The Walnut Creek Civic Arts Big Pottery Sale is Coming!

Huge Selection of Garden Art and Beautifully Hand Crafted Pottery!

Select the perfect gift crafted by Clay Arts Guild members and CAE instructors.

Spring Sale will be held May 2-4, 2014.

Two locations in Walnut Creek:

Civic Park Studio E, 1365 Civic Dr. and Shadelands Auditorium, 111 N. Wiget

Sale Hours at Both Locations
Friday, May 2, opening night with live music and refreshments: 5 pm-9 pm Saturday, May 3: 10 am-6 pm
Sunday, May 4: Civic Park: 10 am-5 PM Shadelands: 10 am-6 pm

At Civic Park:
Art pottery, sculpture, dinnerware, stoneware, raku, salt- and pit-fired works.

At Shadelands Auditorium:
All art mediums, glass art, jewelry, gourd art, paintings, photography, pottery, textiles and more.

Want to Know More?
See the Walnut Creek Civic Arts Pottery Sale Page.

Want to Sell Your Work?
Read the Studio Sale Instructions Page.


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Meet your Monitors

This is a series of articles that will introduce you to our monitors, without whose help we could not have open studio time.. Just click on any of the monitor names to be introduced to them.

Monday 4-7pm:

Lynne Bosko

Betty WangBetty Wang
"Ever since I was small, I enjoyed my father's beautiful ceramics pieces from well- known Japanese ceramics masters," Betty explained. "I thought it would be nice if someday I could take ceramics lessons."

Tuesday 4-7pm:

Kathy MinardKathy Minard
Kathy Minard is the studio monitor on Tuesdays from 4 to 7pm. She is a remarkable, educated new potter who has many interests, skills and accomplishments that make her a welcome and potentially valuable member of our guild (and she has a website).

Kathy MinardJackie Arkasali
Although ceramics originally seemed like a detour from her jewelry, her time at the studio has brought her full circle, enabling her to create jewelry that blends ceramics, beads, and textiles. Her latest jewelry pieces are a series of felted wool bracelets, each highlighted with a Raku disk and usually decorated with threaded beads.

Wednesday 12-4pm:

Clarice JudahClarice Judah
Clarice, like all of us, feels fortunate to work in such a terrific studio space with a congenial and cooperative group. She enjoys being a Monitor and the satisfaction of contributing to the accessibility of the studio for the membership.

Friday 12-4pm:

Michele OstrieMichele Ostrie
Come by the studio on Wednesday afternoons, and you’ll meet monitor Michele Ostrie. Michele, a sculptor, has been a member of the Clay Arts Guild for 22 years, since she and her husband Barry moved to Alamo from Long Island in 1984.

Tom WinnSandy Ritchie
Many CAG members already know Sandy as the friendly lady with the full head of straw-blonde hair, big smile, and great stories. She is already popular because she volunteers as a monitor on Friday afternoons, splitting that shift with Michelle Ostrie. If that isn't enough, she is one of those rare people who do it all—handbuilding, sculpture, and throwing.

Friday 4-7pm:

Joe PagniJoe Pagni "Pino"
Joe was born in nearby Crockett, attended local schools, and still lives in Crockett today. His friends call him “Pino.” If you show up at the ceramics studio on a late Friday afternoon, you’ll probably be greeted with an enthusiastic “How ya doin!” from monitor Joe Pagni.

Saturday 12-4pm:

Tom WinnBetty Gadd
Learning new skills, producing useful items and marveling at what comes out of the kilns are all special in Betty's mind, but she commented, "The best part of coming here is the people I have met and the friends I have made."

Saturday 4-7pm:

Tom WinnTom Winn
Tom grew up in Boston attending several noted Universities in Massachusetts before traveling west to visit friends who were part of the software/dot.com gold rush. Leaving Boston's 20 degree weather, Tom arrived on a typical, balmy, 65 degree San Francisco winter's day.

Sunday 1-4pm:

Dinah Katague

Sunday 4-7pm:

Martha Strizich

Alice Lasky

Head Monitor:

Bridget Moar

Retired Monitors

List of monitors who have helped us in the past.