11:00 AM11:00

Empty Bowls

Volunteers needed to set up and assist with our different stations, 8:30-3p

Donations of work is greatly appreciated for the silent auction, live auction, and sales tables (drinking vessels, functional, and decorative pieces).

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9:00 AM09:00


Mission Hills Pottery Studio
goal: to throw and create as many bowls as humanly possible in a 7 hour period

what to bring: your favorite tools, bats,  and a dish to share (pot luck)

Come and join the fun! Catch up with old friends and make some new ones.  Come for a few hours or the entire day.  
Hand builders, slab roller and molds are in the studio, just waiting for you too!
Teachers: bring your students to contribute to this community event. 
The bowls you create, please allow time to have them completed before you leave.  Trimmed foot or wiggle wired off the bat. 

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to Oct 16

Donna Potter Armature Sculpture Workshop

Mission Hills Pottery, Henderson, Nevada

Workshop will be from 9a-4p each day.

Cost for this two day workshop $150, lunch and beverage are included.

During this workshop, we will be:

  • Building solid bust (head,neck, shoulder) on an armature system 
  • Bust once removed from armature will be hollowed out
  • Bisque fired
  • Glaze firing optional
  • Sculpting methods

Registration will open September 1st

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3:00 PM15:00

Membership Appreciation Party


Your Nevada Clay Guild Board Members invite you and your family to enjoy a BBQ and Swim Party, as a thank you for your continued support.

This event will be hosted by Lori Johnson at her home located at 5855 S. Sandhill Rd, Las Vegas 89120Click here for maps and driving directions.

We are currently planning our menu. Rest assured there will be a variety and we haven’t forgotten about our vegetarian members and friends.

Please feel free to invite anyone who is interested in becoming a guild member to meet us.

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10:00 AM10:00

April meeting

Come to a morning meeting for the Nevada Clay Guild. It is hosted by Rita. It is an opportunity to try out the mishima technique of decorating. You can bring a piece of leather hard greenware, something to carve with, and any underglaze (appropriate to your clay cone) you wish to use. Black velvet underglaze will be provided.

RSVP to Rita

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11:00 AM11:00

Saggar Fire Revisited

If you missed the last saggar firing, join us this Sunday. Hosts Jan Woods and Michelle Houk want to squeeze one more firing in before the weather gets too hot. It will be at Jan's house.

Bring: $5 for every two pieces you want to fire,  bisque ware, and any organic matter you would like to wrap up in your aluminum foil package. Bring some food to share. Ferric chloride, root kill, copper scrubbies, and aluminum foil will be provided.

RSVP to Jan or Michelle.

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to Apr 1

Nevada Clay Guild Board elections

The terms of the current Board of the Nevada Clay Guild are ending April 30, 2016. The following offices need to be filled:

  1. President
  2. Vice President
  3. Secretary
  4. Treasurer
  5. Membership
  6. Newsletter
  7. Activities

The Board meets 4 to 6 times a year to manage the business of the Guild and to create a calendar of activities for Guild members. “Our mission is to inspire excellence and growth in clay through education, exhibitions, and a cooperative spirit.”  

We are in need of new board members. Many of our current board members have served for two or three terms. Our efforts on behalf of the Nevada Clay Guild are in a volunteer capacity. They are intended as service. They are necessary for the Nevada Clay Guild to maintain its nonprofit status.

Nominations are open at this time. They will close on April 1, 2016.

SASE ballots and anonymous email ballots will be sent out not later than April 5, 2016.

Members who have PC capability will vote using Survey Monkey. Members without PC capability will receive a hard copy of the ballot in the mail.

Emails/snail mail ballots will be due to Rita by April 14, 2016 (in order to satisfy a Nevada regulation to guarantee that a certain percentage of the organization votes, any member’s ballot that is not received by the due date will constitute a vote for the candidate with the most votes).

The new slate of officers is to be submitted to the State by April 28, 2016.

Please send your nomination to me at by clicking the link. If you would like to serve as a Board member of the Nevada Clay Guild, you may nominate yourself.

Nominations will close on April 1, 2016.



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to May 26

Nevada Clay Guild booth, Henderson Farmers Market, Green Valley District

Come visit the Nevada Clay Guild booth Thursdays, 4-8 p.m., between March 3 and May 26, 2016. Different Guild members will  display and sell ceramics while representing the Nevada Clay Guild.

If you are a Guild member, and would like to rent the booth space for one of these afternoons, it is $10 per table. The tent, tables, drapes, and lights are provided. Contact Alison Manville to see which dates are still available.

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Empty Bowls Bisqueware Painting
9:00 AM09:00

Empty Bowls Bisqueware Painting

Do you like to paint dinnerware?
Donna Potter has 13 place settings and 3 large platters that need to be painted and fired for Empty Bowls on March 12. These place settings will be sold either on the silent auction table or on the place settings table.
Donna will provide Stroke n Coat glazes for decorating. She has eleven colors. You may bring additional stroke n coats if you want. You will need to bring your own brushes, and a lunch if you plan to spend the day decorating.
Contact Donna at Mission Hills Pottery if you are coming. The studio will be open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, February 27, for this purpose.

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Bowlathon and Meeting
10:00 AM10:00

Bowlathon and Meeting

Help make Empty Bowls 2016 the best yet! Mission Hills Pottery invites Guild members to throw and trim bowls in preparation for the Empty Bowl Benefit at Green Valley High School in March.  Short meeting at noon. Bring your lunch and spend the day! We will meet at Mission Hills Pottery in Henderson from 10 am-4 pm.

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to Aug 31

Renew Your Membership!

Congratulations to the Nevada Clay Guild! We celebrate our Silver Jubilee this year. Founded by a group of potters in 1990, our organization has grown to nearly 100 members.

In order to keep our organization strong and flourishing, we need your continued support. As you know, your membership expires at of July 31, 2015. We hereby invite you to renew your membership for the 2015-2016 year today! 

Follow this link to renew your membership online today! Please renew before August 31.

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11:00 AM11:00

Empty Bowl Fundraiser

Green Valley High School

460 Arroyo Grande Boulevard

Henderson, NV

Make and donate bowls. Tell your friends, and come out and support this charitable event! Purchase a bowl, enjoy all the soup you can eat, and participate in a silent auction. Proceds go to feeding the hungry through the Las Vegas Catholic Worker. Many volunteers are needed to run the event. Contact Guild member Donna Potter for more info, 702-461-3398.

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