Artists in the Clay Guild of the Cascades (CGC) share a passion about clay with each other and the community. Member meetings, educational workshops, cooperative purchases of supplies, exhibitions, and participation in charitable projects to help The Art Station and Empty Bowls, supports our aim to promote creative self-expression in clay, share knowledge and experience, and facilitate an appreciation of handmade pottery and ceramics.
Clay Guild of the Cascades meets bimonthly the second Monday of alternate months. (January, March, May, July, September, November). If you know anyone who might be interested in joining our guild and hasn't yet because of lack of information, shyness, whatever, have them come to our next meeting. You do not have to be a member to attend.
The next meeting is on Monday, July 8th at 6:30pm
at the Art Station, 313 Shevlin Hixon Rd., Bend.
Events and Studio Tours will be scheduled on the alternate months of the Guild meetings when available. (February, April, June, August, October, December).
Thanks to The Art Station generously allowing us to meet in their pottery classrom, our usual meeting location is the Art Station unless we have made other arrangements to meet somewhere else for an event or tour. The meeting starts at 6:00. The Art Station is located at 313 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr. on the west side of the river across from the Old Mill Shops.
If there is something you want on the agenda, please contact Helen Bommarito at firstname.lastname@example.org before the meeting. You are welcome to bring any food, snacks or beverages.
_______________________________________________________________Clay Guild of the Cascades – Spring 2013 Workshop
Glaze Study Group with Peter Meyer
In the Glaze Study Group we will attempt to unravel some of the mysteries of glazes, what makes them work, how to modify a glaze to a specific temperature and to troubleshoot common glaze faults. This will be a hands-on, practical workshop where we will be making and testing glazes.
Starting with the glaze core, (complete glaze formers, basically frits and feldspars), we will address three temperature ranges: earthenware – cone 06-2, mid-range – cone 4-6, and stoneware/porcelain cone 8-11.
Meeting every other week will allow the mixing and firing of test samples necessary to develop the desired glaze result in the temperature range of your choice. For the first session bring your favorite clay body for making test tiles. The goal is to come up with at least two good base glazes that work well on your clay body and are suitable for modification with colorants. When:
Study Group meets on four Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m.
April 17, May 1, May 15, June 5, 2013 Location:
COCC Ceramics Classroom
Room 226 in Pence HallWorkshop fee:
Clay Guild of the Cascades Members - $40
Non- Clay Guild of the Cascades Members - $45
COCC Current Ceramics Students – no charge
Enrollment for this workshop is limited to 15 participants.
Please send in your registration by April 10th. $5.00 late registration fee applies after April 10th. Enroll:
To enroll, please send your name, phone number, email address, and check to the address below. Make checks payable to CGC.
PO Box 172
Bend OR 97709 Questions:
Contact Janet Matson at 541-633-3403 email@example.com
Wildfire 2012 was the most successful Wildfire Show yet - join us for Wildfire 2013!
Go to the Wildfire page for more information.
The Best of Show for the 2012 Wildfire Show were Linda Heisserman in the Functional category (left) and Michael Gwinup in the Non-functional category (right).
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We have reduced the membership fee from $25 to $20.
To stay in touch with CGC, we need to know you are interested and have your membership up to date so send in your 2011 membership dues and information!! (It also keeps you current with Georgie's for your clay discount on Georgie's clay).
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Clay Guild of the Cascades
P.O. Box 172
Bend, OR 97709