ACGA July - August Newsletter 2022

President’s Message

Cheryl Costantini - Board President ACGAGreetings artists and supporters of ACGA. July is an exciting month for as it marks the time when we gather to celebrate the creative spirit as it is revealed through Clay and Glass. To those artists who are participating in the Festival, it’ll be great to see you all and I am personally sending wishes for a fun and successful weekend for us all. To those were not participating in the event this year, do stop by and visit if you’re in the neighborhood!

As always, to everybody, please feel free to reach out and share with me any thoughts you may have about ACGA and its various doings. There is some exciting work being done on developing more robust and integrated communication avenues going forward. Stay tuned for updates as the new plan solidifies.

I hope you all enjoy the summer, stay cool, stay safe!
Cheryl Costantini

Cheryl Costantini
707 823-0950
Nichibei Shop

ACGA Exhibition News

ACGA Clay and Glass Festival 2022

ACGA Clay and Glass Festival 2022

We are not having an artist party in the Sculpture Garden, but we will have a BYO gathering outside. If you are not in the show, but are planning to come to the Festival on Saturday afternoon, you might like to stay a little later and hang out with other members.

The Saturday evening gathering will take place outside the Auditorium in the parking lot, from 5:15-6:30. This is a BYO drinks/snacks event. There will be tables but no chairs. Please be mindful that COVID-19 is still with us. If you bring something to share, think about how to do so safely. Or just bring what you need for yourself.

We hope to see some of you there, and in the meantime, keep cool and stay healthy!
April for the Festival Committee

CERF + Volunteer Time
As the booth coordinator, I am reaching out to you, not just for a donation of your work, but a donation ofyour time. We do not as yet have a fully staffed booth for CERF+ – which we need to have in order to make it the best fundraiser we can. There are time slots available on both Saturday, July 9 and Sunday July 10. The task would be to provide general info to inquiries, lots of handout available, and to sell the merchandise.

Please contact Annie Hermes, the Festival Organizer/Manager- and see if there is a time that works for you. We would be most grateful.

James Aarons and I are again organizing the CERF+ Booth which will provide info about CERF+ AND raise money to assist CERF+ in its work.
Please donate a piece of your work for us to sell there. The CERF+ booth is in the Sculpture garden. The best delivery time is Friday, July 8 after 1 pm, when the booth will be all set up and ready to display your work. If you need to deliver it sooner, that is OK, too. For members not doing the Festival, please consider donating a piece anyway. The ideal would be for you to give it to a participating member to deliver for you, but if that is a problem, contact me directly and will figure out a way to get your donation to the Festival.


Many thanks in advance.

Jan Schachter 650 678-5404

Get Featured on ACGA’s Website
We are looking to put a spotlight on our members. A new artist will be featured every month. If you would like to be featured, please send us:
• short blurb about yourself, your work, your process or anything else you want to say. Try to keep it below 100 words.
• 5-10 images of your work. 400 px across x 600 px high max. 72 dpi. Please try to keep your images all the same dimension. (I can re-size if you’re not sure how)
• Link to your website or social media page
We want to have new artists Postings will be on a first come first served basis.

Please send information to :
Emil Yanos


Remember that if you would like to have your information to appear in the newsletter, you MUST send it to Bonita Cohn at, (Please separate image and text.)


Member Profile: Lynne Meade

Artful Home - Lynne MeadeRead about ACGA artist Lynne Meade in this article from Artful Home.

ACGA Artist Tiffany Schmierer

At the Sanchez Art Center,1220 Linda Mar Blvd, Pacifica, CA

Vicki Gunter – It’s Okay To Be A Wild Flower!

This piece was chosen by juror, Cynthia Brannvall, for THE WILD SIDE at Arc Gallery SF
– ceramic, metal, glass – 41 x 25 x 4 – 2022 –
This piece is defiant!
Wild joy as Woman!
My Body, My Choice!
A Healing Affirmation!
Out with a Capitalist system causing breast/uterine cancer!
Ironically, one breast and the navel of this piece exploded when my kiln malfunctioned mid bisque fire! My own health was also called into question as I rebuilt the kiln, mended the sculpture, fired and glazed it two more times.

This wild woman’s uterus holds our California native Iris.

Her wildly joyous bouquet is made up of a lightening bolt, the moon, “seeing” you and everything in the universe as one, the stars
and an Okay gesture.

Online Gallery and Store: NCWCA
Online Artist Talk 1: Thursday, June 23, 7-8 PM
In-person Curatorial Tour with Cynthia Brannvall, Juror: Saturday, July 9, 1:30-3:30 PM.
( me+) Online Artist Talk 2: Thursday, July 21, 7-8 PM
Join Zoom Meeting
In-person Curatorial Tour: Sunday, July 31t, 1:30-3:30 PM.


Please visit ACGA’s EVENTS/WORKSHOPS page for a complete list of upcoming classes and workshops.


NOTE: Some of the dates/activities may no longer be correct, be sure to contact the organizer to confirm.


The Potter's Studio Parking Lot Sale

The Potters’ Studio
1221 8th Street (near Gilman St.)
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 528-3286


Trax is shuttered for the summer months

We invite you to shop online at or schedule an appt:
Please text us @ 510.914.1303 and leave a message! or call the gallery & leave a message @ 510.540.8729
There are still many beautiful pieces available that can be found on our website.

Trax Gallery Trax Gallery Trax Gallery

Peter Voulkos poster

TRAX Gallery has five unique Peter Voulkos color lithos
32″ x 24″, 1979, $1000 each, signed, unframed, email for more info.

1812 5th Street, Berkeley, CA  94710

 by appointment –  call: 510.540.8729 or text 510.914.1303



Yana Payusova

Schedule: May 6 through July 31.
1400 Pomona Street, Crockett, CA
Friday -Sunday 11-6 pm.
Safety precautions in place, Masks Required!
Private Appointments available upon request.


AMOCA – The American Museum of Ceramic Art, or call (909) 865-3146.

AMOCA Gallery Pomona CA

Pictured: untitled work from the Blooop Series by Alina Hayes
“I walk into the studio and make. Pushing my work in many directions, using and exploring materials I wouldn’t have otherwise. The Blooop series emerged as I regained control by making joyful objects full of childlike wonder. With feeling of play, without judgment, the work is loud, unapologetic; mine.”

Peter Callas at AMOCAPeter Callas: An Enduring Legacy
Regarded as one of the preeminent ceramic artists in the American Studio Ceramics tradition to work with anagama kilns, Peter Callas (1951– ) influenced an entire generation of ceramic artists. Opening February 12, 2022 at the American Museum of Ceramic Art. Peter Callas:An Enduring Legacy is a comprehensive career retrospective featuring works spanning nearly 30 years of creative production. Among the 50 works featured are Callas’s innovative expressionist sculptures and abstracted container forms that function as visual records of the transformative forces of fire. Other works on display include intimate tea bowls, selected works on paper, and the premier of an original film about the artist.
Pictured above: Peter Callas, Vase: 0134, 2016. Wood Fired Stoneware. 11.5 x 11 x 11 inches.
Amoca Gallery Pomona CA50 Bowls, 50 States, 50 Woodfires
Friday, 11 AM–4 PM • In-person
As usual, we are keeping busy here at the museum! May brought a new exhibition featuring work by Alina Hayes in the Vault Gallery and a podcast launches featuring AMOCA’s very own Exhibitions Manager Pam Aliaga; June brings artist talks with Artist
in Residence Kirstin Willders and Blooop artist Alina Hayes, as well as new ceramics studio classes! Click the link below to read
the extended newsletter, or scroll down for a list of upcoming programs.
399 N Garey Ave
Museum: 909.865.3146
Studio: 909.622.0464


Oakland Museum
Edith Heath: A Life in Clay
January 29, 2022–October 30, 2022

Trailblazer. Rebel. Revolutionary.

Edith HeathDiscover the story of Edith Heath, founder and designer of Heath Ceramics. Heath transformed the ceramics industry, creating dinnerware from California clay for “Sunday best” and everyday use. Driven by the power of good design, and a commitment to her craft, Heath’s vision continues to live on through her stoneware and tile over 70 years later. Durable, not delicate, simple, yet stylish, Heath Ceramics is an icon of American design.

This is not a traditional ceramics or craft exhibition – it combines historic objects, photographs,
documentary video and personal memorabilia to showcase Heath’s legacy and story. Do not
miss it!

1000 Oak Street
Oakland, CA 94607



Patrick Crabb - Beato GalleryPatrick Crabb: A Search for the Ancients
Beato Gallery
My 14 – July 3, 2022


Come to the Artery at 207 G Street, Davis, California. We are open Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 – 5:00pm
In addition to our regular hours, The Artery will be open until 9 pm on Second Friday.


California Modernist Women - Harvey Milk Terminal SFOCalifornia Modernist Women: Groundbreaking Creativity
New exhibition at SFO’s Harvey Milk Terminal 1 features the work of outstanding female artists and designers from the midtwentieth century. Includes Edith Heath and Marguerite Wildenhain

Marvin Lipofsky: International Studio Glass

Marvin Lipofsky: International Studio Glass

International Terminal Departures Level 3, Gallery 4A
Aug 10, 2021 – Sep 25, 2022

Marvin Lipofsky (1938–2016) was a founding member of the American studio glass movement. Throughout his career, Lipofsky explored the limits of form and color in glass and helped to elevate the medium to a fine art. Lipofsky’s most prolific period featured glass sculpture that was initiated in a collaborative setting, such as a factory or workshop, and then finished in his home studio in Berkeley, California.


The Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants program provides one-in-a-lifetime grants of up to $5,000 for one-time,
unexpected medical, dental, or mental health emergencies that have occurred in the last six months for artists in financial need.*
cycle 14 will open July 5, with a deadline of August 2, for emergencies occurring December 1, 2021 and after.
Please check back here, or sign up for our newsletter, to receive updates on potential future cycles. Questions may be sent to the
Rauschenberg Grants Coordinator at, or 212-366-6900 x 239.

Craneway Craft Fair -SUMMER EDITION

August 13 & 14
Applications have been extended through Tuesday, July 5!
APPLY NOW – Applications are open to all artists, craftspeople, and makers. We also welcome fair trade exhibitors, non-profits,
and local, community based small businesses.


Craneway Craft Fair brought to you by The Fellowship of Craft
PO box 6840, Eureka, CA 95502, United States

I am participating in this first time unique Portola Valley event where you can display and sell your work. We still have room
for a few more artists.

It will be all outside @ 3300 Alpine Road in Portola Valley, less than a mile west of the Alpine Rd Exit off of I 280. There is no fee
and you will conduct the sales yourself. The spaces are 10’x10′, and can accommodate a popup. It is set for 1-5 on Saturday, August 6, and the set up would be that am in whatever time you need to be ready at 12:30. Some tables will be provided. For wall work you would need to bring your own display. This is a very brief introduction of it to you.

Besides me, there will be other ACGA artists: Diana Crain, Lindsay Marx, Marilynn Host, Eliza Thomas, Barbara Grauke, Terry