KC Clay Guild was begun in 1988 in the home of potter, Michael Smith. Soon after, KCCG was 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 in bulk and socialize with each other. Over the years it has grown and improved its variety of services. KCCG rented a building near 39th and Southwest Trafficway for several years, then purchased our current building at 200 W. 74th Street in Waldo in the early part of the century.
Our Mission Statement, "To provide a supportive environment in which the clay community can meet, share knowledge, and experience, promote public awareness of the ceramic arts, and foster creative and economic growth", is fulfilled in many ways. From offering member meetings about pertinent issues in the ceramic community of Kansas City, providing a scholarship for area high school seniors, facilitating monthly shows for our members, securing visiting artists to come in and give workshops, and more!