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

 CWG 2018 CALENDAR

EXPLANATION OF CWG EVENTS THROUGH 

THE END OF THE YEAR 

(Please refer to this and not the calendar, below.)


AUGUST-  Sat. Aug 25th Business meeting 10am  

Followed by

EMPTY BOWLS –Throwing days 25th and Trimming day on the 26th

Both days --11am to 3pm

So come throw as many bowls as you can or come and Trim the bowls.

mark the bottom of your bowls with “MTB--CWG” ---they should hold 12-16oz and be the size of at least 7” x 3” when glaze fired --no coiled bowls please.

 

For those who do not know what Empty Bowls is all about here is an explanation:  Empty Bowls” is an international project to fight hunger, personalized by artists and art organizations on a community level. Participating artists and groups create and donate bowls, then serve a simple meal.  Guests choose a bowl to use that day and to keep as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. In exchange for the meal, and the bowl, guests contribute a suggested minimum donation. One hundred percent of each meal's proceeds are devoted to local hunger-fighting organizations, such as food banks or soup kitchens, or to national or international charitable groups. 

 

The Guild has been a part of this fight by throwing bowls and donating them for over 25 yrs. Some of the places we have donated to are: WI, Oakton Community County, and Harvard High School.

 

This year we are donating our bowls to McHenry County College they are going to run an Empty Bowl Project in conjunction with their culinary dept.  So please please we need to make lots and lots of bowls hoping for at least 200 bowls to be made by our Guild.  Believe we are about 50 bowls short of our goal right now.

 

SEPTEMBER-  Guild Picnic Sat., 15th time 10 am to ??? until she kicks us out

MaryLou Mateja has volunteered to host our picnic this year which is a Pot Luck but BYOB.  Guild Members and their significant others are included.  We will have Games with some prizes.

Bring yourself a lawn chair, your dish to pass, a good and fun attitude, she has a big pond you can fish in with your poles (but no minnows please), but you can keep what you catch, and she will freeze them for you until you leave...after you clean them...etc..  BIG SMALLMOUTH BASS, CRAPPIES. CAT...SOME SUNFISH.   

 

 OCTOBER-  all month long

18th Annual CWG Members Show at the Old Court House Gallery in Woodstock:  Since no one volunteered to coordinate the show this year I will once again spear head it.  I will be sending out an email soon with all the necessary details.

 

  -This year’s judge TBD
  -We have already spoken to John Heng at the Court House Arts Gallery and the Terms for this year’s show will be the same as last year, an up front cost of a $10 entry fee and you can put in up to 6 pieces with a 20% commission taken from the gallery per piece when it is sold.

 

We would love to see every single member put in at least one piece to have a full showing of our Guild members! 

 

There will be an opening reception TBA with awards given out to our members for:

BEST OF SHOW, MOST FUNCTIONAL, MOST CREATIVE, BEST SCULPTURAL, BEST CRAFTMANSHIP, BEST SURFACE TREATMENT, AND PEER CHOICE

 

 NOVEMBER-1st 6pm  BUSINESS MEETING –Room adjacent to MCC Pottery Studio

Review of events and workshops  POSSIBLE SOCIAL EVENT

Entrance into this Sale is closed now.

CWG MEMBERS HOLIDAY SALE

This sale has in the past run the month of November and December with one week at the beginning of Jan. --it is has been held at the Old Court House North Gallery Space called “Welles Gallery” in Woodstock. This is open to all members of the Guild who wish to participate.  This sale is not funded by the Guild but we use the Guild name to promote it. 

 

Members pay for their space and are required to work a certain amount of days (this has been about 3 to 6 days in the past few years) determined by how many members are in the sale.  This is a great opportunity for members to sell their pieces of pottery (only pottery items are allowed).  There are a few built in shelving units at the gallery if you do not have a shelving unit, you can also use tables in some cases, and/or borrow from someone who does have a shelving unit.  For more detailed information about this sale you can contact (Trish Vollkommer).  The start up cost for your space is $100.  You can possibly split a space with someone and each pay $50.

 

DECEMBER-

 Guild Members and significant others X-Mas Party 

Date  Dec 1st— Time 6pm to ????----Potluck event 

Bring your own booze, bring a dish to pass, possible gift exchange event as in the past years

More information TBA

 

Location:  Michelle Artner’s

A invitation will be sent out prior to event from Michelle

 

 

 

Holiday Guild Members Sale continues-- see explanation above*

 

PLEASE REFER TO THE EVENT EXPLANATION ABOVE 

AS THIS CALENDAR, BELOW,  MAY HAVE CHANGED.

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