August Board Meeting

The ACGA Board Meeting is usually the second Wednesday of every month at the Presidio Branch of the San Francisco Public Library and is open to all current ACGA members. We encourage you to attend! Meet your board and see what it takes to run our organization. There is a dinner

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Brittany Rea: intro | spectate

This exhibition marks the conclusion of ACGA Associate Member Brittany Rea’s six-month residency in at Sonoma Ceramics. In her time living and working at the Center, Brittany has taught ceramics classes for all ages including the highly popular “Ceramics Sampler” and lessons for girls in the Mentoring Alliance. She has

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Michele Collier: Spontaneous Clay

This is a class for the beginner or the accomplished sculptor who wants to breathe new life into ther work. Clay is a very intuitive medium. It can jump to unplanned conclusions. This is our inner self speaking through the medium of clay. If we allow these “accidents” to happen

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Itsuko Zenitani: Weekend Open Studio through Dec 18

Itsuko Zentani’s work will be available as part of the Berkeley Potters Guild Annual Holiday Show and Open House. The Berkeley Potters guild will have their doors open during the following hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am to 5 pm Weekdays from December 19th through the 23rd from 11 am to

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Elaine Pinkernell: Advanced Slab Workshop

Treat yourself to a day of slab building more difficult and complex forms like a teapot or or a pitcher using Elaine’s “rip torn” method using tar paper templates.  Emphasis is on texture and you will receive a set of templates to work from.  Elaine will share her extensive collection of

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Barbara Vanderbeck: Sculpture at SFClayWorks

SFClayWorks will be featuring the ceramic sculpture work of San Francisco artist Barbara Vanderbeck. An avid traveler, Vanderbeck’s work is fueled by her exploration of decorative motifs and spiritual iconography found through out the world. She loves to play with form, color, texture and pattern. From bold, raw, tribal art such as Asmat or

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Lynn Wood: Teapots and Creamers

A hand made teapot is a special  project with some interesting challenges. While we build  slab teapots in this workshop we will explore these: spouts that pour, handles that work, and lids that fit. We will even make a creamer and sugar set to accompany the teapot. Come join in,

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Forrest Lesch-Middelton: Volumetric Image Transfer

Students will combine form and surface as they explore techniques for integrating wheelthrowing and image transfers simultaneously to create uniquely decorative functional wares. We’ll develop silkscreens and make computer-generated embossments for molds and stamps. I’ll walk you through my process while encouraging your own creative exploration. We’ll work with stoneware

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Kala Stein: Open Forms and Complex Surfaces

In this class, students will explore perforated functional forms on and off the wheel (berry bowls, baskets, vases, strainers, brush holders) and develop surface patterns using additive and subtractive processes. Through appliqué, stamping, mishima, slip and cut aways, dynamic surfaces will evolve from complex layering and approaches to utilitarian design.

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