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

Friday October 12th and Saturday October 13th 2018, the CWG and MCC Clay Club had the pleasure of hosting a workshop at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, Illinois with Julia Colman Timm.


A slideshow of the 2-day workshop is on our home page.

Her beautiful art  can be viewed here:

http://freshmudpottery.com/



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OUR 2019 WORKSHOP PRESENTER WILL BE:

In 2019, we have secured Carol Long as our presenter: You can view her website here:

http://www.carollongpottery.com/



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THE ANNIE CHRIETZBERG WORKSHOP 2017 IS OVER

Website: http://earthtoannie.com

On September 29th & 30th, the Clayworkers Guild of Illinois and McHenry County College Clay Club were happy to have guest ceramic artist, Annie Chrietzberg, present a hand-building workshop to a group of very eager potters. That hands-on workshop included all the materials, tools and a wonderful lunch and treats, both days. We fired those finished pieces at MCC for the attendees, if they desired. We are able to offer most of our workshops at very reasonable prices because we share costs with MCC's Clay Clay.  During the amazingly informative workshop, Annie shared her secrets to hand-building her wonderfully exact pieces that resemble wheel thrown.  We were all "Wowed"!   Thank you, Annie.  

Here are just a few photos from those two days:

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CHASE GAMBLIN WORKSHOP 2017

Website:  http://www.chasegamblin.com/ 

July held a surprise for all....a one-day workshop with Chase Gamblin.   We had the opportunity to have Chase visit from Indiana and we took it!   The Clayworkers' Guild, in conjunction with McHenry County College Clay Club, hosted the workshop and lunch that was centered around decorating with slip.   Slip is such a great way to give texture to your pieces and we certainly learned a lot from Chase!  Our thanks go out to him for teaching us the wonders of slip and sharing his techniques.