Events

Events 2017-08-27T10:26:45+00:00

33rd Alabama Clay Conference

| 02/2018 to

Boutwell Auditorium, Birmingham, AL

Welcome to the 33rd Annual Alabama Clay Conference.

We are delighted you are here, already attending, with interest, our brand new web site. YOU are included in the word "our." You are us; we include you; it's all one mix.

The Clay Conference Steering Committee began planning for this moment before last year's conference was over. An event of this scale takes that long, and it takes that much effort by people from all over the State of Alabama.

What's new this year? FOUR Featured Presenters, expanded workshop possibilities, organized field trips, a one-stop conference venue, and....drumroll please...a lower basic registration price! With some savings at the start, we hope you might attend some specialized and focused workshops that will help expand your creativity and further your professional confidence.

Ceramic artists are great at making the most of what we have in front of us. We make connections, we embrace new ideas, we work at play and play at work; clay is one of the most healing and uplifting media, and most of us are hopelessly in love with the material, the process, and the magic.

Please explore this web site as much as possible, and bring your heart forward to learn and share. Have some laughs, take some things seriously, step out of your comfort zone, make some new friends, buy a piece of art, purchase a new tool or two, share some trade secrets, and then get back to that studio and put it all to the good.

In creative possibilities, we celebrate you...and us - all together! – alclayconference.org/

The Los Angeles Pottery Show

| 03/03/2018 to 03/04/2018

Glendale Civic Auditorium, Glendale, CA
Note the new dates and return to the original venue.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’S LARGEST ANNUAL ART POTTERY & TILE SHOW

Fine collectible art pottery, dinnerware, and tile from yesterday, today and tomorrow for sale featuring over 50 exhibitors. Attend the show for appraisals by David Rago of the Antiques Roadshow, exhibits, presentations and book signings by authors who are experts on art pottery! – thelapotteryshow.com/

52nd Annual Conference of National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts: “CrossCurrents: Clay and Culture”

| 03/14/2018 to 03/17/2018

David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA

The 52nd Annual Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts will take place March 14 – 17, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. CrossCurrents: Clay and Culture, our theme for NCECA’s 2018 conference reflects Pittsburgh as a city of rivers, bridges, complex immigrant history, gritty perseverance, and reinvention.

The Steel City will be a place in which clay people can gather to share knowledge, celebrate and critique our work in arts, culture, teaching and learning. – nceca.net/2018-pittsburgh-pennsylvania/

“Pueblo Ceramics”

| to 03/18/2018

Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL

A new installation of 19 contemporary Pueblo ceramic objects are on view in the Native American gallery. Pueblo pottery, traditionally made by women, has been integral to Native American communities of New Mexico and Arizona for thousands of years. With westward expansion in the 1800s, foreign visitors to the Pueblos began to purchase vessels which had previously been made for traditional use.

Pueblo ceramics are now a flourishing art form, highly sought after by international collectors and museums. Both women and men now make pottery, some working with traditional forms and techniques, and others experimenting with new materials and subject matter. This installation of vessels and figural sculptures includes work by Susan Folwell, Jody Naranjo, Diego Romero, Les Namingha, Lisa Holt, Harlan Reano, Jennifer Moquino, Inez Ortiz, Virgil Ortiz, and Jonathan Naranjo. – artsbma.org/exhibitions/current/