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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Open studio is limited to 8 participants per time block.
DO NOT COME TO THE STUDIO IF YOU ARE SICK.
Open studio is only open to members. Anyone can become a KC Clay Guild member. Register online.
Studio time is $4 per hour. Monthly passes are not available at this time.
When you arrive: sign in, check in with the monitor, and complete the health declaration and waiver of liability forms.
Clay will be available for sale.
Bisque firing is a penny per cubic inch, glaze firing is free as long as you bisque fired the pieces at KC Clay Guild.
Practice social distancing.
Only one person at a sink at a time.
Only two individuals using the glazing room at a time.
Leave the studio more clean than you found it.
Please give yourself time to clean up and leave by the end of your time block.
Only 8 monitors may work in the studio at a time.
This is for monitors only, do not let anyone else in the building!
Please wipe down contact points that you have touched with cleanser as you leave the building.
Leave exterior doors closed and locked, do not let anyone in.
Fourth 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 email@example.com with any questions.
This application is for artists NOT selling at KCCG.
December 4-6, 2020
We are excited to be holding our annual KC Clay Guild Holiday Sale and Studio Tour!
We will be producing a digital poster with tour map and will be doing extensive marketing via social media.
Application fees will go up by $25 after September 30th.
This application is for artists selling on site at KC Clay Guild.
Application deadline 9/30
Photo information: Email poster image to firstname.lastname@example.org
white background, square format, file size around 1mb, .jpeg
2020 KCCG Holiday Sale FAQs:
We are excited to be holding our annual KC Clay Guild Holiday Sale! This year we are making some adjustments in order to follow CDC guidelines and allow for social distancing. We are adopting a similar format to how our Spring Sales have been held in the past. Instead of each participant staying the entire duration of the sale, they will mark all items to be purchased at our central register and will only have to work one shift throughout the sale. Customers will be able to sign up for a designated time to visit the sale.
What are the sale dates?
Friday December 4th 5-9, Saturday December 5th 10-5, Sunday December 6th 4/26 11-3
What is the application fee?
$50 for members, $60 for non-members, $110 for members not working a shift, $120 for non members not working a shift.
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% fired ceramic.
How will the Virtual Poster be designed?
Artists should send a photo of their work to Laura Tyler at email@example.com. Your photo should have a white background, be a cropped square, and in a JPEG format. Your photo will be used on the Holiday Sale poster.
How will the show be marketed?
Virtual Posters and Postcards, website, Facebook, Instagram. Artists wishing to participate in social media campaign must submit image(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 Holiday 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 12/3 and 3PM Friday 12/4. 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 12/3 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 12/6 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 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.
Second Sunday Pottery Class is a one time class that introduces students to the potter's wheel.