Jekyll Island Arts Association

Goodyear Cottage


Jekyll Island Historic District

Jekyll Island, Georgia

The Pottery Guild

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The Guild is a subsidiary organization of the Arts Association with separate membership, qualification requirements and dues as outlined below.  The Guild maintains a shop in the basement of Goodyear Cottage. Members help newcomers learn wheel throwing, hand building, slab or sculpture work free of charge. The Guild participates in the Tidelands Nature Festival, the Manna House Soup Bowl Dinner, and the Jekyll Island Arts Festival, all held annually. The Guild also hosts a visiting artist weekend every January. The Guild meets at 4:00 pm the second Wednesday of each month from September through June in the pottery studio.
Guild Membership

Faced with capacity limitations, the Guild has two categories of membership -- full members and summer members.  In addition, full membership entails an apprenticeship.  Guidelines and applications for each category of membership are available via the links below.

Soup Bowl Benefit for Manna House

Manna House, Brunswick, was begun in 1983 by local businessmen and clergy out of concern for the homeless and hungry.  This soup bowl dinner is the combined effort of the five island churches and the Pottery Guild to raise money for Manna House, and also have fun and fellowship with one another. The participating Jekyll Island churches include Baptist Chapel, St. Francis Roman Catholic, St. Richard Episcopal, United Methodist and Presbyterian Community Church.

The Jekyll Island Pottery Guild members create approximately 175 hand crafted bowls each year which are used for the benefit dinner which is held here on Jekyll Island, and hosted by members of the five island churches.