Southern CA Ceramics and Glass

Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center will host an exhibition of ACGA clay and glass artists November 12, 2016 – January 2, 2017 Opening Reception November 12, 6:00 to 8:00pm Artists Caroline Blackburn, Pierre Bounard, Beverly Crist, Maria DeCastro, Paul Harrie, George Jercich, Alone Larsen & Cheryl Tall

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Unleashed: A Group Exhibit

Terra Linda Ceramics Artists Collective invites you to see their show “Unleashed”. Celebrating the exuberant unfettered joy of creation, the show explores the concept, through ceramic art, of each individual artist’s ideas of what it means to be unleashed, untethered, released, free. Interpretations of the theme will explore not only the literal but

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Lynn Meade: Lantern and Luminari

At the work shop, Lynne will include building simple forms for tabletop luminaria and more complex forms for a 3 part lidded lanterns. She will also discuss methods of laying symmetric patterns, piercing, and refining the piercings. This workshop is hosted by Leslie’s Ceramic Supply. Register for the workshop.

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Ellen Sachtschale: Garden Vessels and Expressive Totems

Create a fantastical garden of Voluptuous Vessels and Totems that express your unique personality. Totems will include large tactile beads, sculptural elements and may include journalistic pieces as well. Planters, birdbaths, fountains and more may be created in the Garden Vessel portion of the class. Ellen’s bulbous textured slab techniques

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Fiber Handle Making Workshop

Learn how to make fiber handles for your teapots and other forms with Jim Widess of The Caning Shop in Berkeley. Bamboo, wisteria, reeds, and other materials will be explored, along with several styles of handles. This workshop is hosted by The Potter’s Studio Sign up by email, phone (510-528-3286),

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Denis Hazlewood: Slab Built Geometric Forms

Explore the possibilities of slab construction while making geometric forms for functional use and sculptural ideas. In this workshop, students will hone their craftmanship and precision in clay so that anything is possible. Focuses will include stiff slab construction, texture and surface, lids, and handles. This class is hosted by

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Julia Feld: Sculptural Teapots

This class will focus on decorative, sculptural teapots and their significancethrough hand-building techniques: soft- slab and coil building. Students will learn how to use carving techniques for surface decoration while exploring the conceptual and technical aspects of the teapot-making process. This class is hosted by the Sonoma Community Center. Register for the class.

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August Board Meeting

Our next Board Meeting is August 10 from 7-8:45 PM at the Presidio Branch Library in San Francisco. Please note that we do not have a July Board Meeting because of the Clay and Glass Festival The May Board Meeting is open to all current ACGA members and we encourage

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Brittany Rea: intro | spectate

This exhibition marks the conclusion of ACGA Associate Member Brittany Rea’s six-month residency in at Sonoma Ceramics. In her time living and working at the Center, Brittany has taught ceramics classes for all ages including the highly popular “Ceramics Sampler” and lessons for girls in the Mentoring Alliance. She has

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Michele Collier: Spontaneous Clay

This is a class for the beginner or the accomplished sculptor who wants to breathe new life into ther work. Clay is a very intuitive medium. It can jump to unplanned conclusions. This is our inner self speaking through the medium of clay. If we allow these “accidents” to happen

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Karen Winograde: June Open Studio

Karen Winograde is holding her Junghe Open Studio with invited potters: Owen Nelsen, Sarah Brown, Chris Sarley and also showing Mary Pettis of Twirl Yarns Two weekends: June 18 & 19 and June 25&26 10 am to 5 pm Come visit, have refreshments, talk a walk in the vineyard and

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Elaine Pinkernell: Advanced Slab Workshop

Treat yourself to a day of slab building more difficult and complex forms like a teapot or or a pitcher using Elaine’s “rip torn” method using tar paper templates.  Emphasis is on texture and you will receive a set of templates to work from.  Elaine will share her extensive collection of

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