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.

Upcoming events

    • 07 Mar 2018
    • 05 Jan 2028
    • 119 sessions
    • KC Clay Guild


    KC Clay Guild Board Meeting

    • 15 Apr 2018
    • 15 Apr 2027
    • 10 sessions
    • KC Clay Guild

    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:

    • President
    • Vice President
    • Treasurer
    • Secretary
    • Building Maintenance Chair
    • Publicity Chair
    • Educational Chair
    • Workshops and Events Chair
    • Gallery Chair
    • Membership Chair

     

    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: kccgstudio@gmail.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.

    • 16 Apr 2018
    • 27 Apr 2027
    • 10 sessions
    • KC Clay Guild

    KC Clay Guild Board Member Elections

    VOTE!

    VOTE!

    VOTE!




    • 28 Apr 2018
    • 28 Apr 2027
    • 10 sessions
    • KC Clay Guild


    KC Clay Guild

    Board Members

    Announced

    • 08 Sep 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 200 W. 74th St. KC, MO 64114
    • 2
    Register

    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. 

    Preregistration required for this class.  No refunds.  If you can not make it to the class, we can transfer your registration to a different month with advance notice.  

    Contact studio@kcclayguild.org with any questions. 


    • 27 Sep 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • 02 Oct 2019
    • 9:00 PM
    • 200 W. 74th Street KC, MO 64114
    • 0
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    Soda Firing Workshop with Louis Reilly




    Deborah Wald, Plate, 2018 (piece fired at KCCG during the July workshop)

    Soda fired using the same clay body the workshop participants will use.


    See Louis' work at louisreillystudio.com


    Participants will have an in-depth and hands-on opportunity to learn how to fire the KC Clay Guild Soda Kiln.


    Louis Reilly completed a MFA in Ceramics in 2013 with soda firing as the focus of his thesis.  Louis worked on developing unique clay bodies that interact with the sodium vapor in the kiln to form beautiful surfaces without the application of slip or glaze.  In this workshop, Louis will share his graduate research with the students.  Students in the workshop will gain an understanding of firing the KC Clay Guild Soda Kiln to great success!


    Before workshop:  


    Students create pots using Louis' custom clay body and have them bisque fired. Students will have access to studio to make pieces. Pieces with smooth surfaces, broad planes, and clean shapes will interact best with the sodium vapor.


    Friday 4pm-9pm:


    -Short lecture on loading and firing the kiln

    -Glaze interior of pots

    -Load kiln using wading, seashells

    -Candle kiln overnight


    Saturday 6am-9pm:


    -Hands-on firing of kiln

    -Prepare soda mixture

    -Artist Talk after body reduction, before soda introduction

    -Potluck lunch, BBQ on kiln pad, KCCG to provide proteins, weather dependant


    Following Saturday 10am-2pm:


    -Unload kiln

    -Kiln clean up



    Fee: $200 for members, $250 for non-members

    8 participants max

    Studio time to make pots included

    25 Pounds of custom clay body included

    Each participant allotted 24”x12”x8” kiln space


    A few notes:

    -Wear closed-toe shoes during the workshop

    -Bring a respirator if you have one

    -The more time you spend at the kiln during the firing, the more you will   learn.  If you hope to learn how to fire this kiln, plan on being at KCCG all day on Saturday.


    Questions? studio@kcclayguild.org


    • 05 Oct 2019
    • 06 Oct 2019
    • 2 sessions
    Register

    KC Clay Guild is honored to have Pete Pinnell, potter and professor at University of Nebraska-Lincoln jury the 2019 KC Clay Guild Teabowl National exhibition. Pete was the first juror of the show and he is back for the 10th anniversary of the show!

    This two day workshop (October 5 and 6 from 9am-4pm each day with a break for lunch) will feature lectures in the morning ("The Art of Drinking" and "Hold it Right There") followed by demonstrations of Pete's pottery forming techniques.

    We hope that the lectures in the morning will spark inquiry and conversation during the demonstrations.

    To celebrate the 10th KC Clay Guild Teabowl National exhibition, we are 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!


    Questions? studio@kcclayguild.org

    • 12 Oct 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • KC Clay Guild 200 W 74th Street, KC, MO 64114
    Register

    Join KC Clay Guild for a family friendly evening of fire, food, and music. Decorate your own ceramic pot and watch it be transformed in the dramatic and rapid raku firing process. You will be able to take home your piece right after it is fired! Live music and food will complete the evening.

    Find more details here!

     

     

    • 13 Oct 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 200 W. 74th St. KC, MO 64114
    • 8
    Register

    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. 

    Preregistration required for this class.  No refunds.  If you can not make it to the class, we can transfer your registration to a different month with advance notice.  

    Contact studio@kcclayguild.org with any questions. 


    • 10 Nov 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 200 W. 74th St. KC, MO 64114
    • 8
    Register

    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. 

    Preregistration required for this class.  No refunds.  If you can not make it to the class, we can transfer your registration to a different month with advance notice.  

    Contact studio@kcclayguild.org with any questions. 


Past events

14 Aug 2019 August Second Wednesday Workshop
11 Aug 2019 Second Sunday Pottery Class - August
28 Jul 2019 Raku Mug Building Workshop
14 Jul 2019 Second Sunday Pottery Class - July
10 Jul 2019 July Second Wednesday Workshop with Louis Reilly
24 Jun 2019 Summer Camp Wheel Throwing | Session 4 | PM
24 Jun 2019 Summer Camp Hand-building | Session 4 | PM
24 Jun 2019 Summer Camp Hand-building | Session 4 | AM
24 Jun 2019 Summer Camp Wheel Throwing | Session 4 | AM
17 Jun 2019 Summer Camp Hand-building | Session 3 | PM
17 Jun 2019 Summer Camp Wheel Throwing | Session 3 | PM
17 Jun 2019 Summer Camp Wheel Throwing | Session 3 | AM
17 Jun 2019 Summer Camp Hand-building | Session 3 | AM
12 Jun 2019 June Second Wednesday Workshop - Wansoo Kim
10 Jun 2019 Summer Camp Hand-building | Session 2 | PM
10 Jun 2019 Summer Camp Wheel Throwing | Session 2 | PM
10 Jun 2019 Summer Camp Hand-building | Session 2 | AM
10 Jun 2019 Summer Camp Wheel Throwing | Session 2 | AM
09 Jun 2019 Second Sunday Pottery Class - June
03 Jun 2019 Summer Camp Hand-building | Session 1 | PM
03 Jun 2019 Summer Camp Wheel Throwing | Session 1 | PM
03 Jun 2019 Summer Camp Wheel Throwing | Session 1 | AM
03 Jun 2019 Summer Camp Hand-building | Session 1 | AM
12 May 2019 Second Sunday Pottery Class - May
08 May 2019 May Second Wednesday Workshop - Photographing Work with Light Box
24 Apr 2019 April Soda Firing
14 Apr 2019 Second Sunday Pottery Class - April
12 Apr 2019 Soda Firing Workshop with Louis Reilly (April)
13 Mar 2019 Second Wednesday Workshop with Jenna Pearce
10 Mar 2019 Second Sunday Pottery Class - March
01 Mar 2019 2019 KCCG 3rd Annual Spring Pottery Sale Application
13 Feb 2019 Cancelled - Second Wednesday Workshop with Louis Reilly
10 Feb 2019 Second Sunday Pottery Class - February
03 Feb 2019 Glazing Techniques with Mayco
13 Jan 2019 Second Sunday Pottery Class - January
09 Jan 2019 Second Wednesday Workshop with Josh Wood
12 Dec 2018 Second Wednesday Workshop with Todd Scholtz
09 Dec 2018 Second Sunday Pottery Class - December
14 Nov 2018 Second Wednesday Workshop with Steph Kates
11 Nov 2018 Second Sunday Pottery Class
09 Nov 2018 Soda Firing Workshop with Louis Reilly (November)
03 Nov 2018 2018 Raku Firing Class
14 Oct 2018 Second Sunday Pottery Class
13 Oct 2018 Raku Night 2018
10 Oct 2018 Kelsie Herron Wednesday Workshop
06 Oct 2018 Kevin Snipes Workshop, Hands-on and Demonstration
12 Sep 2018 Wednesday Workshop with Kelly Lynn Daniels
09 Sep 2018 Second Sunday Pottery Class
12 Aug 2018 Second Sunday Pottery Class
08 Aug 2018 Wednesday Workshop with Jana Evans
01 Aug 2018 KC Clay Guild Holiday Sale Application
20 Jul 2018 Soda Firing Workshop with Louis Reilly
11 Jul 2018 Second Wednesday Workshop: Joe Smith
25 Jun 2018 Summer Camp Hand-building | Session 4 | PM
25 Jun 2018 Summer Camp Wheel Throwing | Session 4 | PM
25 Jun 2018 Summer Camp Hand-building | Session 4 | AM
25 Jun 2018 Summer Camp Wheel Throwing | Session 4 | AM
18 Jun 2018 Summer Camp Wheel Throwing | Session 3 | PM
18 Jun 2018 Summer Camp Hand-building | Session 3 | PM
18 Jun 2018 Summer Camp Hand-building | Session 3 | AM
18 Jun 2018 Summer Camp Wheel Throwing | Session 3 | AM
13 Jun 2018 2nd Workshop Wednesday - Kathy Kline
11 Jun 2018 Summer Camp Wheel Throwing | Session 2 | PM
11 Jun 2018 Summer Camp Hand-building | Session 2 | PM
11 Jun 2018 Summer Camp Hand-building | Session 2 | AM
11 Jun 2018 Summer Camp Wheel Throwing | Session 2 | AM
04 Jun 2018 Summer Camp Wheel Throwing | Session 1 | PM
04 Jun 2018 Summer Camp Hand-building | Session 1 | PM
04 Jun 2018 Summer Camp Wheel Throwing | Session 1 | AM
04 Jun 2018 Summer Camp Hand-building | Session 1 | AM
09 May 2018 2nd Workshop Wednesday - Liz Hart
27 Apr 2018 2018 KCCG Spring Pottery Sale
11 Apr 2018 2nd Workshop Wednesday - Louis Reilly
05 Apr 2018 Adventures in Press Molding: Creating & Using Press Molds, Sprigs, Texture & Color
15 Mar 2018 2nd Workshop Wednesday - Bekkah Bliss
01 Dec 2017 Holiday Pottery Sale and Studio tour
08 Nov 2017 Party taught by Joey in the Large Wheel Room
29 Oct 2017 Raku Firing Class
27 Oct 2017 Party taught by Dixie in Glaze Room
13 Oct 2017 Party taught by Dixie and Aimee in Handbuilding room
07 Oct 2017 Chandra DeBuse, Sketch & Stretch: Handbuilding and Surface Intensive
01 Oct 2017 Party taught by Amy in Large Wheel Room
09 Sep 2017 Holiday Sale Application
12 Jul 2017 Irma Starr, 17th Century Slipware Techniques
14 Jun 2017 Sara Olsen - Throwing & Surface Design
10 May 2017 Kelly Daniels - Layering Techniques
23 Apr 2017 Volunteer Sunday! 9AM-1PM
12 Apr 2017 Steven Hill, Second Wednesday Workshop
08 Mar 2017 Closed Forms by David Lee
08 Feb 2017 Sam Smith - Throwing Agateware
02 Dec 2016 Holiday Pottery Sale and Studio Tour
14 Sep 2016 2nd Wednesday Workshop
27 Aug 2016 Jack Troy Workshop
27 Aug 2016 KC Clay Guild Closed
26 Aug 2016 Teabowl National Opening Reception
26 Aug 2016 KC Clay Guild Teabowl National
03 Jul 2016 Mold Making and Casting
12 Jun 2016 Kiln Building Class
30 Apr 2016 2016 KCCG Spring Pottery Sale
15 Mar 2016 KC Clay Guild presents: Makers as Mentors
04 Dec 2015 Holiday Sale


KC Clay Guild is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 200 West 74th Street, Kansas City, MO 64114

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