An Exhibition of Ceramic Art from The Clay Arts Guild
October 7 – November 4

Clay as an artistic material has been utilized by humans for thousands of years. From the Venus of Willendorf to the vessels of the Jomon period, people have explored their creativity through this unique medium. Its use throughout our society varies among sculptural, functional, and industrial purposes. The ceramic artist creates forms and aesthetic decorations through a variety of applications. The aesthetic objects that are created enhance our experiences of the world and range from the mundane to the awe- inspiring.

Join us for an exhibition of ceramic art presented by the Grand Junction Clay Arts Guild. Works within this exhibition will range from high-fired to mid-range-fired, raku-fired, saggar-fired, and more. Each artist has developed their individual techniques, firings, surface design, and styles for their work. Wander through the Gould Gallery to see the variety of work produced by ceramic artists in Western Colorado. In conjunction with the exhibition, GJCAG will have a mug sale with 100% of the proceeds from this sale donated to support The Art Center of Western Colorado.

The guild was established in 2001 by a group of local ceramic artists. This dynamic group brings together some of the most talented ceramic artists from the Western Slope in both functional and sculptural ceramics. Their ongoing mission is community sharing and encouragement to advance the level and appreciation within the clay world. In its many years of support, the guild has shown itself to be one of the region’s leading organizations toward the growth and betterment of the arts within Western Colorado.

Interested in becoming a member of the Grand Junction Clay Arts Guild? Contact Grand Junction Clay Arts Guild President, Ron Cloyd, at

GJCAG has monthly meetings at the Mesa County Public Library or at a local artist’s studio. Contact Ron to receive an invitation to the next meeting and details about becoming a member of this active clay organization.