KC Clay Guild hosts many special events throughout the year. From Raku Night in the Fall, the Holiday Sale and Studio Tour in the Winter, and workshops year-round tune in to this page to keep updated on all of our special events.
KC Clay Guild Board Meeting
KC Clay Guild Board Nomination Deadline
GET INVOLVED! Elections are coming!
Would you like to be more involved in the running of the KC Clay Guild?
Interested in serving on a not-for-profit board?
How it works: Per our bylaws, we elect 10 board members and, once elected, those ten Board members determine who fills what roles. The new board would sit from May 2018 through April 2019. Positions include:
What's involved in serving on the board? We ask that you attend monthly board meetings (approximately 2 hours per month), join or lead at least one committee (such as Raku, Building Improvements, TeaBowl National, Spring Sale, etc.) and volunteer at no less than three other clay guild events (i.e. volunteer Sunday, plaza art fair outreach, raku night, etc.) It varies by position but most board positions require a commitment of at least 6-10 hours per month.
If interested, please send your photo and responses to the following questions to: email@example.com
1) Why are you interested in serving on the KC Clay Guild Board?
2) Describe your skills, experience, and interests and how you might put it to use as a KC Clay Guild Board Member.
KC Clay Guild Board Member Elections
KC Clay Guild
Second Sunday Pottery Class is a one time class that introduces students to the potter's wheel.
This casual three hour adult class will give you enough time to try out throwing clay and make a few small pieces.
During the class, the students will focus on making pieces and having fun. Our staff will fire and glaze your pieces once the pieces are fired. We will have a handful of glazes to choose from at the end of class. The pieces will be ready to pick up two weeks after the class.
The class is limited to 8 students to ensure that each student has enough time with the instructor.
Students are welcome to bring food and drink to enjoy during the class.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Third Sunday Pottery Class is a one time class that introduces students to the potter's wheel.
2020 KCCG 4th Annual Spring Pottery Sale Application
Friday April 24th, 5-9 | Saturday, April 25th, 10-5 | Sunday April 26th, 11-3
Images should square and at least 5"x5" at 300dpi. Please use a white or neutral background for the image.
Email .jpeg images to: email@example.com
2020 KCCG Spring Sale FAQs
What are the sale dates?
Friday 4/24 5-9, Saturday 4/25 10-5, Sunday 4/26 11-3
We chose to hold the sale a week prior to Brookside and Strawberry Swing.
What is the application fee?
$50 for members, $60 for non-members
What is the opt-out fee?
You need to either work one shift at the sale OR you can pay an extra $60 opt-out fee in addition to your application fee. For example if you are a guild member who chooses to opt-out, your fee would be $110. If you are a non-member who chooses to work, your fee would be $60.
What is the commission?
It is an 80/20 split. The guild takes a 20% commission of sales.
Is the show juried?
No, first come, first serve. Applicants capped at 20
What type of work can be sold at the show?
Work sold must be 95% kiln fired ceramic.
How will the postcards be designed?
Any artist who wishes to have work considered for the postcard may drop off a piece at the guild by 3/2. A variety of groupings will be photographed, and the graphic designer will choose the image to use.
How will the show be marketed?
Postcards, website, Facebook, Instagram. Artists wishing to participate in social media campaign must submit image(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3/10.
How will work be displayed?
Each artist will have ~20 square feet of display space. If you need, KCCG will provide a table with table cloth for you, rest of setup is yours. If you have your own display of ~20 square feet, you will need to provide us with the footprint (example 10 ft by 2 feet). We will allocate a space for you. Location of displays to be assigned by Spring Sale committee.
Is there a limit to how much work I can submit?
Whatever fits attractively in your space! You can provide back stock either under your table or clearly labeled in the glaze room and volunteers will restock as needed.
How will work be labeled?
Each artist will be assigned a code. We will provide an inventory sheet and pre-printed price labels for up to 240 pieces. Additional labels can be requested if needed. EVERY item must have an individual price label even small items like ornaments or jewelry.
When will work be set up?
Artists will need to set up their own work at the guild between 6 PM Thursday 4/23 and 3PM Friday 4/24. All work must be labeled and inventory sheet provided at this time. If you choose to opt out, you must have someone else designated to set up and tear down your work.
What will I do during my volunteer shift?
We will need volunteers to prep the guild for setup on Thursday 4/23 moving wheels, cleaning, etc, work throughout the sale, stocking, logging sales, and wrapping.
When will excess work need to be taken down?
Artists must complete their teardown by Sunday 4/26 at 4 PM.
How will Guild be put back together?
After Artists are done tearing down their own work, they are needed to stay an extra hour to help put the Guild back to normal. With all helping that should be sufficient time. If you cannot attend the teardown and reset, you must provide someone to teardown and reset for you! The committee will not be responsible for work left behind, and artists who do not participate in teardown/reset or provide another person to take their place will be assessed an additional $100 fee. Name and contact info for replacement must be provided to committee in advance of the sale!
Will there be food and beverages?
The guild will provide basic snacks and drinks for the shoppers. Artists can also bring food to share if they wish.
Will sales tax be added?
No. Each potter is responsible for his/her own sales tax accounting.
When will I be paid for my sales?
Accounting for sales will occur within 15 days of sale and checks will be available for pickup or can be mailed to your home address.
Your kids will have a blast this summer taking a pottery class at KC Clay Guild! We have 4 class sessions available to fit just about any schedule. Your child will learn the basics of hand building (techniques like pinch, coil, and slab) or wheel throwing (using the potter's wheel). Each student will have several finished glazed pieces to bring home at the end of every session. Morning classes meet from 10-12, afternoon classes from 1-3.
Ages 5-up for hand building classes.
Ages 8-up for wheel throwing classes.
Monday-Thursday will be making days, Friday will be glazing. Pieces will be available to pick up 1 week after the last class.
Per 5 class session: $75 for members, $85 for non-members.
When taking a morning and afternoon class in the same session: $150 for members, $170 for non-members
The class fee includes 5 classes, clay, usage of tools, glazes and firing.
The class fee is due at the time of registration.
When taking a morning and afternoon class in the same session: $155 for members, $175 for non-members
This workshop will focus on creating and transforming traditional pottery forms through a variety of throwing and construction methods. Demonstrations will include throwing and stacking forms in multiple parts and assembling with a chuck system, creating off-axis forms, distorting thrown forms through cutting into forms and adding slabs, use of paper templates to design components like spouts and handles, and sgraffito and slip inlay decorating techniques.
Two day workshop, October 3 and 4 from 9am-4pm each day with a break for lunch. Artist talk on October 3rd after lunch.
KC Clay Guild is happy to offer this two day workshop at no cost. Advance registration is required as we have a limited amount of space.
Donations to KC Clay Guild (a 501(c)3 non-profit) can be made if you would like to help offset the costs involved with holding a workshop like this. Click here to donate online!