The purpose of this Guild is to promote the clay arts through education. All facets of the clay arts will be happily discussed at meetings, Collegiums, Wars and various events (both Kingdom and non) through the Kingdom of Caid.
We are dedicated to teaching and sharing the art of ceramics both as it was done in history, in period, but as it is done now. We cover all cultures, all techniques (wheel and hand work) and all mindsets. Everyone is welcome from all parts of CAID as well as other Kingdoms.
The Guild's official start was May 11, 1999, our first meeting happening at Altavia Anniversary. Since then, the Guild has sponsored numerous classes, meetings, and has donated items to various Barony's, fund-raisers and to their Majesties largess.
2004 the Guild was made Official and the Charter was re-written.
THE CHARTER As written by: Asakura Machime, Guild mistress February 3, 2004 GUILD’S MISSION STATEMENT:To provide a supportive organization for ceramic artists of all skill levels. To provide an opportunity to network and share knowledge and techniques through workshops, special events, and at Arts and Sciences displays. To provide populace awareness and appreciation for ceramic artists and their work. To promote period creation, education and high quality work among our members.
ARTICLE I. LOCATION
Section 1. Principal Office The Principal Office of the Guild for the transaction of business is located in Los Angeles County, California.
Section 2. Location
The Principal Office shall be located in Northridge CA.
Section 1. Purposes and Objectives The primary purposes and objectives of this Guild shall be:(a) To provide information in the art of pottery making;(b) To provide instruction in the art of pottery to any who are interested;(c) To teach period versus non-period techniques;(d) To be able to provide largesse to various Royals, Baronies, etc.;(e) To provide information for other groups and help them in their studies;
ARTICLE III. MEMBERS Section 1. Determination and Rights of Members (a) All members are equal. Everyone is encouraged to share their knowledge with the entire group.
Section 2. Admission, Dues, and Number of Members (a) Applicants shall be admitted upon coming to a meeting and stating that they wish to join. (b) There are no dues to join as a regular member. Reimbursement maybe requested for services and supplies. Such costs will be determined on a case-by-case basis. (c ) There shall be no limit to the number of the members. (d) Membership is open to all participants of the Society for Creative Anachronism Inc., and particularly those within the Kingdom of Caid.
ARTICLE IV. MEETINGS OF THE MEMBERS
Section 1. Place of Meeting Meeting of the membership shall take place at the time and place that was decided by the Potter’s Council, and placed on the website of the Potter’s Guild.
Section 2. Meetings Kingdom Meetings: (a) Official meetings will be published in the Crown Prints AND in any other form the Guild master may deem appropriate. There will be (approximately) two meetings per year. (b) Official business of the Guild will only be conducted at official semi-annual Guild meetings. (c) The Guild will hold events to further the purposes of the Guild. Branch Meetings: (a) Local branches will meet as deemed appropriate by local guild masters. Required annual (or semi-annual) reports from local branches will include descriptions of local meetings and events. Section 3. Notice of Meetings (a) Manner of notice. Notice will be given on the website, or by mail, email or by telephone. (b) Authorized meeting. If any officer is present, this constitutes an authorized meeting.
Section 2. Members All members of the Guild have the right to attend and be heard and to submit proposals to the Council.Section
Section 3. The Potter’s Council This group consists of those active members that are willing to help expand the guild. Anyone willing to teach, helps run events, assist with any of the officer’s duties, and advise in any capacity, may also be part of the Potter’s Council as long as there is a consensus from the officers. Signed this Day of A.S. Direk III and Levana King and Queen of Caid.
List of Guild Leaders
- Asakura Machime, 1999-Present