Become a Member

To become a member or renew your membership, it only costs $20 and comes with benefits!  

To join or renew, please download, print and mail the membership application below.

Download the CGC Membership Application

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Membership Qualifications

A person can become a member by payment of dues. Membership dues are to be paid by January 1st and run the calendar year. Dues paid in the middle of the year are not pro-rated.

Benefits of Membership

  • Each member will be entitled to one vote on all matters for which a membership vote is required.
  • Members may be listed in the membership directory and linked from the CGC web site.
  • Members can participate in the annual Wildfire showcase and other events sponsored by CGC
  • Members will receive a member’s discount on all CGC sponsored workshops
  • Members receive a discount on purchases made at Georgie’s* (see bottom of page for details)
  • Members can participate in group buys of materials sponsored by CGC

Shared Memberships

Multiple potters sharing a household may be permitted, at the discretion of the Officers, to share a single membership. Shared members will cast a single vote at the general meetings, receive on member discount per workshop and be eligible to apply for one booth at CGC sponsored shows and events.


General Meetings are held quarterly. It’s always fun to see how our colleagues work, so this coming year we will have the opportunity to visit various members’ studios by having our meetings at their studios. If you are interested in hosting a meeting in your studio, let Justin know at:

Meetings of the Wildfire organizing committee are held every 2 months, on even numbered months (February, April, June, August, October). Watch the announcements section of the home page for time and location. When in doubt, feel free to email Dori Kite at any time for information.


A member may be expelled by the Officers after giving the member at least 15 days written notice of the expulsion and the reason for the act. The member shall be given the opportunity to be heard by the Officers; or its designated agent; orally or in writing at least 5 days before the effective date of the expulsion. Any member who brings suit against the local association automatically forfeits his/her membership.

Our Purpose

Artists in the Clay Guild of the Cascades (CGC) share a passion about clay with each other and the community. Our aim is to promote creative self-expression in clay, share knowledge and experience, and facilitate an appreciation of handmade pottery and ceramics. Activities that support our aim are member meetings, educational workshops, cooperative purchases of supplies, exhibitions, and participation in charitable projects including Empty Bowls.

Member Discounts

*Georgies Clay Discounts: Members are eligible for the following discounts from Georgies. Please mention that you are a member of the Clay Guild of the Cascades when placing your order. You will get ton rate on Georgies clay if you buy a minimum of 100# of the same clay (can’t buy 25# of 4 different item numbers). Raw materials purchased in bags (50# or 55#) will get the ton rate. Duncan products are 25% off any quantity, any size. Kemper tools & Brushes from; Duncan, Lowe-Cornell, Royal, and Yasutomo are 20% off. Georgies usually delivers once per month to Architerra in Bend, with good pricing for shipping rates. Bulk orders are encouraged to save on shipping costs, please call Georgies in Portland for more info at 503.283.1353. This information is current as of 3/31/2018.