The History of the Ceramic League
The Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches began with classes at the Norton Museum and School of Art in West Palm beach, Florida. In 1971 the League was incorporated with 15 members as a not for profit educational organization. Meetings and demonstrations were held for a time at the West Palm Beach Recreation Center, then members homes, later at a facility in Riviera Beach. There, we taught children from the Boys and Girls Club for the City in exchange for reduced rent.

As the League grew we next moved to a building in Lake Park where we had a gallery and taught classes. We continued to grow in membership. One of our members graciously offered to let us have meetings at her place of business, the Craft Gallery, where we hold our educational programs. This has proven a great success and our membership continues to grow. We now offer monthly meetings, workshops and exhibits. Also, we provide an annual scholarship to a promising young clay artist who plans further study of ceramics.

Currently there are over 100 members coming from Boca Raton to Sebastian. The workshops are given by experienced, well known artists teaching new and old techniques in hand building, wheel throwing and all related facets of working with clay.

The League is a member of Florida Craftsmen and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. Many members belong to other state and national organizations involved in clay art, other crafts and types of art. Several members have received recognition and awards by such organizations as Florida Craftsmen, National Association of Women Artists, and the Artists’ Guild.

The Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches is an organization of artists that has always been known for its high standards of artistic and aesthetic excellence and welcomes anyone interested in clay art in the area.