Established at the Corvallis Art Center in the early 60’s as the “Clay Clan” the Willamette Ceramics Guild includes a lively clan of 50+ local ceramic artists who support each other and ceramic art in the Mid Willamette Valley. Although most of the guild members have employment outside of ceramics, some work professionally as artists and ceramic instructors at the university, community college, high school and middle schools. Many of the members have their own studios while some work out of the LBCC Benton Center or the OSU Craft Center.
Highly visible within the community, the Willamette Ceramics Guild exhibits and sells their work at the Corvallis Fall Festival, OSU Holiday Market Place and the Spring Garden Festival. The guild spearheads “Empty Bowls” efforts that help raise funds for hunger relief in our area. Some members exhibit and sell their work in galleries and marketplaces regionally and nationally.