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 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 - 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!!
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.
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.