Monitors who have helped us in the past...
Cathy strives for perfection in her functional work. Her work represents what she wants it to and is working to get that perfect combination of design and glaze without clutter.
Monitor Robert Shelton has been making pots since 1965 and it shows in his work. Robert’s wife was looking for a new hobby and convinced him to take a class with her. She decided it wasn’t her cup of tea, but Robert got clay in his blood during that fi rst class, and he’s still going strong.
John, a native Californian, grew up in El Sobrante and graduated from San Francisco State. Although he also tested life in another part of the country - living in Georgia for several years - he decided he really was a Californian at heart.
Carolyn is one of the Monday evening (4-7) monitors. She may seem quiet, but her work speaks for her – and once you do get talking, she has wonderful stories of art and family.
Come by the studio Thursday between 4 and 7pm, and you'll meet monitor Victory Nichols. Victory is a relative newcomer to clay and joined Clay Arts Guild in January 06'.
Ceramics is a part of her life now and one she would not give up. If you want to meet her, she monitors every other Tuesday evening from 4-7 pm or you can catch her in the studio during open workshop hours.
Jean started taking ceramic classes here at the studio in 1983 with Andrée Thompson. She had high aspirations of producing a twelve-piece dinner set in that class and admits that it didn’t take her long to arrive at the conclusion she might not finish the set in the ten weeks.
Gisela had done ceramics as a young person in Germany, and rekindled those skills as her children grew and she had time from the housewife role. She remembers the old building, where they would pit-fire alongside the building.