Personal Pots Through Soft Slabs
Jul
9
Jul 15

Personal Pots Through Soft Slabs

  • Arrowmont School of Crafts

This workshop intends to demystify working with soft slabs and offers the essential components to creating unique slab built pots. 

Mint Museum Potters Market Invitational
Sep
9
10:00 am10:00

Mint Museum Potters Market Invitational

  • Mint Museum

50 North Carolina potters gather on the lawn of the Mint Museum Randolph to sell their works. There are pottery demonstrations, food, live music, and more! Your $10 ticket is also valid for museum admission. Kids under 12 free.

Spruce Pine Potters Market
Oct
14
Oct 15

Spruce Pine Potters Market

  • Cross St Spruce Pine, NC

The Spruce Pine Potters Market is a unique gathering of our region’s most talented potters and clay artists all under one roof. Admission is free and food is available for purchase. 

Soft Slab Construction-The Basics and Beyond
Feb
23
Feb 25

Soft Slab Construction-The Basics and Beyond

  • The Pottery Studio

This workshop intends to demystify working with soft slabs and offers the essential components to creating unique slab built pots. Students in this workshop will be introduced to the techniques of working with soft clay slabs and paper patterns. They will begin with simple functional forms and expand to include components such as lids, feet, and spouts.

Throughout the workshop, Liz will share her strategies on personalizing one’s work through discussion and a visual presentation. She will also encourage open discussions on topics such as function, scale, and the importance of intention.

This workshop is designed to accommodate all clay enthusiasts from beginner to advanced.

This workshop emphasizes one-on-one interaction in a supportive, positive environment where experimentation is encouraged and individual development nurtured.

More details and information on registration will be available soon.

Red Handed Symposium: Low Fire, High Iron
May
25
May 27

Red Handed Symposium: Low Fire, High Iron

  • The Clay Lady's Campus

The Red Handed Symposium gathers ceramic artists that focus on red earthenware clay as their medium for expression and construction. The symposium will feature demonstrations, an international exhibition, keynote address, panel discussion, and ceramic vendors.

Demonstrators: Amy Sanders, Ronan Peterson, Marty Fielding, and Liz Zlot Summerfield

Keynote address: Linda Arbuckle.

Panel Discussion: Moderated by Ben Carter of Tales Of A Red Clay Rambler.

Early bird registration begins November 1, 2017.

Visit Red Handed Symposium for registration and more details.


Toe River Studio Tour
Jun
2
Jun 4

Toe River Studio Tour

  • LZS Pottery

The Toe River Studio Tour is perhaps the largest and the longest running studio tour in the country; you will find craftspeople and artists in nearly every medium, many tops in their field and several new-to-the-tour participants.

Cross Pollination: Nick Joerling & Liz Summerfield
May
4
May 7

Cross Pollination: Nick Joerling & Liz Summerfield

  • Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts

Liz and Nick are joining forces to co-teach a hands-on workshop in Asheville, North Carolina. This workshop will provide an opportunity to learn new techniques in handbuiding and wheel throwing and place them into close conversation to each other.  

Functional Ceramics Worskhop 2017
Apr
21
Apr 22

Functional Ceramics Worskhop 2017

  • Wayne Center for Arts

Bakersville, North Carolina, artist Liz Zlot Summerfield handbuilds her pots using soft slabs, then enhances the surfaces with slip trailing, terra sigillata and glazes. Her work has been featured on the covers of Ceramics Monthly and Clay Times, and has been showcased in exhibitions across the country. She will discuss and demonstrate her creative process, from concept to making a paper pattern and finishing with a slab-built pot.

Arrowmont Instructor Exhibiton
Feb
18
May 21

Arrowmont Instructor Exhibiton

  • Southern Highland Crafts Guild

15 multimedia artists teaching at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts during 2017 will have their work on display and for sale at the Southern Highlands Craft Guild in Asheville, North Carolina

Dowstudio - 10th Season
Jun
1
Nov 30

Dowstudio - 10th Season

  • Dowstudio

DowStudio is located on the Blue Hill Pennisula in Deer Isle, Maine. DowStudio specializes in unique ceramics and jewelry from a variety oflocally and nationally know artists throughout the country. They are open seasonally between May and October.

Yunomi  International
May
13
Jul 31

Yunomi International

  • ​Akar Gallery

10th Annual Yunomi Invitational

Definition of Yunomi(U-No-Me): A tea bowl, being taller than wide, with a trimmed or turned foot, without a handle. Unlike the more formal Chawan tea bowl, which is used during the Japanese tea ceremony, the Yunomi is made for daily (or informal) tea drinking.

Mar
16
Mar 19

The Clay Studio: 100 Cups

  • NCECA Conference

This exhibition will explore the mentor/mentee relationships amongst makers. The display will encourage conversation on the intersecting nature of makers while providing access to the work of artists both new and established. The opportunity to compare form, weight, surface and design of these cups will be an incredible opportunity for all NCECA attendees.

Amaco Booth at NCECA
Mar
16
Mar 19

Amaco Booth at NCECA

  • NCECA

I will have a newly designed Cream and Sugar Set with Brick. I enjoy using Amaco Velvet Underglazes in my work. They offer me brilliant color and varies textures. Check are variety of potters and clay artists using Amaco products at the Amaco booth.