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.


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THE CLAYWORKERS’ GUILD of ILLINOIS

ANNUAL HOLIDAY SALE IS ON!!!


The Clayworkers’ Guild of Illinois is proud to announce their Annual Holiday Sale 2018 at the Old Courthouse Arts Center which is situated on the historic Woodstock Square, in Woodstock, Illinois.  This event has been a wonderful addition to community for decades during the holiday season sales and festivities on the Square.  In addition to daytime hours, there are special evening hours. The sale will begin Thursday November 15th, 2018 and continue through Saturday, January 5th, 2019.  We hope to see you there!


This year’s artists  are:  Janet Buchanan, Susan Clough, Susan Galloway, Cyndi Hicks, Mary Howe, Jonna Kivisto, Andy Lechner, Anne Marie Whitmore Lenzini, Regina Lombardo, MaryLou Mateja, Coco Medina, Jill Munger, Frank Richards, Ben Rosenfield, Merianne Tomovich, Trish Vollkommer and Lena Wells


The Old Courthouse Arts Center is located in the center of downtown Woodstock at 101 N. Johnson Street. 2018 hours are: Nov.15-18 (11 a.m.-5 p.m.), Nov.21-22 -T’giving Eve and Day (Closed), Fri, Nov.23-Lighting of the Square (11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.), Sat. Nov 24-Small Business Sat. (11a.m.-7 p.m.), Nov.25-28 (11 a.m. - 5 p.m.), Nov.29 -Ladies’ Night Out (11.a.m. – 10 p.m.), Nov. 30 (11 a.m. - 5 p.m.), Dec.1-13 (11.a.m. – 5 p.m.), Dec. 14-15 (11 a.m. -7 p.m.), Dec. 16-20 (11 a.m. – 5 p.m.),Dec. 21-22 (11 a.m. – 7 p.m.), Dec.23 (11 a.m. - 5 p.m.), Closed Christmas Eve and Day, Dec. 26-30 (11 a.m. – 5 p.m.), Closed New Years Eve and Day, Jan 2-5 (11 a.m. – 5 p.m.). Final day Jan 5, 2019


Additional information can be viewed at  http://oldcourthouseartscenter.org/

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The Clayworkers' Guild offers workshops and seminars at various times during the year.

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


Julia Colman Timm - Annie Chrietzberg - Chase Gamblin - Lauren Karle - Cj Neihaus - Terri Kern Robin Hopper Rebecca HarveyRichard PeelerMartha Grover - Susan Filley Bill Van Gilder Janet 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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(More presenter photos under "Workshops"):

The Julia Colman Timm Workshop

was held on October 12-13, 2018


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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.

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

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.

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