Orchard Valley Ceramic Arts Guild

Past Shows, Sales, and Exhibitions

Black Bean Ceramic Art Center Holiday Sale & Open Studio

Saturday, November 22 through Saturday, December 20

Opening Reception

November 22, 2014 5pm to 8 pm

Show Runs from Novermber 22 - December 20.

Monday - Saturday 12pm - 5 pm

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Jurying: Ikebana International Exhibition

@ Higher Fire Clayspace

Thursday, January 15

Group Sale at Ikebana International Biennial Exhibition 2015
Limited space, juried participation for OVCAG members only.

Ikebana International Biennial Exhibition
Hall of Flowers, 9th Ave. at Lincoln Way
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Sat/Sun, March 21-22, 2015
10 am - 4 pm

Jurying Location/Date
Higher Fire Studios
499 S. Market St. San Jose
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Drop Off before 1:30 pm
Jurying 2 - 4 pm
Pick up 4 - 6 pm

$20 per person. Signed form and fee due at jurying time.
Please pre-register with Cristina by sending an email to wishwerks@gmail.com
See entry form for more details.

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Ikebana International's Flower Show

OVCAG Member Group Sales Opportunity

Saturday, March 21 through Sunday, March 22

OVCAG is returning to Ikebana International's Flower Show in San Francisco.  Limited space, juried participation for OVCAG members only.

Congratulations to the 20 members who have been selected to participate in the group sale at the Ikebana Exhibition 2015 in San Francisco. This biennial exhibition is open to the public. It features floral arrangements and demos by masters from 7 Ikebana schools in the greater Bay Area. Click on this link Ikebana international for more information.

Participating members:
Akio    Aochi
Frank    Arroyo
Barbara    Brown
Trudi    Burney
Cristina    Chang
Henriette    Cons Ponte
Jill    Getzan
Li Yi    Huang
Irene    Jenkins
Misako    Kambe
Linda    Mau
Kiyoco    Michot
Melinda    Morishima
Yukie    Nakanishi
Erik    Nass
Nancy    Niles
Shigemi    Sanders
Ken    Takara
Gerry    Tinder
Chi    Wong



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Spring Pottery & Fused Glass Sale

Friends of the Sunnyvale Pottery Studio

Friday, May 1 through Saturday, May 2

Come browse a large selection of handmade ceramics and fused glass by over 30 local artists. Find unique gifts and support the arts in Sunnyvale. 

Free admission!

For information, please call 408.730.7345

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Holiday Pottery Sale

Friends of the Sunnyvale Pottery Studio

Friday, December 4 through Saturday, December 5

Just in time for your holiday shopping, Friends of the Sunnyvale Pottery Studio is hosting a pottery sale. Shop for unique, one-of-a-kind ceramics including decorative pots, functional bowls, cups, serving platters, jewelry and more. All pottery displayed was made in the Sunnyvale Pottery Studio by 25 artists.

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Stories: Selected Works by the OVCAG

Wednesday, February 24 through Sunday, April 3

The Main Gallery presents Stories, a stunning exhibition of contemporary ceramic art by members of The Orchard Valley Ceramic Arts Guild (OVCAG).  Included in the show are both carefully crafted pieces for the home and thought-provoking sculptures by ceramic artists Nessy Barzilay, Liz Burkhouse, Eliane Davidovich, Doris Fischer-Colbrie, Megan George, Lisa La Rocca, Jeannie Llewellyn, Jan Schachter, Miki Shim-Rutter, Ken Takara and Susan Van Valkenburg.  Stories opens Wednesday, February 24th and runs through Sunday, April 3rd.  Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00am - 3:00pm.  The public is invited to attend a reception with the Orchard Valley artists at The Main Gallery, located at 1018 Main Street in Redwood City, on Saturday, February 27th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.

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2016 Art in Clay

Saturday, November 12 through Sunday, November 13

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Quick Summary

Information and Requirements

MEMBERS: Registration opens in July 15, 2016.

You must be a member in good standing to participate in the sale.  If you are not a member and would like to participate, join today.

Orchard Valley Ceramic Arts Guild will celebrate the work of more than 60 local artists at the 2016 Art in Clay show, happening Saturday & Sunday, November 12-13, at the Lucie Stern Community Center in Palo Alto.

On display will be handmade ceramics – from traditional to contemporary, funky decorative arts to functional ware including masks, sculpture, Ikebana vessels, garden arts, and even holiday-themed items. The public is invited to mingle with the artists and enjoy light refreshments throughout the day.

This event is one of the Bay Area's finest art and craft shows, and the exhibit is perfectly timed for selecting one-of-a-kind, artisan-made gifts for the holidays.

Admission to Art in Clay is free. Plenty of public and street parking is available.

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Lee's Open Studio - Winter

Lee Middleman

Saturday, December 3 through Sunday, December 4

Lee Middleman will be having a Winter Open Studio, Saturday and Sunday, December 3 & 4th, 10am to 5pm 

He will be showing new works influenced by recent trips to China and Korea. He will also be featuring new textures and new glaze colors.

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FSPS Holiday Pottery Sale

Friday, December 9 through Saturday, December 10

Browse a large selection of handmade ceramics created by local artists. Find unique gifts and support the arts in Sunnvyale! A portion of the proceeds benefit the Sunnyvale Pottery Studio. 

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Blossom Hill Crafts Pottery & Art Sale

Saturday, December 10 through Sunday, December 11



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Ikebana International Flower Show

Saturday, March 18 through Sunday, March 19

OVCAG will have a sale booth at the Ikebana International Flower Show in SF.

Spaces are VERY LIMITED. 

Email sales@ovcag.org to sign up.


25% commissions (20% to II, 5% to OVCAG) will be deducted from all sales.

Flower show is open to public, click on the link below for tickets and show information.

Ikebana International Flower Show

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2017 Art In Clay

Saturday, November 11 through Sunday, November 12

Watch a Preview Video of artist work on YouTube.

Shop for handmade ceramics crafted by local artists at the 17th Annual Art in Clay show

DATES: NOVEMBER 11 & 12, 2017

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days


1305 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94301

The annual Art in Clay (AIC) two day event to be held on November 11 and 12, will showcase the works of more than 50 ceramic artists, focused on handmade, one-of-a-kind and unique art. 

From traditional old style pots to contemporary and funky decorative pieces, the audience will be treated to an array of masks, sculptures, Ikebana vessels, functional pottery, garden arts and holiday-themed pieces. Whether it’s to shop for local and handmade art to add to your collection or find a gift for a friend or family member, this show is likely to have something for everyone.

The wide variety of work is a reflection of the diverse backgrounds of the OVCAG membership. From beautiful hand-decorated trays and plates, to graceful Ikebana vessels to finely sculpted teapots, be prepared to be treated to stunning works from the area’s best artists.

AIC is one of the Bay Area's finest art and craft shows, and the exhibit is perfectly timed for selecting one-of-a-kind, artisan-made gifts for the holidays.

Admission is free, plenty of public and street parking available. 


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