Demonstration Descriptions

Schedule is subject to change

Saturday

 

10:30 - 11:30

Stan Irvin

Stan Irvin

Stan Irvin: Will be covering some of the specialized tools and processes he has developed to address technical and aesthetic issues related to the development of forms and surfaces.

 

12:00 - 1:00

Rachel Norris

Rachel Norris

Rachel Norris: Will begin by demonstrating basic throwing skills ,moving into throwing larger forms and adding additional thrown attachments.

 

1:30 - 2:30

Mark Epstine

Mark Epstine

Mark Epstine: Will be constructing and reshaping playful forms from soft slabs of clay.

3:00 - 4:00

 

4:30 - 5:00

Michelle Cuevas

Michelle Cuevas

Janice Joplin

Janice Joplin

Michelle Cuevas: Will be demonstrating slab rolling techniques using simple tools and forms as well as design techniques and color applications.

 

Janice Joplin: Will be deomonstrating the hand building of monster pumpkins using paper as a armature.


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11:00 - 12:00

Max Butler

Max Butler

Max Butler: Will be demonstrating how to make multiples of the same form on the wheel, concentrating on speed and accuracy.

12:30 - 1:30

V. Chin

V. Chin

V. Chin: Will be demonstrating how to used Japanese tools by throwing small bowl bottle and big bowl.

2:00 - 3:00

Marian Haigh

Marian Haigh

Marian Haigh: Will demonstrate using clay press molds and talk about spontaneity and the idea of using freshly cut clay to embellish projects.

3:30 - 4:30

Benner Barclay

Benner Barclay

Benner Barclay: Will demonstrate how to make a thick slip from a clay body and discuss other ways of doing the same things. He will then throw several vessels, cylinders, bowls, and platters, as time allows and use the prepared slip to create texture on the surface and discuss how it affects glazes.

5:00 - 6:00

Doug Brown

Doug Brown

Doug Brown: from Potters Brown
Will demonstrate glazes. Why do they work or don't work at specific temperatures. How do you change the melting point of a glaze enabling them melt at higher or lower temperatures. How bases glazes effect coloring oxides. 


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10:30 - 11:30

Cody Clinton

Cody Clinton

Cody Clinton: Will be demonstrating how to create forms that are out of round.  During the demonstration we will discuss the idea of thinking "outside the cylinder" and see some examples of how to combine throwing, hand-building and altering techniques in order to expand the possibilities of form and design.

12:00 - 1:00

V. Banes Hancock

V. Banes Hancock

Valerie Banes Hancock: Will be demonstrating a thrown and altered jar. The demonstration will include adding a separate flange, a hollow hand built knob as well as discussing timing to allow for altering after trimming.

 

1:30 - 2:30

Alejandra Almuelle

Alejandra Almuelle

Alejandra Almuelle: Will demonstrate different techniques to treat the surface on green and bisque ware.

3:00 - 4:00

Kristopher Jorgensen

Kristopher Jorgensen

Kristopher Jorgensen: Will be demonstrating pinstripe tape patterning. The demonstration will include throwing of forms then the process of creating pinstriped patterns. With a discussion of form and pattern integration.

4:30 - 5:00

Lynn Armstrong

Lynn Armstrong

Lynn Armstrong: “When too much is not enough…” hand building with textured surfaces using bisque molds.


 

11:00 - 12:00

Melissa Mencini

Melissa Mencini

Melissa Mencini: Will be demonstrating mishima techniques on both leather hard and bone dry clay. The demo will include a discussion about different possible materials to use with mishima as well as composition and layering surface techniques.

12:30 - 1:30

Jess Wade

Jess Wade

Jess & Jamie Wade: In a dueling demonstrations, Jess and Jamie will show the ratios and construction methods for hand building a human bust.

 

2:00 - 3:00

Eric Tragus

Eric Tragus

Erik Tragus: Will be demonstrating slab construction techniques. The demonstration will include slab preparation and texture, the use of templates and forms, as well as joinery.

 

3:30 - 4:30

Myra Douglass

Myra Douglass

Myra Douglass: She primarily works with thrown and altered forms featuring slips, sprigs, and water carved details. She will be demonstrating construction and surface techniques for of one of her small flasks, hand carved feet, and dynamic handles.

5:00 - 6:00

Kym Owens

Kym Owens

Kym Owens: Will be demonstrating throwing techniques and how to use slip decoration to give your pots some texture.


Sunday

 

10:30 - 11:30

Carol Schwartz

Carol Schwartz

Carol Schwartz: Will demonstrate alternative screen printing techniques. She will talk about the narrative quality of her work, favorite tools, use of under-glazes, layering, and some of the tricks to make decorating easier.  

 

12:00 - 1:00

Rob Shelton

Rob Shelton

Rob Shelton: Will be showing alternate methods of using sodium silacate imagery on functional ceramics. 

1:30 - 2:30

Niko Weissenberger

Niko Weissenberger

Niko Weissenberger: Will be demonstrating how to make a geometric vase using a coil building method. Discussion will revolve around the relationship between form and the flame in the wood kiln.

3:00 - 4:00

Lebeth Lammers

Lebeth Lammers

Lebeth Lammers: Will demonstrate a few techniques  using many layers of colored slips to produce one of a kind patterns and surface textures for hand-built work.


 

11:00 - 12:00

David Hendley

David Hendley

David Hendley:  Trimming Tricks of the Trade
David will demonstrate efficient and creative tools, techniques, and tricks for trimming wheel-thrown pottery.

12:30 - 1:30

Lotus

Lotus

Lotus: Smaller Hands & Bigger Pots: Techniques for throwing over 6 lbs on the wheel

2:00 - 3:00

Carl Block

Carl Block

Carl Block: Will demonstrate stacking thrown parts to create taller finished work.

3:30 - 4:30

Renee Lopresti

Renee Lopresti

Renee Lopresti: Will focus on developing surface composition by layering underglazes and glazes directly onto leatherhard clay. Custom paper and vinyl stencils will be used to create layered patterns, shapes, and detailed imagery.

 


 

10:30 - 11:30

Andera Byers

Andera Byers

Andera Byers: Will give a practical exhibition and explanation of mica pottery traditions of the northern Rio Grande pueblos, including clay extraction, cleaning of clay, and vessel production using a coil and scraping method on a "puki". In her discussion she will describe native viewpoints on the cultural underpinnings of the craft and the relationship of pottery to a living landscape and cosmos.

12:00 - 1:00

Sharon Warrington

Sharon Warrington

Sharon Warrington: Will be demonstrating how she uses a small homemade rib to create the "wavey" line on porcelain. She will also had out small ribs for everyone to take home and try along with answering questions about porcelain, carbon-trap shino and her 2018 workshop in Italy.

 

1:30 - 2:30

Nathan Portnoy

Nathan Portnoy

Nathan Portnoy: Will be demonstrating throwing and the use of hakeme. The demonstration will include slip preparation and application of slip to the form.

3:00 - 4:00

Melissa Ragland

Melissa Ragland

Melissa Ragland: Handbuilt Plates
Tips and tricks to successful handbuilt plates, from rolling a good slab to proper drying methods.


 

11:00 - 12:00

Ross Grady High

Ross Grady High

Ross Grady High: Will demonstrate hand building techniques in figurative sculpture.

12:30 - 1:30

 

Christopher Melia

Christopher Melia

Christopher Melia: Will demonstrate a teapot with a thrown-in gallery from beginning to end, accented with facets and an undulating rim. He will also discuss the struggles with form and proportions of this style of teapot.

2:00 - 3:00

Roy Hanscom

Roy Hanscom

Roy Hanscom: Will demonstrate throwing and altering the lidded form.  Instead of making the Lid fit the Pot he will focus on making the Pot fit the Lid.

3:30 - 4:30

Sarah German

Sarah German

Sarah German: Will be demonstrating how to alter forms thrown on the wheel through ovaling, cutting, darting, and slab-building.

 


Raku Firing Demonstrations:

by Randy Brodnax throughout the day Saturday and Sunday.