Mark Pharis & Matthew Metz: Demo Series at The Potters’ Studio, Berkeley

In conjunction with Trax Gallery, this is a two-day Demo Series with Mark Pharis and Matthew Metz.                                     Dates: November 18 and 19, 2017     Mark Pharis: Mark’s demonstration will focus on hand-building utilitarian forms. Mark will demonstrate his hand-building techniques and pattern-making and will address the pragmatics of

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Soda Firing Workshop @ The Potters’ Studio, Berkeley

Join us at The Potters’ Studio in Berkeley for an intensive introductory course to soda firing with hands-on training in loading and firing work, making wadding and cone packs, and general safety and care for equipment. Saturday we will discuss clay bodies and firing methods to achieve various aesthetics, apply flashing slips and glazes

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Brea Gallery: 4th Clay & Glass Biennial

The Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California and the Brea Art Gallery are proud to announce the 4th Clay & Glass Biennial: Juried and Invitational Exhibition. Suzanne Isken, Executive Director of the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, juried the competitive component of the exhibition; six ACGA

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Panel Discussion: Trends in Contemporary Glass Art

The Richmond Art Center in collaboration with ACGA and GLANC,  are hosting a panel in conjunction with their Summer Exhibition, Glass Currents. Please join us in this discussion about current trends in contemporary glass art. The panelists participating are: Dorothy Saxe Joe Morel Randy Strong Steven Aldrich JoAnn Edwards, the Director of

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Glass Currents: Inaugural Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: June 13 – August 19, 2017 Reception: June 10, 5:00 – 7:00 pm The Glass Currents Inaugural Exhibition at the Richmond Art Center was organized by the Glass Alliance of NorthernCalifornia and the Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California. It presents a contemporary survey of glass

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North Bay Meet Up

Please join ACGA vice president Siobhan Hughes (glass) and president Bill Geisinger for coffee and discussion Friday April 28th at Weavers Coffee and Tea, 40 Louise St, San Rafael, CA 94901 It’s a small place with good reviews and  great company!

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Malia Landis: Pacific Bloom

Malia Landis‘ new work in porcelain is part portraiture, part still life. Her research into the lei culture of Hawaii, with its symbolism for specific flowers and lei designs, has also spurred her in making flowers, petal by petal, by hand out of porcelain, and reassembling them into leis. Her latest

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ACGA: Ceramics in Focus 2017

This year the annual ACGA exhibit features the work of 5 members of ACGA.  The exhibition features work by Leah Bowring, Deborah Bridges, Jane Grimm, Daniel Oliver and Crystal Kamoroff. The exhibition is also held in conjunction with the 29th California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art (CCACA). The 5 artists

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Sandra Torres: Small Differences

On First Friday April 7, ACGA Exhibiting Member Sandra Torres’  “Small Differences” will open at Plinth Gallery.  The new ceramic work by this California-based artist represents her continued exploration into the many significant variations of shape, size and patterns of porcelain.  Sandra has chosen a process that allows her to

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Clay Carnival 2017

The 2017 Clay Carnival held by the Orchard Valley Ceramic Arts Guild is now open for registration. The workshops will be hosted by the Palo Alto Art Center. Register here. Registration includes morning refreshments and light snacks. Please bring a sack lunch and join us for special lunch demonstrations by

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Shawn Kam & Leah Bowring: Painting with Fire

Join us at The Potters’ Studio in Berkeley for an intensive 3-day introductory course to soda firing with hands-on training in loading and firing work, making wadding and cone packs, and general safety and care for equipment. Saturday we will discuss clay bodies and firing methods to achieve various aesthetics,

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Bruno Kark: Slab Rolled Creations

“Playing with large stoneware slabs.” Learn together in this demonstration and hands on workshop with Bay Area potter Bruno Kark. Bruno will share his techniques to assemble a large “Box Vase” using pre-stiffened slab, surface shaving and hole cutting to make vases suitable for flower arranging. You ‘ll also make

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Michael Kline Artist Lecture and Reception

Please join Higher Fire Clayspace & Gallery and Palo Alto Art Center Foundation in welcoming Michael Kline to our Silicon Valley. Michael is here for a workshop held at the Palo Alto Art Center and Higher Fire is hosting the artist reception with refreshments. This is a free event! Also,

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Michael Kline: Mastering the Brush and the Wheel

In this two-day, hands-on workshop, Michael Kline shares his 25 years of experience with demonstrations, discussions and best practices. Michael is known for his fluid brushwork, strong traditional wood-fired forms, and a variety of surface treatments, including brushwork with wax resists and slips, thick slip combing, and traditional Korean slip

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