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Save the Date! Saturday, July 30!
Guess who’s comin’ to town?

If you guessed Barbara Reeley, you would be right!  And not only is Barbara interested in connecting with all you potters, she suggested that she’d love to be part of an Empty Bowls throwing party (how generous is that?!?). And so it shall be.

Waterbrook Potters Studio will be hosting a throwing party on Saturday, July 30. Details TBA.

Mark the date so you don’t miss out. For any of you who don’t know Barbara, here’s your opportunity to meet one of the kindest, most generous and skilled master potters the area has ever known.

Welcome Summer!

The CCCG Guild meeting and “Welcome Summer” party attracted members old and new and some guests, too!

Attendees brought freshly picked (and pickled!) garden veggies, summer fruits and balancing out all that virtuousness were a couple of freshly baked cakes.
We were having so much fun noshing and chatting, none of us took a single photo. (Barb Costanzo would NEVER have let that happen.)
Thanks to Beth Joslin who took time out of her busy graduation party planning to provide an update on Empty Bowls.
And thanks to all who came to enjoy the food, the company and to contribute to the future of the Collar City Clay Guild.

Pottery Market 2022

Plans for Pottery Market 2022, scheduled for November 18 & 19, are underway! The 2022 Committee, led  by Arlene Wojtowicz, held their first meeting on June 29.
Subcommittees have been convened to focus on publicity, setup, vendor support and coordinating volunteers.
We can use more help! If willing, please email Arlene at to see how you can contribute to making  this year’s market a success.

Empty Bowls – October 1, 8 & 15
at the Troy Farmers Market

Plans are also underway for Empty Bowls! The Troy Riverfront Farmers Market has agreed to host CCCG on the first three Saturdays of October, as they have for the past two years. Last year, we raised more than $21,000 to support local food pantries.
With food prices skyrocketing, food insecurity continues to be a major community concern. All bowl donations are welcome! We’ll let you know when and where you can drop off as October draws closer.
To help, CCCG is making clay available at Waterbrook Potters Studio. We’ll  provide specifics and guidance to WPS members soon on how to access the clay and where to put their donations. Stay tuned. . .


Got a technique or skill you’d be willing to record a demo on? Let me know! We’d LOVE to help you record so we can share it at an upcoming guild meeting.

Want to get more involved with the Guild?

We could use your help! We rely on volunteers to help with lots of Guild business. We are fortunate to have Barbara Costanzo managing our website. The success of Empty Bowls and Pottery Market rely on dozens of volunteers. We also have an Executive Committee opening right now for Secretary and could use some help keeping up with our Facebook page. Let us know if you’re interested!

Got an idea for a future CCCG activity? A question? Suggestion? Let us know!

Theresa Zubretsky, President

Jean Decker, VP

Beth Joslin, Treasurer

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