Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California

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. We now have over 500 members including clay and glass artists, students, patrons and supporters, galleries, network organizations and corporate sponsors from throughout California.

A primary goal of the ACGA is to provide opportunities for our members to exhibit and sell their work. The Association regularly presents museum and gallery exhibitions of clay and glass, and we present the annual Clay and Glass Festival in July at the Palo Alto Art Center.

The ACGA sponsors and promotes programs that benefit our members and the community. We also work with the Clay and Glass Arts Foundation, Craft Emergency Relief Fund, and Potters for Peace. We sponsor workshops at Bay Area community colleges and art centers, a provide other opportunities for our members to come together and connect to others in their community.

We invite you to add your name to our mailing list or join the ACGA. All members receive our monthly newsletter. Artists may apply to become exhibiting members at semi-annual jury sessions. Artists, collectors, art professionals, corporate sponsors, students, and friends are always welcome to join our ranks.