KC Clay Guild Holiday Sale and Studio Tour Applications

December 4-6, 2020

Selling at KC Clay Guild? Please review the following:

2020 KCCG Holiday Sale FAQs

We are excited to be holding our annual KC Clay Guild Holiday Sale!  This year we are making some adjustments in order to follow CDC guidelines and allow for social distancing.  We are adopting a similar format to how our Spring Sales have been held in the past.  Instead of each participant staying the entire duration of the sale, they will mark all items to be purchased at our central register and will only have to work one shift throughout the sale.  Customers will be able to sign up for a designated time to visit the sale.

What are the sale dates?

Friday December 4th 5-9, Saturday December 5th 10-5, Sunday December 6th 4/26 11-3

What is the application fee?

$50 for members, $60 for non-members, $110 for members not working a shift, $120 for non members not working a shift.

What is the opt-out fee?

You need to either work one shift at the sale OR you can pay an extra $60 opt-out fee in addition to your application fee.  For example if you are a guild member who chooses to opt-out, your fee would be $110.  If you are a non-member who chooses to work, your fee would be $60.

What is the commission?

It is an 80/20 split.  The guild takes a 20% commission of sales.

Is the show juried?

No, first come, first serve.  Applicants capped at 20

What type of work can be sold at the show?

Work sold must be 95% kiln fired ceramic.

How will the Virtual Poster be designed?

Artists should send a photo of their work to Laura Tyler at tyler.laura@yahoo.com.  Your photo should have a white background, be a cropped square, and in a JPEG format.  Your photo will be used on the Holiday Sale poster.

How will the show be marketed?

Virtual Posters and Postcards, website, Facebook, Instagram.  Artists wishing to participate in social media campaign must submit image(s) to tyler.laura@yahoo.com .

How will work be displayed?

Each artist will have ~20 square feet of display space.  If you need, KCCG will provide a table with table cloth for you, rest of setup is yours.  If you have your own display of ~20 square feet, you will need to provide us with the footprint (example 10 ft by 2 feet).  We will allocate a space for you.  Location of displays to be assigned by Holiday Sale committee.

Is there a limit to how much work I can submit?

Whatever fits attractively in your space!  You can provide back stock either under your table or clearly labeled in the glaze room and volunteers will restock as needed.

How will work be labeled?

Each artist will be assigned a code.  We will provide an inventory sheet and pre-printed price labels for up to 240 pieces.  Additional labels can be requested if needed.  EVERY item must have an individual price label even small items like ornaments or jewelry.

When will work be set up?

Artists will need to set up their own work at the guild between 6 PM Thursday 12/3 and 3PM Friday  12/4. All work must be labeled and inventory sheet provided at this time.  If you choose to opt out, you must have someone else designated to set up and tear down your work.

What will I do during my volunteer shift?

We will need volunteers to prep the guild for setup on Thursday 12/3 moving wheels, cleaning, etc, work throughout the sale, stocking, logging sales, and wrapping. 

When will excess work need to be taken down?

Artists must complete their teardown by Sunday 12/6 at 4 PM.

How will Guild be put back together?

After Artists are done tearing down their own work, they are needed to stay an extra hour to help put the Guild back to normal.  With all helping that should be sufficient time.  If you cannot attend the teardown and reset, you must provide someone to teardown and reset for you!  The committee will not be responsible for work left behind, and artists who do not participate in teardown/reset or provide another person to take their place will be assessed an additional $100 fee.  Name and contact info for replacement must be provided to committee in advance of the sale!

Will sales tax be added?

No.  Each potter is responsible for his/her own sales tax accounting.

When will I be paid for my sales?

Accounting for sales will occur within 15 days of sale and checks will be available for pickup or can be mailed to your home address.




KC Clay Guild is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 200 West 74th Street, Kansas City, MO 64114

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