A PLACE FOR CLAY

The Collar City Clay Guild is a group founded in Troy, N.Y. to provide a friendly and supportive environment for those that love pottery, clay, and everything that goes with it! Troy has a long history of pottery making and we continue to spread our love of the craft throughout the region. From our annual Pottery Market to our beloved Empty Bowls Program- we strive to give back to our community and educate anyone who will listen about the joys and benefits of handmade ceramics. ​ history of pottery making and we continue to spread our love of the craft throughout the region. From our annual Pottery Market to our beloved Empty Bowls Program- we strive to give back to our community and educate anyone who will listen about the joys and benefits of handmade ceramics. ​

As you know, due to COVID-19 safety concerns, we are not able to hold Empty Bowls 2020 in person at the Troy Italian Community Center.  However, we are very happy that we will be able to support the food programs in Troy by selling bowls at the Troy Farmers Market on Oct 3, 10 and 17 from 8:30am -2pm.  We are also grateful that Waterbrook Potters Studio is supporting us by allowing us to have a collection site for bowls and bowl making sessions in September.

Check out the video demonstration of applying decals to glazed pottery. Lee Glasheen taught the lesson and and Jean Decker made the bowls. You can buy them at the Empty Bowl Booth at the Troy Farmers Market on Oct 3, 10 and 17 from 8:30am -2pm. All proceeds go to Food Banks in Troy.