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.


Just take a look at some of our presenters.  Click on the underlined names and you will reach their website or Facebook page.


Lauren Karle -  Cj Neihaus Terri KernRobin HopperRebecca HarveyRichard PeelerMartha GroverSusan FilleyBill Van GilderJanet 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

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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.

Workshop in the studio. Risers make for easy and closeup viewing along with a large video screen.
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.
Cj Neihais Demo



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.