KC Clay Guild was founded in 1988 in the home of potter, Michael Smith. Soon after, KCCG began meeting in Vanderslice Hall on the campus of the Kansas City Art Institute. By then a group of approximately 70 artists from the Kansas City area were getting together to educate, purchase materials in bulk and socialize with each other. Over the years KCCG has grown and evolved. In order to offer classes to the community, KCCG rented a building near 39th and Southwest Trafficway for several years. KC Clay Guild purchased our current building at 200 West 74th Street in the Waldo Neighborhood of Kansas City, MO in the early part of the century.
To promote the appreciation of and participation in ceramic arts through group and individual education programs, public outreach and the creation of a diverse ceramic arts community.
Purpose of Objectives
The purpose of the corporation is to promote the active involvement of both local artisans and the Greater Kansas City community in the ceramic arts. The corporation promotes this involvement by providing: studio classes for students of all skills levels; a public gallery space for the display and sales of ceramic art, ceramic workshops and competitions; and community outreach that seeks to create an interest in and allow participation of all members of the community in ceramic arts.