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

Member's Work

Why Join The Guild ?

 Above is a photo from out Annual CWG Member's Sale which is held at the Old Courthouse Art Center in Woodstock, Illinois on the historic and unique cobblestone Square.  The art center building is in the midst of a remodel and an important and historic part of Woodstock's famous  "Square".   Our well known and highly anticipated sale is always preceded by our Annual CWG Annual Show which is held in October in the same building.   The sale usually runs from November to the first week in January.   Dates will be posted on this website.  During the holidays, people come from all over the area and adjacent states to visit the Square for the decorations, the beautifully distinct and eclectic stores that offer a wide range of gifts, the holiday spirit and fun, fun, fun...like the carriage rides, visits to Santa's House, caroling and holiday events held on the Square and at the historic Opera House.  

A few more Member benefits:

  • Access to all Guild meetings & social events
  • Access to Guild "Members Only" events
  •  Annual Member Show at the Old Court House Arts Center
  • First notification of all Guild Workshops
  •  Show tent - free for use by members only
  •   Display stands - free for use by members only 
  •  Access to borrow visual recordings of past Guild workshops - free for use by members only    

Members shape our Guild, so by joining you will have a voice in the future direction of the Guild and its events.  Everyone with an interest in clay is invited to join, no matter the level of your expertise or the particular branch of clay that interests you.  We are as diverse as the materials we use.

Besides having your work seen by others, you can win awards voted on by your peers!

The Artist's Reception is held at the CWG Annual Show.  Awards are:


Best In Show

Best Functional
Best Sculptural
Best Craftsmanship
Most Creative
Best Surface Treatment
Peer Choice 
More winners!



The CWG members are artists in all areas: functional, non-functional, hand-built, wheel thrown, sculptural and any form, therein.   We are an eclectic group of men, women and families who just love playing in mud and sharing our art.