Clay Times Back Issues Vol. 21 Issue 99 - Winter/Spring 2015 - Page 11

Conferences ‰ The 30th Alabama Clay Conference, sponsored by the Alabama Craft Council, takes place Feb. 26-28 in Birmingham, AL. Featured guest presenters will include Nick Joerling, Patti Warashina, and Peter Rose. For full details, log onto www.alclay conference.org or call 205.999.1698. ‰ The 2nd Bunting Ceramics Symposium also takes place Feb. 26-28, in conjunction with the above conference, at the Birmingham Museum of Art. This year’s event, “Clay @ Play,” will focus specifically on irony, humor, and whimsy in the ceramic arts. Featured speakers are Kathy Butterly and Glen Brown, along with several others. Free admission. For complete details, visit http://www. artsbma.org/event/the-secondbunting-ceramics-symposium/ ‰ The Randolph Arts Guild will hold its 28th Annual North Carolina Potters Conference Mar. 6-8 in Asheboro, NC. Featured guest presenter is Sandy Simon; guest artists include Hasu Yoshitaka, Fuku Fukumoto, and Peter Hamann. For complete details and online registration, visit http:// www.randolphartsguild.com/ events/potters-conference-2015/ or call 336.629.0399. What’s Hot • ceramic art world news • events • • calls for entries • ‰ Lively Experiments, the 49th Annual Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, (NCECA) takes place March 25-28 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI. Concurrent clay exhibitions, a resource hall of commercial vendors and educational institutions, plus expert discussions and demonstrations by accomplished clay artists highlight the agenda for this annual blockbuster convention of clay people. This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Frederick Douglass Opie; closing lecturer is Jack Troy; and demonstrating artists are Linda Christianson, Gustavo Pérez, Kristen Morgin, and Matt Wedel. Visit www. nceca.net for advance program details and registration information. ‰ The 10th Annual Fired Works Regional Ceramics Exhibition and Sale takes place April 11-19 in Macon, GA. Sponsored by the Macon Arts Alliance, the weeklong event will be headquartered in Macon’s Central City Park, about 90 miles south of Atlanta. Fired Works will feature more than 6,000 pieces of pottery by 65 ceramic artists from Georgia and the Southeast. Interactive opportunities will include clay workshops for children & teens, “Cocktails and Clay” for adults, “Pottery Roadshow” appraisals, artist talks, demonstrations, and more. Visit www.firedworks macon.com for complete details (and see the preview article on pages 31-33 of this CT issue). ‰ The 27th Annual California Conference for the Advancement for Ceramic Art (CCACA) takes place May 1-3 in Davis, California. The event will feature demonstrations, lectures, and 45 major shows of sculptural ceramic work including the annual 30 Ceramic Sculptors show and the California Clay Competition. For complete details of the event, sponsored by the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, log onto www. natsoulas.com/ccaca-2015, or call 530.756.3938. ‰ The CLAY Festival 2015 takes place July 29-Aug. 2 in Silver City, New Mexico. Hands-on workshops, a juried exhibition, the CLAYfest Market, tours, and demonstrations are among the various scheduled activities. For complete details, log onto www. CLAYfestival.com Calls for Entries ‰ Baltimore Clayworks is accepting online submissions through Feb. 13 for Putting the Pieces Together: An Exhibition to Address What is Broken, a show continued on next page Hot Stuff I News & Events CLAYTIMES·COM n WINTER / SPRING 2015 11 • ceramic art world news • events • • calls for entries • Conferences ‰ The 30th Alabama Clay Conference, sponsored by the Alabama Craft Council, takes place Feb. 26-28 in Birmingham, AL. Featured guest presenters will include Nick Joerling, Patti Warashina, and Peter Rose. For full details, log onto www.alclay conference.org or call 205.999.1698. ‰ The 2nd Bunting Ceramics Symposium also takes place Feb. 26-28, in conjunction with the above conference, at the Birmingham Museum of Art. This year’s event, “Clay @ Play,” will focus specifically on irony, humor, and whimsy in the ceramic arts. Featured speakers are Kathy Butterly and Glen Brown, along with several others. Free admission. For complete details, visit http://www. artsbma.org/event/the-secondbunting-ceramics-symposium/ ‰ The 10th Annual Fired Works Regional Ceramics Exhibition and Sale takes place April 11-19 in Macon, GA. Sponsored by the Macon Arts Alliance, the weeklong event will be headquartered in Macon’s Central City Park, about 90 miles south of Atlanta. Fired Works will feature more than 6,000 pieces of pottery by 65 ceramic artists from Georgia and the Southeast. Interactive opportunities will include clay workshops for children & teens, “Cocktails and Clay” for adults, “Pottery Roadshow” appraisals, artist talks, demonstrations, and more. Visit www.firedworks macon.com for complete details (and see the preview article on pages 31-33 of this CT issue). ‰ The 27th Annual California Conference for the Advancement for Ceramic Art (CCACA) takes place May 1-3 in Davis, California. The event will feature demonstrations, lectures, and 45 major shows of sculptural ceramic work including the annual 30 Ceramic Sculptors show and the California Clay Competition. For complete details of the event, sponsored by the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, log onto www. natsoulas.com/ccaca-2015, or call 530.756.3938. ‰ The CLAY Festival 2015 takes place July 29-Aug. 2 in Silver City, New Mexico. Hands-on workshops, a juried exhibition, the CLAYfest Market, tours, and demonstrations are among the various scheduled activities. For complete details, log onto www. 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