Clayworkers' Guild of Illinois A dedicated group of ceramic clay artists and artisans.

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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The Clayworkers' Guild offers workshops and seminars at various times during the year.

Just take a look at some of the artists who shared their knowledge with us. Click on the underlined names and you will reach their website, the gallery that represents them or their Facebook page.


Carol Long (Fall 2019) - Julia Colman Timm - Annie Chrietzberg - Chase Gamblin - Lauren Karle - Cj Neihaus - Terri Kern Robin Hopper Rebecca HarveyRichard PeelerMartha Grover - Susan Filley Bill Van Gilder Janet MansfieldTom & Elaine Coleman Lana WilsonSimon Leach John GlickKathy Triplett Jeff OestreichSteven HillNick Joerling Cynthia BringleEmily ReasonMarj Peeler Clare Berger BaileyTom VicianFong Choo - Flo Singer — Sam Rosby — Dale Raddatz Jim ConnellKarl 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 - Lorna Meaden



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The Clayworkers' Guild of Illinois' Annual Show from 2020

The Arts Center is located in the center of downtown Woodstock at 101 N. Johnson Street. Additional information can be viewed at http://oldcourthouseartscenter.org/


Congratulations Go Out To The Following Members Who Won An Award At Our 20th Anniversary Annual Guild Members Show Reception on 10.05.2020. The Show continues until the end of the month so... don a mask and come see these pieces in person.

Best In Show: Jonna Kisivto “Cuteas”  $100 cash prize

Best Functional:  Michelle Crisci “Herringbone pot” $20 cash prize

Best Sculptural: Deanne Ferguson “Covid Cootie”  $20 cash prize

Best Craftsmanship: Josie Rochell “Paradise Green” $20 cash prize

Most Creative: Anne Marie Whitmore Lenzini  “”Doc” Brown Wired    $20 cash prize

Best Surface Treatment:  Erica Wilson “Prim & Proper Vase”
 $20 cash prize

 Peer Choice:  Deanne Ferguson “ Hoarder”
 Free membership for next year –worth $35 prize


 Pictures are shown here and will be on our Facebook page.

 Or Better Yet Go To The Courthouse And See The Pieces In Person!

 Congratulations everyone!  Thank you to all those who were able to bravely come out to our Reception and see our show!!

  

Trish Vollkommer
CWG PresidentChair Coordinator Of The Clayworkers’ Guild Annual Members Show

 

 

 



Best In Show:  Jonna Kisivto 

“Cuteas”  $100 cash prize

Best Functional:  Michelle Crisci 

“Herringbone pot” $20 cash prize

Best Sculptural: Deanne Ferguson 

“Covid Cootie” $20 cash prize


 Peer Choice:  Deanne Ferguson 

“ Hoarder” Free membership for next year –worth $35 prize

Best Craftsmanship: Josie Rochell 

“Paradise Green”  $20 cash prize

Most Creative: Anne Marie Whitmore Lenzini  

”Doc” Brown Wired    $20 cash prize

Best Surface Treatment:  Erica Wilson 

“Prim & Proper Vase” $20 cash prize

SHORT SLIDESHOW OF THE ANNUAL CWG MEMBER'S SHOW




Various past presenters in slideshow form:

Our studio is wonderful for viewing the working presenter. We have the video camera set up with an 80 inch screen for all to see. The seating, generally for 40-50, is on risers. Our workshops include drinks, lunch and we bring snacks to share.

The main studio is used for our hands-on workshops. The seating for viewing the

presenter is in the adjacent room, at times.

Workshop in the studio. Risers make for easy and closeup viewing along with a large video screen.
Cj Neihaus
Our video screen that makes it easier to see the "close up" work of our guest artists.. We use this in the Convention Center at MCC, too.

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.