Chinese Clay Art was established in California's Silicon Valley in September 1999. Since then, we have carried unique and innovative clay supplies such as texture mats, slab cutters, underglaze transfer papers, decals, brushes and more, both retail and wholesale. Recently, we have decided to move from the shopping plaza of South De Anza Blvd to a residential area nearby. Our retail store and classroom are now closed. Though the physical address and fax number have changed, our online store, contact information, and our working staff are all being kept the same.
To our local clients, we provide order pick-up services by appointment only.
Your continued support is always deeply appreciated.
Based in California, we offer plastic texture mats, ceramic decals, glaze mixers, multi-slab cutters, hand-made Yixing clay tools, diamond tools, and other innovative clay tools and brushes, as well as ceramic art books, all at higher quality, lower prices, fast shipping, and great services.
New products may be added on a monthly basis. For details, please visit our website at www.ChineseClayArt.com.
I was accepted by the University of Minnesota – Duluth for my Master of Arts when I arrived in the US in 1989. It was the mid-1990's when Paul Soldner was invited for a lecture and workshops in San Jose State University. I was writing a book, American Ceramic Artists Today (Chinese language only, published in Beijing 1998), at the time. What I learned was that Soldner is not only considered the “father of western Raku firing," but also the inventor of the electrical kiln. Using certain elements from toasters, he made the first electrical kiln in the world. Later on, Soldner established a company called Soldner Pottery Equipment and began to provide clay mixers and pottery wheels to the market. Soldner has become my model in the ceramic field since then.
After I received my MFA from San Jose State University in 1999, I started my own small business – a ceramic classroom called Clay Ground in Silicon Valley, California. Through my teaching experiences, I was able to invent several ceramic tools and applied patents in China. Thus, I decided to start a ceramic tool business. Personally, I consider myself to be a clay artist, educator, and writer. I have been growing together with both the ceramic communities of USA and that of China, and I have frequently contributed my efforts to the two-way traffic of international ceramic exchange. If you would like to know anything about Chinese ceramics, please feel free to send e-mails to me.
Our clay tool business was established in 1999 and we have been building up our relationships beyond the business as well. All of my co-workers and I would like to express our appreciation to everyone who has been or will be supporting our business.
Guangzhen Po Zhou