Conference | 3/22/17 to 3/25/17
Oregon Convention Center
As journey’s end for Lewis and Clark in the early 19th century, expedition and discovery have framed our imagination of the Pacific Northwest. As we pass beyond NCECA’s first fifty years, the interconnection of mind, materials, and transformation at the heart of ceramic process, art and education can serve as trail heads to our future. Our creative work in the 21st century increasingly engages with hybrid practices, issues of diversity, notions of community and dynamic change. How will more sustainable models of ceramic art and education continue to evolve? What are the essential competencies and capacities for ceramic artists and educators today and for the future? How can we continue to draw from rich historic traditions while reinvigorating their relevance in rapidly changing global societies? Portland, Oregon, a city of rivers, makers, and entrepreneurs is an ideal vantage point from which to investigate these questions and others. Join us at Future Flux and help transport us to the ways that ceramic art and education will continue to matter. – nceca.net/2017-nceca-conference-portland-oregon/
Grove Park Inn
Omni Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa, 290 Macon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
For the past 29 years, this three-day educational conference has served as the galvanizing force behind the current Arts & Crafts Revival. Author and – arts-craftsconference.com/
Conference | 2/17/17 to 2/19/17
The 32nd Annual Alabama Clay Conference (ALCC 2017) will be held at the Historic Boutwell Auditorium in Birmingham, Alabama, Friday, February 17th through Sunday, February 19th, with an optional Clay Market reception the evening of Thursday, February 16th.
This year's conference will feature the following accomplished demonstrating artists.
Ken Baskin, - Currently from Lake Charles, Louisiana, Ken is a hand-builder of forms influenced by 20th century industrial technology kennethbaskin.com
Tony Clennell - Tony is a second-generation potter from Canada who is known for his adventurous and playful handling of functional forms. smokieclennell.blogspot.com
Cheryl Tall - A figurative ceramic sculptor from California, Cheryl creates coil-built, mythical, and narrative sculptures. cheryltall.com
The Alabama Clay Conference 2017 will be held in cooperation with the Birmingham Museum of Art's 3rd Bunting Ceramics Symposium, which focuses, biennially, on the ceramic arts. The 2017 Bunting Symposium theme, Communities of Clay: Ceramic Enterprises, Past and Present will explore diverse “communities of clay on a global level.
From Native American cultures of the Southwest to potters in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, these artists have become known for distinctive wares reflecting past artistic traditions while simultaneously spurring current economic revival. The symposium will explore ceramic practices in a broad array of historical and geographical contexts. For more information, look here.
The 2017 Alabama Clay Conference will extend and expand the Birmingham Museum of Arts' offerings with a wide array of other ways to engage participants.
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The Alabama Clay Conference is sponsored by the Alabama State Council on the Arts, the Alabama Craft Council, the Potters Council, Alabama Power, Good People Brewery, and various vendors.
The Vendor sponsors are: Olympic Kilns, Mid-South Ceramic Supply Company, Mecca Tools, and Seger's Pottery Tools – alclayconference.org/