Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California
The Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California is dedicated to establishing and maintaining high standards of craftsmanship and design in clay and glass. The ACGA began as the Association of San Francisco Potters in 1945. The Association now has over 500 members including clay and glass artists, students, patrons and supporters, galleries, network organizations and corporate sponsors from throughout California. A primary goal of the ACGA is to provide opportunities for members to exhibit and sell their work. The Association regularly presents museum and gallery exhibitions of clay and glass, as well as the annual Clay and Glass Festival in July at the Palo Alto Art Center. The ACGA sponsors and promotes programs that benefit its members and the community. The Association also works with the Clay and Glass Arts Foundation, Craft Emergency Relief Fund, and Potters for Peace, and sponsors workshops at Bay Area community colleges and art centers. The ACGA maintains four regional libraries with books and videos available to its members.
I've been using Koh-I-Noor Rapidograph Technical Pens since 1969. My aunt bought me my first set when I was 12 and I have used them daily ever since. I love the fact that I can mix my ink colors to match my watercolor or my wardrobe and use "Pelikan Drawing Ink A" almost exclusively. Though the inks made by Koh-I-Noor and Winsor Newton are satisfactory.
If you are a beginner, I would NOT recommend purchasing anything smaller than an 0 (0.35 mm). Even as a professional I find cleaning a 4x0 to be a challenge. I work most often with a 2x0, and find them to produce the smoothest flow, if kept clean.