Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thanks For A Great Show!

    Thanks to all of you who attended the SJCGA Fall Show.  It was well attended considering the weather and threat of rain. There was some light sprinkles but overall it turned out to be a beautiful day. Our members are appreciative for your support attending the show and purchasing from our valley members. 

The winner of the raffle was M. Raterman.  She will receive a  $50. gift certificate, towards
the purchase of an item from our exhibiting members.

Special thanks to our Show directors Fox & Lois Garney, who worked closely with Craig Easter (postcard) and publicity board member, Annie Compton-Schmidt making the event 
happen smoothly without a hitch.

Many of our members will be opening their studios and exhibiting at local venues for upcoming Holiday Sales. Check back here as we compile a list of names and dates for a chance to peek into the spaces where they work and find some great gifts for the season.

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Fall Show This Saturday November 17th 2012

Purchase directly from the exhibiting members. Functional as well as sculptural work.
Handmade platters, bowls, jewelry, garden art, blown glass, beads, and fused glass items. Rain or Shine - the weekend before Thanksgiving. 

Start your holiday shopping here!


Don Williams
Cory Ballis   
Jerry Chang
Craig Easter     
Ken Foster      
Jan Ontko        
Mary Camin
Bob Kliss          
Amy Morgan      
Annie Compton-Schmidt  
Linda Johnson   
Susan Clarke     
Martin Shapiro
Lisa Anderson
Hazel Olsen
Richard Markle   
Barrie Burnham   
Karen Carlson     
Fox & Lois Garney 
Rita Watkins     

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Amy Morgan returns to Fresno

SJCGA member Amy Morgan returns to Fresno with a multi media show at the Fresno Arts Council
for the November 1st Art Hop. It looks like she was productive during her time away. Welcome back Amy! Amy will be one of the exhibiting members showing at the SJCGA Fall Sale in 3 weeks on Saturday November 17th.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Take a Break - Pizza Night! - Meeting August 22nd

Hey member's - take a break!  Pizza and drinks at Hazel's! 
 Wednesday August 22nd - 6 PM  at Hazel Olsen's home. Please see details and editorial in the August  Potshots newsletter. 
We will be discussing ideas and possible new directions to take the club. Bring your
pizza craving and any ideas, suggestions, desires for the club. 
Is it time to explore a new version for new times? 
Let's begin a conversation!

RSVP by August 20th if you plan to attend. Send RSVP to Lois Garney at foxlopottery@gmail.com

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Saturday May 12th - 2012 Annual Spring Sale

10am to 5pm

the SJCGA Annual Spring Sale
just in time for Mother's Day !
1084 W Bullard (just west of  Palm)
featuring 23 exhibiting members' original work in
clay & glass.

Shop a large selection of styles and techniques directly from the makers. Functional as well as sculptural work.
Handmade platters, bowls, jewelry, garden art, blown glass, beads, and fused glass items.

Come early for the best selection 

Monday, April 2, 2012


April 18, 2012 @ 6:30pm Fig Garden Library Marks & Bullard

 (SW Corner) Fresno

Save The Date - Saturday May 12th 2012 10am - 5pm

One Day Only
Saturday May 12th 10 am - 5 pm
Rain or Shine!
The day before Mothers Day

Thursday, February 9, 2012

February 11th - SJCGA Member's Demonstrations Event Schedule

9 - 9:45  Rita Watkins slab footing and under glaze demo

9:45 - 10:30  Piet Eppinga  talk about pottery

10:30 - 11:30 Martin Shapiro  wheel throwing

11:30 - 12:30 Randy Olsen  face sculpture

12:30 - 1:15   Pot luck lunch and Barrie with slides

1:15 - 2:00  Lynn Golden glass cutting and design

2:00 - 4:00  Slab coffee mug and audience hands-on clay making - Barrie 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

From the Fire - Kings Art Center Reception February 3

Opening Reception / Hanford Art Hop Evening Friday, Feb 3, 5:30-7:30pm
February 4 - March 26, 2012
Kings Art Center
605 Douty
Hanford Ca. 93230

Gallery Hours
Wednesday - Friday 11:00am - 4:pm
Saturday - Sunday 12:00 - 3:00pm
Free admission

Friday, January 27, 2012

From The Fire - SJCGA Exhibit at the Kings Art Center Feb 3- March 26

From The  Fire

work by members of the

San Joaquin Clay & Glass Association

 Feb 4 - March 26, 2012

Show Opening Reception

Friday, Feb. 3, 2012

5:30 - 7:30 pm

 ARTHOP Night in Hanford

Light refreshments provided by Kings County Art League 

Kings Art Center @ 650 N. Douty St. Hanford, CA

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

SJCGA Members' Demonstrations

Lynn Golden- glass cutting/ Piet Eppinga - wheel throwing demonstration/ Karen Carlson- making glass shards/ Barrie Burnham- hand building slab cups / potluck lunch and more!

Kevin Snipes Workshop/Lecture

CSU Fresno, Ceramics Dept, Reedley College Clay Club and Clay Mix present 

Kevin Snipes Workshop
Lecture and Demonstration

 Kevin Snipes
Kevin Snipes, "Dag Nabit"

Saturday, March 17, 2012

9am - 4pm 
at Clay Mix
$45 : Register before March 3rd
$60 : Register after March 3rd 
$45 : Clay Mix members and current students 

Lunch included 

Kevin Snipes uses narrative, colorful imagery to create decorative surfaces on his non-traditional vessel forms. Kevin's vessels, whether wheel-thrown or hand-built, are adapted to his unique imagery. 

In this workshop, Kevin will demonstrate a variety of techniques he uses in his work. He will also discuss the development of his work and his artistic inspirations. 

Kevin Snipes received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics from the Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, Ohio. He took graduate studies in Ceramics at the University of Florida, School of Art and Art History in Gainesville, Florida. Kevin's work has been exhibited internationally

To register
http://www.clay-mix.com/     or call Clay Mix at 559-485-0065

Monday, January 9, 2012

Clay Mentors Exhibit at Clay Mix

works by ceramics instructors
Jan 5 - Feb. 25, 2012

opening & ArtHop • Thursday, Jan 5, 5 - 8pm
   reception & ArtHop • Thursday, Feb 2, 5 - 8pm