Thursday, February 4, 2010

Attention ceramic artists: HANDBUILDING conference set for May 28-30 in Atlanta

Ceramic Arts Daily featured this:

The HANDBUILDING conference May 28-30 in Atlanta will bring together a diverse group of ceramic artists to demonstrate, share and answer any questions you have. Each presentation will involve all steps of the process, from the type of clay, to forming, finishing and firing.

This conference will help you build upon your existing skills and learn new techniques that will take your work to the next level.

Space is Limited.

Register today at

Deadline to SAVE $75 ON REGISTRATION ends March 21, 2010.

Deadline to Reserve your Hotel for a discounted rate, ends Wednesday, April 28, 2010
What you will learn:
* Learn how to make colored clay patterns,and how to use it in several different ways.
* Develop these techniques to add to your resume: utilize thrown & altered elements, coils, slabs, incising, sgraffito, ‘poor man’s Mishima,’ slip-trailing & inlay, carving, press-molding, texturing, tearing, slumping and bumping.
* Participants will learn the innovative, straightforward
*Patz Process Ceramic Technique* which is a method of connecting clay forms to make creative animal sculptures or figures in clay. Attendees will also learn how this technique is used to attach clay appendages to traditional pottery such as; pinch pots, slab work, coil built pieces and wheel thrown pottery.
* Learn the broomstick technique that shows how colored clays and textures can be added to the form while the clay is taking shape.
* Learn how to hand build functional pots which have good form, function well, and have a sensitivity to the human touch as well as other senses.
* Understand how to apply texture to soft slabs using found objects, cut out inlaid shapes, clay stamps and bisque molds of textured surfaces which the clay is rolled on, producing a full
slab of texture.
* Learn how to make various pottery forms starting from a basic cylinder of clay, which is altered by cutting darts or pinching, and pushing out the clay to round out the form. Alternate ways of treating the bottom of a pot with regard to added feet or foot rings will be included, as well as various types of handles made from slabs and coils.
Host is Spruill Center for the Arts, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30338
Phone: (770) 394-3447

FOR WYOMING CERAMIC ARTISTS: The Wyoming Arts Council provides Individual Artist Professional Development grants to help defray costs of conference registration, travel and lodging. For more information, go to and find IAPD category under the "Grants" link on the left sidebar.