Established in 1958 in southeastern Michigan as the Michigan Potters’ Association and in 2003 renamed Michigan Ceramic Art Association. We have grown to a statewide organization of over 300 members. Our membership includes studio artists, art educators, galleries, art organizations, potters guilds, students and collectors.

Mission Statement

To serve as a communication network for the ceramic community of Michigan.

To promote and develop the ceramic arts and activities of every form.

To stimulate further community participation, awareness and appreciation of the ceramic arts.

To sponsor demonstrations, seminars, exhibitions and instruction for the personal and cultural improvement of the participants and the community.

To fulfill its mission throughout the state, the Michigan Ceramic Art Association sponsors exhibitions, workshops, and lectures in partnership with other organizations, and publishes a monthly newsletter which serves as a communication network between artists, students, educators, art organizations and all connoisseurs of the ceramic arts. MCAA sponsors exhibits, both juried and invitational. Workshops, lectures and panel discussions sponsored or co-sponsored by MCAA cover a wide range of subjects from ceramic techniques and history to running a business. We also sponsor the Biennial MCAA juried exhibition celebrating the works of our growing membership.

Our major biennial event is Michigan Mud, a two-day educational conference, featuring demonstrations, exhibitions, side lectures, and discussions. We invite a nationally celebrated ceramic artist as well as several prominent Michigan artists and teachers to demonstrate and lecture. As the Michigan Ceramic Art Association evolves, our organization continues to fulfill our mission to serve as a communication network for the ceramic community of Michigan.

The Michigan Ceramic Art Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. To fund our programs, we rely heavily on donations from individuals and businesses to augment dues collected from our members. Even more important, we rely on the generosity of artists who donate their time for workshops, on institutions who contribute space, materials and funds, and on a small group of dedicated volunteers who spend countless hours planning and implementing MCAA activities.

MCAA Board of Directors

James Adair


Mary Fritz

Vice President

Peter Fritz


Patty Goodell


Sarah Maki


William Blackman

At Large

Diana Pancioli

At Large

Steve Glazer


Jeri Hollister