancellation of the ACGA Clay and Glass Festival in Palo Alto for 2020. The uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing ban on large gatherings were the driving factors behind this decision.
It is our intention that the festival return to Palo Alto on July 10-11, 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 ACGA.net
Be safe, be well, and we will see you in 2021.
TYPICAL FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS:
- 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 (www.acga.net) 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:
Zajda Glass Studio – Under the Sea
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
Gina Lunn – AmberNautilus
Anne Klocko – MendocinoBreeze
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