The Clayworkers’ Guild of Illinois is a dedicated group of ceramic clay artists and artisans. The Clayworkers’ Guild of Illinois exists to provide diverse educational, collaborative, and networking opportunities for both its members and for the general public. Join us for the fun!
Through various activities, we of the Clayworkers’ Guild serve the community while we provide exhibits and workshops. We strive to aid, encourage, advise, and work together to support each other’s endeavors. We always welcome new members and we delight in sharing what we do with interested participants.
Along with monthly meetings, social events and parties, the Guild provides its members with informative workshops by visiting artists. Previous topics have included sculpture, thrown and hand-built pottery, professional presentations, health and safety, form and expression. The Guild has a collection of videos documenting our workshops which may be borrowed by current members. The Guild has also provided outlets for the sale of pottery and artwork in addition to sponsoring juried and national exhibits. Again, we encourage and invite you to join us.
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Just take a look at some of our presenters. Click on the underlined names and you will reach their website, the gallery that represents them or their Facebook page.
Julia Coleman Timm (Fall 2018) - Annie Chrietzberg - Chase Gamblin - Lauren Karle - Cj Neihaus - Terri Kern – Robin Hopper —Rebecca Harvey — Richard Peeler— Martha Grover - Susan Filley — Bill Van Gilder — Janet Mansfield— Tom & Elaine Coleman — Lana Wilson — Simon Leach — John Glick —Kathy Triplett — Jeff Oestreich —Steven Hill — Nick Joerling — Cynthia Bringle — Emily Reason — Marj Peeler— Clare Berger Bailey — Tom Vician — Fong Choo - Flo Singer — Sam Rosby — Dale Raddatz — Jim Connell — Karl Borgeson — Willard Stollen — David Nicholas — Brian Gartside — Cecil Strawn — Tom Feyrer — Richie Bellinger— Tom Hubbell — Dennis Bancroft — Ann Maraviglia — Ann Nevills — Sharon Bladholm — Gail Jones — Yih Wen Kuo — Tony Winchester — Arthur Hand — Esther Shimazu — Steve Hansen
Slideshow of several of our presenters:
More in a photo album with explanations:
The Studio is wonderful for viewing the working presenter. We have the video camera set up with a screen for all to see. The seating, generally for 40, is on risers. Our workshops include drinks, lunch and we bring snacks to share. Above photo Fong Choo.
Above, Sir Robin Hopper. You will be missed, but we are so lucky that we got to meet you!
THANK YOU FOR VISITING OUR WEBSITE. IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY A MEMBER, WE HOPE THAT YOU WILL BE INSPIRED TO JOIN US AND BECOME A PART OF OUR COMMUNITY. FEEL FREE TO CLICK ON THE ABOVE MENUS AND DROP-DOWN MENUS TO SEE EXACTLY WHAT WE ARE DOING, CURRENTLY, AND WHO WE ARE AS THE CLAYWORKERS' GUILD OF ILLINOIS.