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

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Raku  Salt Fire
  Porcelain  Glaze Techniques
  Thixotropic
Health and Safety
 Photographing  Pottery
Tile Making
Building a Raku Kiln

Building a Salt Kiln
Building and Repairing
  an Electric Kiln  Printing on Clay


 

v  2-day WORKSHOP PRESENTERS:


Robin Hopper  1997

Janet Mansfield  1998

John Glick    1999

Steven Hill    2000
Tony Winchester  2001

Rebecca Harvey  2001

Tom & Elaine Coleman    2002

  Esther Shimazu  2002

Kathy Triplett  2003

Nick Joerling  2004

  Susan Filley  2005

  Brian Garthside  2006

Lana Wilson    2006

Jeff Oestreich    2007

Cynthia Bringle    2008

Bill VanGilder    2009

Simon Leach    2010

Fong Choo  2011

Robin Hopper    2011

Sharon Bladholm  2012

  Emily Reason     2012

Martha Grover    2013
Steve Hansen  2014
Lorna Meaden    2014
Terri Kerns  2015

Lauren Karle    2016

Annie Chrietzberg  2017

  Julia Colman Timm  2018

  Carol Long   2019


 

 

v  1- day DEMONSTRATIONS BY PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS HAVE INCLUDED:

Richard Peeler & Marj Peeler  1981 & 1988 


Karl Borgeson  1982   

 Flo Singer  1983 
Gayle Barazani  1983 

Sam Rosby 

Willard Stollen  1985

Richard Zakin
Dale Raddatz     

David Nicholas 
Dennis Bancroft 

Gail Jones 

Yih Wen Kuo     

Art Hand   1988 

Ann Nevills   1989

Charles Johnson  1989

Tom Feyrer   1989 

John Bailey & Clare Berger Bailey 1989 

 Richie Bellinger 1990

Ann Maraviglia   1991 

 Tom Vician   2004 

Jim Connell   2005 

Tom Hubbell   2008 

 Mary Jean Deja/Tom Vician  2010

Tom Vician   2013 
CJ  Niehaus   2016 

Chase Gamblin   2017 

Deanne Ferguson  2019


 

 

v  SOCIAL EVENTS , AWARDS, & SHOWS

 

v  MAJOR CONTRIBUTOR TO THE RYAN LONG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND IN

 

COOPERATION WITH MCHENRY COUNTY COLLEGE

v   ANNUAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE "EMPTY BOWLS" PROJECT 

v   2018 HELPED MCC START THEIR OWN “EMPTY BOWL’ PROJECT”  BY DONATING OVER 250 BOWLS

v   FOR PAST 10 YRS + AN ANNUAL HOLIDAY SALE SHOWCASING MEMBERS’ WORK FOR SALE RUNS
  MIDDLE OF NOVEMBER THRU FIRST WEEK OFJAN

v    POTTERY SALES, INCLUDING AN ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SHOW THAT RAN FROM 1982 

 

THROUGH 1995 CHRISTMAS SALE REVIVED IN 2005

v  AN ANNUAL GUILD MEMBERS SHOW PRESENTED AT THE OLD COURTHOUSE ARTS CENTER

 

IN WOODSTOCK DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER, SHOWCASING MEMBERS' WORKS
HAS  RUN FOR  THE LAST 19 YEARS

v  2005, DONATED $500.00 TO CERF (CRAFT EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND) TO HELP OUR FELLOW CRAFTS 

 

PERSONS WHO WERE VICTIMS OF HURRICANE KATRINA & RITA 

v  2006,  IN CONJUNCTION WITH MS. LANA WILSON RAISED OVER $3000.00 FOR CERF TO BENEFIT 

 

FELLOW CRAFTS PERSONS WHO WERE VICTIMS OF HURRICANE KATRINA & RITA 

v  2007,  OPENED THE ON-LINE FORUM "CLAY PARENT" IN CONJUNCTION WITH

 

  MS. LANA WILSON AND ASSISTANCE FROM CLAY TIMES  Has since been suspended

v  COORDINATED AND SPONSORED NATIONAL EXHIBITIONS:  "Trends in Stoneware"  "Trends in Porcelain"  "Clayworkers' Guild Invitational"

v  ANNUAL TRAVELING SHOW: 1982-1997    Traveled through McHenry, Lake, and Cook Counties to Libraries,

v   High Schools,  Colleges, and Businesses

v  Over the past 40 yrs COORDINATED FIELD TRIPS TO MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITIONS

v  GRANTS RECEIVED FROM THE ILLINOIS ARTS COUNCIL

v  MURAL MADE IN CERAMICS BY THE GUILD DONATED TO MCHENRY COUNTY COLLEGE

v  2017 Donated dessert plates to “The Friends of the Courthouse” for funding raising

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v  2018 helped the Conservation District produce their unique Run Wild - Race for Open Space 5k finisher

v   medals by rolling and cutting clay we in turn stamped  them with a locally native animal track

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