Thursday, November 17, 2011

Fall Sale This Saturday November 19th



The Annual Fall Sale is this Saturday November 19th.  With Thanksgiving next week and Christmas fast approaching you can be certain to find a hostess gift for the Thanksgiving cook and plenty of handmade clay & glass items to choose from for those on your holiday list.  This show is unique for finding a one-of-a-kind piece and buying directly from the maker. Meet our members and learn about the techniques and inspiration behind their work. The latest report is that we will be exhibiting on the East side parking lot due to renovations the church has underway. Remember this show is one day only, rain or shine. We all hope to see you there.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Intimate Cups III at Clay Mix


Fresno SJCGA member Mary Camin, will be participating in the
 Intimate Cups Exhibit November 3 - December 3 2011
Clay Mix Gallery, Fresno

Also showing:
Ashley Kim, San Diego, California
Wenfen Pan, Michigan
Monica Ripley, Massachusetts
Betsy Williams, New Mexico


Friday, September 30, 2011

Craig Easter at FCC Art Space Gallery

  

Long time Fresno clay artist Craig Easter will have an exhibition of current work at the Art Space Gallery at
Fresno City College October 3 - 27 . There will be a 
reception on Art Hop Thursday, October 6th 5 - 8 pm

A free workshop event 
will will take place on Saturday, October 8th, 9am - 4 pm at Fresno City College Ceramic Studio AH105
please bring your favorite dish for a potluck lunch. 


For more information, contact: 
Bob Kizziar, Ceramic Instructor, Fresno City College
Phone 559.442.4600 ext. 8325  
email. bob.kizziar@fresnocitycollege.edu



                                            


Craig has created ceramic work for over 35 years.
He has been an exhibitor with the American Craft Council since 1978 and an emeritus member of the Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California. He is a current member of the San Joaquin Clay & Glass Association and served as president of that organization for three years.







Wednesday, September 28, 2011

SJCGA Fall Sale

Saturday November 19. 10 am - 4pm
This popular sale is around the corner. Mark your calendars. 


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Studio Equipment for Sale

Fresno ceramic production studio closing


The following items are a partial list of what is available.

work tables, cabinets, slip tanks, kilns, low fire glazes, etc,
Electric Kilns -
Duncan Kiln 1229 w/ furniture used - 44" tall 34" diameter
Olympic Oval Kiln 48" x 36" x 48" high









  • Large Tunnel kiln
  • industrial size spray booth
  • Lily Pond Pouring table - 26" x 74" x 31"
  • Misc tools and more.
  • for more information, location in Fresno, and pricing,  contact Anne Peck 559 930-7088


Sunday, July 31, 2011

New Class Sessions - Wheel Throwing & Hand-building, at Clay Mix



Register Today for Upcoming Classes
At Clay Mix  

   
Susanne French
Teapot
by Susanne French
Hand-built, Wood-fired 

Wheel-throwing Class with Craig Easter


Tuesday Mornings:
August 9 - September 27
9:30am - Noon

Tuesday Evenings:
August 9 - September 27
6:00 - 8:30pm

8 weeks each: Fee $195

This course focuses on working with clay on a potter's wheel.  Beginners will learn basic skills in throwing and trimming.  Advanced students will explore new techniques in throwing and decorating.  


Hand-building Class with Susanne French 


Wednesday Evenings:
August 17 - September 21
6:00 - 8:30pm

6 weeks: Fee $145

During this course, you will learn basic hand-building techniques and create functional or sculpture pieces.
Susanne will work with you at any level (from beginners to advanced).

All classes include:
- 1 bag of clay (25 lbs.)
- Firing fee for work produced during class time up to 2000 cubic inches. Additional firing is 1 cent per cubic inch.


contact Clay Mix at 559.485.0065
www.clay-mix.com/



Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Annual Spring Sale Saturday May 7th 2011


Come Join Us
One Day Only
Saturday May 7th
1084 W Bullard * Fresno
Map 
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2011 Exhibiting Members
Lisa Anderson     Cory Ballis     Barrie Burnham     Mary Camin
David Caris    Karen Carlson    Vicki Cederquist    Jerry Chang
Annie Compton-Schmidt    Craig Easter    Piet Eppinga
Ken Foster    Lynn Golden    Linda Johnson    Bob Kliss
Lilly Krahenbuhl    Ronald Nagata    Hazel Olsen    Randy Olsen
Janet Ontko    Susan Sample    Al Tagress    Stephen Veach
Don Williams


Visit the sjcga website member's page for member contact information and website links




Redemer Luther Church Grounds 1084 W Bullard off Palm




Craig Easter's ash glazed stoneware


colorful blown glass by Cory Ballis


long time member Ron Nagata's  functional stoneware


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Local Ceramics Community Welcomes Oregon Artist Frank Boyden


A partnership with Fresno City College Ceramics Department, Fresno State Ceramics Department, Merced College Ceramics Department, Reedley College Ceramics Department and Clay Mix Gallery/Studio invite celebrated Oregon artist Frank Boyden to the Fresno area to offer workshops and lectures this weekend. The public is invited to his demonstration and lecture on printmaking and ceramics. Boyden has conducted hundreds of workshops and lectures around the world and his handmade books and ceramics are collected internationally including The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. Boyden is a founding member of the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology on the Salmon River estuary near Otis, Oregon.

Scheduled events with Frank Boyden are as follows:
Thursday, April 7, 2011
5pm - 8pm Art Hop at Clay Mix 
7pm Reception

Friday, April 8, 2001
9am - Noon
Printmaking Demonstration by Frank Boyden
Fresno State University - Conley Art Building - Rm160
Open to the public
Cost: Free

6pm  
Slide Lecture by Frank Boyden
Reedley College - Forum Building - Forum 1
Open to the public, Relaxed parking
Cost: Free  

Saturday, April 9, 2011
9am - 4pm
Frank Boyden Lecture and Demonstration  
At Clay Mix 
Cost:
$55 in advance
$65 at door if space is available
including lunch

Frank Boyden, who received Master of Fine Arts in painting from Yale University, became seduced by clay and the world of the ceramic arts in 1968. In 1972 he stopped painting and gave his full time to clay. He began the journey of learning how to incorporate drawing techniques onto vessels and other ceramic objects and this journey continues to this day. In 1984 he built the sixth anagama kiln in America and has spent the time since then perfecting the discipline of wood firing. What sets Boyden's work apart and makes it cohesive over the past 40+ years is his energetic and fluid incised drawings on vases. His work is collected and exhibited internationally.

Clay Mix - where earth becomes art
ceramic art galley | supplies | studio
1003 N Abby Street
Fresno, CA 93701
P.559-485-0065
F.559-485-0260
www.clay-mix.com
Hours: M-F 8:30am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Closed on Sundays and holidays

Monday, March 28, 2011

New Class Session with Craig Easter


New pottery class starts tomorrow!

Craig Easter Square Bowl
Craig Easter, Square Bowl
 
Wheel-throwing 

Evening class: 

March 29 -
May 17 

Tuesdays, 6:00-8:30pm

Instructor:
Craig Easter
 

8 weeks each: $195 (including one bag of clay,  2000 cubic inches of firing fee)

This course focuses on working with clay on a potter's wheel. Beginners will learn basic skills in throwing and trimming. Advance students will explore new techniques.
Next Morning Class 
April 12 - May 31 
Tuesdays: 9:30am - Noon

http://www.clay-mix.com/    


submitted by Clay Mix
1003 N Abby Street
Fresno, CA 93701
p. 559.485.0065
f.  559.485.0260

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Glass and Mosaic Classes


Spring Glass Classes with SJCGA member Lynn Golden 
If you’ve wondered what glass fusing is all about, or if you are looking for a way to combine ceramic and the bright colors of art glass, I will be teaching 2 classes this spring: 
Glass Fusing: This is a 3-day workshop focusing on one specialized technique per session. Decorative processes such as torch work stringers, frits, and enamels, rubber stamping and metal infusions are covered in this workshop. 
Dates: Saturday, March 5, 19 & 26 
1:00 – 4:00pm 
Cost: $200.00 includes supplies. Bring cutting tool and safety glasses. 


Mosaic: Make a stunning stepping stone, table top or wall plaque in this three-part course. Use of found objects and “hot mosaic” components will be included. 
NOTE: Don’t panic when you see the words “bring glass cutting tools”. The cutting involved in both these classes is the most basic and minimal. You can learn the skill needed for these classes in a matter of minutes! You don’t have to be able to draw either! Come and have fun! 
Dates: Saturday, April 9, 16 & 23 
1:00 – 4:00pm 
Cost: $80.00; bring cutting tools and safety glasses 


Phone Scarab Glassworks to sign up. 
729 Divisadero (at Broadway) 
Fresno, CA 
559-486-5480 

Frank Boyden Workshop


Fresno City College Ceramics, Fresno State Ceramics, Merced College Ceramics, Reedley College Ceramics and Clay Mix present  

Frank Boyden Workshop
Lecture and Demonstration

Frank Boyden 

Frank Boyden, Uncle Skulky and His Two-Headed Heron.
Woodfired Porcelain, 16 1/4" x 8 3/4" x 8".

Saturday, April 9, 2011
9am - 4pm
at Clay Mix

Cost:
$55 in advance
$65 at door if space is available
including lunch

Frank Boyden was trained as a painter, printmaker and art historian but in 1968 got seduced by clay and the world of the ceramic arts. In 1972 he stopped painting and gave his full time to clay. He began the journey of learning how to incorporate drawing techniques onto vessels and other ceramic objects and this journey continues to this day. In 1984 he built the sixth anagama kiln in America and has spent the time since then perfecting the discipline of wood firing. What sets Boyden's work apart and makes it cohesive over the past 40+ years is his energetic and fluid incised drawings on vases. Boyden received Master of Fine Arts in painting from Yale University. His work is collected and exhibited internationally and he has conducted hundreds of workshops and lectures around the world.

Click here to register. 

submitted by clay-mix

Saturday, January 29, 2011

SJCGA Members' Demonstrations

  

 9 - 10 Karen Carlson   Building canes
 10 - 10:45  Barrie    Hand building planters
 10:45 - 11:15 Amy Morgan    "Fake"mosaics, using concrete patch and odds and ends sprig mold pieces
 11:15 - 12:30 Lynn Golden    Mosaic building
 12:30 - 1:30 Pot luck lunch and Barrie showing slide presentation titled Twenty Years of Teaching Ideas
 1:30 - 2:15 Annie Compton-Schmidt   Glass fusing, slumping and glass frit painting 
 2:15 -2:45  Susanne Clark   Bronze precious metal
 2:45 - 4:00  Randy Olsen   Wheel throne pitcher and goblet

Schedule as of Friday afternoon, January 28  submitted by Rita Watkins

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Una Mjurka Exhibition at Clay Mix


Clay Mix Gallery is presenting a solo exhibition by ceramic sculptor Una Mjurka from January 6 through February 26. The opening reception is tonight ( January 6th ) at 5 pm during Art Hop. 

Una Mjurka is Assistant Professor of ceramics at California State University, Fresno. She has also taught classes at Clay Mix. There will also be a chance to meet and hear Una discuss her work  at a reception on Saturday, January 29 at 2 pm.
Read more about the artist here.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

RIP Paul Soldner 1921-2011



Paul Soldner, a historically significant figure in the rise of the studio movement in American Ceramics, passed away at his home in Claremont California  at the age of 89. Link to LA Times obituary