The event, dubbed "CCA8 @ JCCS," will open with a wine and cheese reception Aug. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m., with many of the artists present.

The show will continue Aug. 18-19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

CCA work includes professionally handbuilt, wheel thrown and sculpted ceramic art made from stoneware, porcelain, or earthenware.

Clay pieces in this exhibit are both functional and decorative.

Organizers said a highlight of the show will be a display of collaborative artwork. They said the group has become well-known for it team teapots.

Another cooperative items on display will be ceramic head sculptures, ceramic "machines" and ceramic birdhouses.

Members of Connecticut Clay Artists (CCA) include Paula Sibrack Marian of Sherman, Annette Morasco Marcus of Brookfield, Katie Tynan Helu, Peggy Thomas and Paula Cook of Ridgefield, Sue Ann Heller of Fairfield, Sarah Koster of Norwalk, Karen Pinto of Newtown, Hannes Overgard of Wilton and Beth Herod of Stanford.

The JCCS is located at 9 Route 39 South. For more information, call (860) 355-8050.