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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Our History

The Clay Arts Association began with 14 student members and dues of $5 per year at an August 10, 1964 meeting chaired by Ron Caya, the first Art Director of the nascent Civic Arts Center of Walnut Creek (CAA). The ceramics department was among the first established programs of the Arts Center, and members enthusiastically helped fund new equipment and facilities right from the first.

The CAA began looking into a studio - eventually deciding on a quonset hut over the bridge by Civic Park. By the end of the first year they had had two sales in Broadway Plaza using a vacant store, had purchased two wheels and helped pay for the installation of a gas line.

Studio ImageThe name changed to the Clay Arts Guild (CAG) in 1979 when the new studio was installed in the old Walnut Festival BuildingKiln Imagein Civic Park - our present day Studio E. The kiln area, for instance, is where the stage for the old festival building was located.

At present there are about 125 members in CAG. A new category of Associate Membership allows clay patrons to contribute to ceramics and receive the CAG newsletter for $25, a fraction of the regular annual dues.