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

Soft Slab Construction-The Basics and Beyond

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.

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

Red Handed Symposium: Low Fire, High Iron

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.

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Hands-on workshop in Tuscany Italy: La Meridiana
Apr
2
to Apr 13

Hands-on workshop in Tuscany Italy: La Meridiana

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Come work (and play) with me in Italy ! This workshop will be filled with demonstrations, hands-on work time, short field trips, and delicious food and wine. Specific workshop details and registration info will be available Spring 2018.

The Ceramic School is set in a restored 17th century farmhouse, in the centre of Tuscany, land of Etruscan and Roman culture, medieval architecture and renaissance splendour. Our goal is to offer a facility dedicated to a continual education in the ceramic art, a meeting ground in a place rich in Italian culture.

More info on La Meridiana

 

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Functional Ceramics Worskhop 2017
Apr
21
to Apr 22

Functional Ceramics Worskhop 2017

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.

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Yunomi  International
May
13
to Jul 31

Yunomi International

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.

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Mar
16
to Mar 19

The Clay Studio: 100 Cups

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.

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