Meetings, News & Events


Greetings Magical Earth Movers!!!

We are pleased to have the opportunity to make bowls for Neighbor Impact’s Empty Bowls fundraiser at Mud Lake Studios located at 50 Scott St.  

March 14th ~ 9 am start time 9pm end time.

This is a great opportunity to watch each other work in a social setting, while helping our neighbors.

Please email or call Justin at 480-203-6442 or with any questions


Last years picnic at Blue Spruce was so much fun we are twisting their arms to do it again! 😎 Happy Days..

The date – Sunday June 30th.
Time –  4:00
Address – 20591 Dorchester E. Bend 97702
Phone  541-382-0197
Families and friends welcome.


There will be some kind of demonstration ( not sure what yet ) we will have lawn games and wonderful food, and a short meeting.
I will send an update later this month.
Thank you, Eleanor CGC Pres.

Workshop by Ted Ernst

Clay Guild of the Cascades is hosting a Workshop by Ted Ernst, Wood Fired Pottery Artist. 

The Workshop will be held June 29th 10-4 and 30th 10-1, (out just in time to attend the Summer CGC Picnic). This Workshop will be held at Steve Provence’s Studio.

The Workshop is $60.00 for Members and $70.00 for non Members. We already have 8 artists signed up. There is room for a max of 12.

Please contact Linda Heisserman,, 541-419-1500 to hold a seat for you.

“My forms are influenced by Japanese folk-tradition pottery and fired mostly in Japanese-style anagama kilns. Surface treatments are designed to cause minor disruptions to the flow of the flame around each pot and thus influence the deposition of ash and the patterning on the surface of the pots. Although my focus is on anagama-fired pottery, the forms and techniques that I will demonstrate can be applied to any firing process.” ~ Ted Ernst


Wildfire Ceramic Showcase 2019


The Guild’s annual ceramic showcase and sale takes place this year on Saturday,

Saturday, Nov. 2nd (10 am – 5 pm) & Sunday, Nov. 3rd (10 am – 4 pm) Location: Highland Magnet School 701 NW Newport Ave., Bend, Or. 97702


Come explore the works of over 25 of Oregon’s premier ceramic artists at the Highland School gymnasium, 701 NW Newport Avenue, Bend, Oregon.

• Free Admission & Parking
• Raffle
• Live Demonstrations
• Kids Clay Area
• Gallery

See you there!

Clay Stories!

Clay Stories is coming to the June meeting!

Several years ago I came up with an idea that took place at the NCECA conference in Providence, Rhode Island, and ever since then it has been an annual feature at NCECA. The event is called Clay Stories, and I am going to host a homegrown version of Clay Stories in our upcoming guild meeting on June 16, 2018.

The idea is simple. As potters, whether we are full time or part time, we have seen some shit. And that shit needs to be shared…with other potters! You might have a story about a pot or potter who has inspired you in some way, about a spectacular firing, about a kiln disaster, or about the way clay has changed your life in some way. Your story can be funny, heartbreaking, touching, or amazing in any of an infinite number of ways. So, come to the June meeting, and bring a story to share! I’ve got some good ones from my early days in clay with Jim Romberg in the pottery studio at SOSC in Ashland, as well as some stories about potters I’ve met at different workshops  over the years. The odds are really good that you too have some stories to tell – so bring your ideas and entertain us!

The stories are oral – no need to write down your story and then read it aloud – just tell the story the old fashioned way.

The only limitation to the story that you tell is that it can be no longer than 5 minutes long.

If you have any questions please email me.

Cheers, Owen

Member News

Upcoming Events/Announcements:

The first general meeting of 2018 will be held on Friday, February 9th from 5:00 to 6:00 pm in the downtown Bend Library, in the Brooks room. We only have the room for one hour so this will end precisely at six. New and renewing members, please bring your check for $20 for 2018 membership, and please download and fill out the membership form to hand in with your check. We will be electing a new president at this meeting and look forward to sharing some ideas for shaping the year ahead! If you cannot attend, please send your check in the mail – the address is on the membership form. Benefits of being a member include discounts on workshops and a member discount on supplies purchased at Georgies.