POTTERS COUNCIL CONFERENCE

HANDBUILDING II
February 3-5, 2012

San Diego, California
Hosted by Get Centered Clay and Jackson Gray

Creative, Knowledgeable, Talented, and Engaging
Creative, knowledgeable, talented and engaging describe these experienced presenters participating in the Handbuilding II conference. This not-to-be-missed conference brings together a diverse group of ceramic artists to demonstrate, share, and answer any question you may have on handbuilding and the techniques they use. This conference will help you build upon existing skills and learn new techniques that you can apply to your own studio work. Register today for your chance to learn from Hayne Bayless, Joseph Pintz, Sandi Pierantozzi and Amy Sanders.

Mark Your Calendar and Register Today!

 

SOLD OUT!

To be put on the waiting list, please call 800-424-8698


Featured Presenters:

Hayne Bayless, Joseph Pintz, Sandi Pierantozzi and Amy Sanders

Hayne Bayless

For more information and to register, click on a link below


Schedule of Events | Presenters | Host & Sponsors
Hotel and Venue Information
Travel & Directions | Visitor Information
Registration Information

Attendees will learn how to. . .

  • Make full use of the extruder and make custom extruder dies
  • Cut stencils from Tyvek
  • Use liquid latex resist with a deer-tail brush
  • Decorate with colored slip inlay
  • Work with stretched slabs
  • Make tools out of common materials and how to modify existing tools to suit a specific need
  • Handbuild functional pots that have good form and function
  • Use circular and rectangular templates, and the method of making various parts fit together.
  • Use alternate ways of treating the bottom of a pot with regard to added feet or foot rings, as well as various types of handles made from slabs and coils.
  • Focus on soft slab construction while considering how stamped patterns and clay appliques enhance the surface
  • Create pieces by pinching, folding and draping thin slabs over bisqued clay molds.
  • Use simple paper templates
  • And much more!

 

Schedule of Events
Friday, February 3, 2012 Events located at Courtyard Marriott and Fairfield Inn & Suites – Old Town San Diego
Time Event Location
6 – 8 pm Registration and Opening Reception Hotel: Courtyard Marriott, San Diego Old Town
Rm: Santa Barbara Ballroom
Sponsor Exhibit Hotel: Courtyard Marriott, San Diego Old Town
Rm: Santa Barbara Ballroom
Saturday, February 4, 2012
8:30- 9am Registration Hotel: Courtyard Marriott, San Diego Old Town
Rm: Santa Barbara Ballroom
Sponsor Exhibit Hotel: Courtyard Marriott, San Diego Old Town
Rm: Santa Barbara Ballroom
9-12pm Hayne Bayless
Hotel: Fairfield Inn & Suites, Old Town San Diego
Rm: Mission Room
Sandi Pierantozzi
Hotel: Courtyard Marriott, San Diego Old Town
Rm: Santa Barbara Ballroom
12-1 pm Lunch (provided) Hotel: Courtyard Marriott, San Diego Old Town
Rm: Patio
Sponsor Exhibit Hotel: Courtyard Marriott, San Diego Old Town
Rm: Santa Barbara Ballroom
1 – 4 pm Joseph Pintz
Hotel: Fairfield Inn & Suites, Old Town San Diego
Rm: Mission Room
Amy Sanders
Hotel: Courtyard Marriott, San Diego Old Town
Rm: Santa Barbara Ballroom
Sunday, February 5, 2012
8:30 – 9 am Registration Hotel: Courtyard Marriott, San Diego Old Town
Rm: Santa Barbara Ballroom
Sponsor Exhibit Hotel: Courtyard Marriott, San Diego Old Town
Rm: Santa Barbara Ballroom
9 am – 12 pm Joseph Pintz
Hotel: Fairfield Inn & Suites, Old Town San Diego
Rm: Mission Room
Amy Sanders
Hotel: Courtyard Marriott, San Diego Old Town
Rm: Santa Barbara Ballroom
12-1 pm Lunch (provided) Hotel: Courtyard Marriott, San Diego Old Town
Rm: Santa Barbara Ballroom

Sponsor Exhibit Hotel: Courtyard Marriott, San Diego Old Town
Rm: Santa Barbara Ballroom
12:45 – 1 pm Pottery Exchange (optional) Hotel: Courtyard Marriott, San Diego Old Town
Rm: Santa Barbara Ballroom
1 – 4 pm Hayne Bayless
Hotel: Fairfield Inn & Suites, Old Town San Diego
Rm: Mission Room
Sandi Pierantozzi
Hotel: Courtyard Marriott, San Diego Old Town
Rm: Santa Barbara Ballroom
Saturday and Sunday Presenter Demonstrations
The schedule is set-up so that attendees can will see each presenter over the two day event. Attendees will pick up their schedule on Friday night and/or Saturday morning registration.

Note: The conference is being held at two sister hotels that are located 1 block apart (less than a 5 minute walk). Attendees will need to be able to walk to and from each of the hotels. For those who have difficulty walking, you may request the hotel shuttle for transportation, but it is not guaranteed.



Presenters

HAYNE BAYLESS

Happiness Is A Warm Extruder
In this workshop we’ll explore extrusion and slab techniques as they relate to making functional stoneware. Our approach will be to let the process show in the work, keeping in mind if we keep out of clay’s way, the material will reveal its nature and the results will remain fresh and lively. Myths will be busted and secrets revealed. We’ll work with unconventional forming methods and unusual approaches to surface decoration. This workshop will also be of interest to throwers looking to expand their horizons beyond the wheel.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Make full use of the extruder
  • Make custom extruder dies
  • Cut stencils from Tyvek
  • Use liquid latex resist with a deer-tail brush
  • Decorate with colored slip inlay
  • Work with stretched slabs
  • Make tools out of common materials
  • Modify existing tools to suit specific needs

Additional Information
Hayne Bayless is a studio potter in Ivoryton, CT. Hayne abandoned throwing early on, preferring the freedom of hand-building. Other than lessons from a potter in Tokyo when he was 19, and later a handful of workshops, he managed to avoid any formal instruction in ceramics. Since leaving a perfectly good job at a newspaper in 1992 to make pots, Hayne has exhibited at the Smithsonian Craft Show nine times and Minnesota Potters Tour five times. He is represented by AKAR Gallery in Iowa, Ferrin Gallery in Massachusetts, Blue Heron Gallery in Maine, Works Gallery in Philadelphia, and the Crimson Laurel Gallery in North Carolina. His work is published in Design Language by Tim McCreight, Objects for Use: Handmade by Design by Paul Smith, and in Studio Potter magazine. He has taught workshops at Arrowmont, The Bascom, Castle Hill, The Clay Studio, Odyssey, Penland, Peters Valley and Shakerag, and has had three residencies at Watershed, where he is on the advisory board. In the studio he tries to keep in mind the words of sculptor Constantin Brancusi: “Each material has its own life … we must not try to make materials speak our language, we must go with them to the point where others will understand their language.”

 

   


For more information about Hayne, visit: www.sidewaysstudio.com

Ceramic Artist – Hayne Bayles was featured in Ceramic Arts Daily Newsletter.
Read the article: Stenciled and Stretched: Ceramic Decorating Techniques Offers a New Twist on Stenciling on Clay.


 

 

Joseph Pintz
Less is More

Join Joseph Pintz as he explores hand-built vessels created through a range of rudimentary additive and reductive handbuilding techniques. Learn how to use simple bisque molds to create a wide array of utilitarian and sculptural forms. The subtleties of form and surface as essential design elements will be covered. Finishes that highlight the rich surface of earthenware such as terra sigillata will also be discussed.

Additional Information
Joseph Pintz’s functional and sculptural ceramic work explores the role that domestic objects play in fulfilling our physical and emotional needs. Inspired by his Midwestern roots, Pintz often recreates hand tools and other seemingly mundane objects. In the process, the dense meaning of these objects is transferred into clay.Pintz earned his BA in anthropology and urban studies at Northwestern University. After graduation, he taught in an inner-city school through Teach for America.  He received his MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He also was a resident artist and Lincoln Fellow at the Archie Bray Foundation. In 2009, he received an Emerging Artist award from the National Council in Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). Pintz was awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for 2011. His work has been shown internationally and he recently joined the faculty at University of Missouri as an Assistant Professor of Art.


 
 

For more information about Joseph, visit:www.iconceramics.com

Ceramic Artist – Joseph Pintz was featured in Ceramic Arts Daily Newsletter.
Read the article: Down to Earth: Joseph Pintz’s Hand-Hewn Ceramic Sculpture.


 

SANDI PIERANTOZZI
Flat/Form/Function/Handbuilding Functional Pots
In this workshop we will cover 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. We will primarily be using soft slabs.

Demonstrations will include forming techniques that use circular and rectangular templates, and the method of making various parts fit together. Through making and combining cylindrical and conical parts, a variety of forms will be shown. 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. How to arrive at accurate templates will also be discussed. Good craftsmanship is important, so there will be much attention paid to detail and finishing touches.

Additional Information
Sandi Pierantozzi has been handbuilding pots for 27 years. Her work, which is predominantly slab built, has been featured in Studio Potter, Ceramics Monthly, Clay Times and over a dozen books on clay work. She has presented numerous workshops across the country, and has exhibited her work nationally and abroad. Her work is in both museum and private collections. She was chosen an Emerging Talent at the 1993 NCECA conference and was a featured demonstrator at NCECA in 2001. Her awards include a 2001 Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the Hammill & Gillespie Purchase Award at the 1999 Ceramics Monthly International Ceramics Competition. She and her husband, Neil Patterson, maintain a private studio, Neighborhood Potters, in Philadelphia, PA.

   


For more information about Sandi, visit: www.sandiandneil.com

 

Ceramic Artist – Sandi Pierantozzi was featured in Ceramic Arts Daily Newsletter.
Watch the videos on: Handbuilding Video: Sandi Pierantozzi Demonstrates How to Use a Template to Make a Textured Soft-Slab-Built bowl with a Wrapped Rim.

Ceramic Artist – Sandi Pierantozzi was featured in Ceramic Arts Daily Newsletter.
Watch the videos on: The Puffy Handle – Sandi Pierantozzi Demonstrates a Great Alternative to a Pulled Handle.

 


AMY SANDERS
When it Comes to Texture and Pattern, More is More?
Working with cone 6 stoneware, this workshop will focus on soft slab construction while considering how stamped patterns and clay appliqués enhance the surface. Amy will demonstrate how to make several forms using varied building methods with slabs, while focusing on how to create a sense of volume and “breath” in your work.

Some pieces will be created by pinching, folding, and draping thin slabs over bisqued clay molds; while others will start with simple paper templates. Discussion will focus on how pattern, line, texture, and proportion inform composition and aesthetic decisions made while creating a pot.

Details of techniques: Amy works mainly with mid-range stoneware that is stretched into thin soft slabs. These slabs are then stamped to create a pattern or scene and then pinched or folded, stretched and scored together. Some pieces are then draped over a mold, while others start with a simple paper template. Gestural rims and feet, as well as appliqués created from stamps are often added. All pieces are electric kiln fired to cone 6 and surfaces are completed with layered glazes and oxides. Amy will be happy to share her glaze recipes with participants.

Additional Information
Amy first discovered clay as an undergraduate studying biology at Centre College in Danville, KY where she quickly switched majors and graduated with a BA in art and secondary education. She and her husband Brian then moved to Charlotte to work for Habitat for Humanity as Americorps volunteers and happily discovered an amazing clay community in NC. Amy has been teaching throwing and hand building classes at Clayworks Studio in Charlotte for 11 years, and also greatly enjoys teaching workshops. After completing a 1-½ year artist residency at McColl Center for Visual Art, she has been a full time studio artist for 6 years (in between hanging out with her two young boys: Guthrie and Sammy). In 2009, Amy completed a large-scale public art tile project for the city of Charlotte in conjunction with a residency at Garinger High School. Amy’s work is exhibited nationally.


 

For more information about Amy visit: www.theretherepottery.blogspot.com

Ceramic Artist – Amy Sanders was featured in Ceramic Arts Daily Newsletter.
Read the article: Quilting with Clay: A Handbuilt Soft Slab Ceramic Wall Art Project.



Host & Sponsors

GET CENTERED CLAY STUDIO- Host

Get Centered Clay Studio
8186 Center Street, Suite D
La Mesa, CA 91942
e-mail:getcenteredclay@cox.net

Website: www.getcenteredclay.com

Get Centered Clay Studio was opened in October of 2008 to serve the potters and clay artists of San Diego’s East County. We offer 24/7 access to our studio members. We have a fully equipped ceramics studio complete with a small slab roller, extruders, wedging tables, bats, 2 7 cu. Ft. electric kilns, and potters’ wheels. We also sell clays, tools and glazes. The space is approximately 2,500 sq. ft.

Get Centered Clay Studio also offers classes in beginning through more advanced ceramic techniques including wheel throwing, handbuilding and sculpting. We also offer professional workshops.

JACKPOTS – Host

Jackpots
San Diego, CA
e-mail: jackson@jackpots-pottery.com

Website: www.jackpots-pottery.com


Aardvark Clay & Supplies – Sponsor

Aardvark Clay & Supplies
1400 E. Pomona Street
Santa Ana, California 92705
(714) 541-4157

Aardvark Clay & Supplies
6230 Greyhound Lane, Suite E
Las Vegas, Nevada 89122
(702) 451-9898

Email: contact@aardvarkclay.com

Website: www.aardvarkclay.com

We offer a complete line of ceramic materials, equipment and supplies, including clays, slips, glazes, underglazes, frits, stains, chemicals, kilns, refractories, tools, books, videos, and doll making supplies. Go here for Coleman Clay.


AMACO/BRENT – Sponsor

AMACO/Brent
6060 Guion Road
Indianapolis, IN 46254-122
(800) 374-1600
(317) 244-6871

Website: www.amaco.com


Mayco – Sponsor

Mayco
4077 Weaver Court South
Hilliard, Ohio 43026
(614) 675-2018

Website: www.maycocolors.com

Mayco Colors’ stoneware glazes fire from cone 6 to cone 10 and are now available in premixed and dry mix packaging (5 lb and 25 lb bags). Please visit our website catalog to view color chips and get products details on all our glazes, clay tools and stamps


Pottery Texture Queen – Sponsor

Pottery Texture Queen

Email: potterytexturequeen@yahoo.com
Website: potterytexturequeen.com

The texture queen has had clay as a joy in her life since early childhood. The ability to play and explore the endless possibilities with this medium, furthers her  creative pleasure.
As the queen’s career developed, so did her joy of including texture in her work. She has been influenced by texture in everyday life. She especially draws inspiration from nature, textiles,  and architecture.  Finding beauty in the details, she has become quite passionate about texture, in fact, one could say she is a texture fanatic.

And now she has developed her own line of texture stamps for potters. These are large (7”X9”) unmounted  patterned rubber stamps. They work well on both slabs and thrown  work. Currently 24 different patterns are available.



Hotel & Venue Information
Note: The conference is being held at two sister hotels that are located 1 block apart (less than a 5 minute walk). Attendees will need to be able to walk to and from each of the hotels. For those who have difficulty walking, you may request the hotel shuttle for transportation, but it is not guaranteed.

Note: The conference will be held at two sister hotels that are located 1 block apart.

Courtyard Marriott Old Town
2435 Jefferson Street
San Diego, CA 92110
800-255-3544
(619) 260-8500
Website: Courtyard Marriott Old Town

$119 per night. Includes mini refrigerator, free wireless in-room connection, and relax in the new bed from Marriott with down comforters, designer duvets and fluffy pillows.

Parking: On-site parking, fee: 14 USD daily or Complimentary off-site parking.

Airport Shuttle Service: Airport shuttle service, on request, complimentary, call (619) 260-8500.

Ask for Potters Council meeting block to get preferred rates. Room block will be held until January 4, 2012.

Below are some additional links and information:


Attendees have the opportunity to stay at either hotel. The choice is yours. Each hotel offers something unique. Each hotel will be hosting classes for the conference.

Note: The conference will be held at two sister hotels that are located 1 block apart.

Fairfield Inn & Suites – Mission Inn Old Town
3900 Old Town Avenue
San Diego, CA 92110
(855) 212-0196
(619) 299-7400
www.hioldtownhotel.com

$119 per night for Single or Double, Rate includes complimentary  Breakfast (with some hot items); Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service (based on availability); Complimentary Hi-Speed and Wireless Internet; In-Room Microwave/Refrigerator.

Underground parking is available, currently at a rate of $12 per vehicle, per night. Rates are subject to change without notice. (Note you can park for free on the street. Street parking is limited.)

Ask for Potters Council meeting block to get preferred rates. Room block will be held until January 4, 2012.

One Of The Best-Located Old Town San Diego CA Hotels
Enjoy a central location at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego Old Town. Located directly off Route 5 — just 10 minutes from the airport and within walking distance of delightful shops, restaurants and attractions — this Holiday Inn San Diego CA hotel puts you exactly where you want to be. Whether you’re vacationing with family or friends, or traveling on business, discover all the advantages of our first-rate hotel. When it comes to comfort and convenience, this San Diego CA Holiday Inn hotel delivers, in an ideal location: One Of The Best-Located Old Town San Diego CA Hotels

* Tucked amid the history and charm of Old Town San Diego, California
* Four blocks from the San Diego Trolley, providing easy access to Old Town attractions
* Four miles from Balboa Park, home of the world-famous San Diego Zoo
* Minutes from beautiful Mission Beach and Belmont Park
* Only five miles from downtown and the Gaslamp Quarter
* Directly off Route 5, just 10 minutes from San Diego Airport (SAN)


Travel & Directions

Airport:
San Diego Airport (SAN)
website:
www.san.org

Ground Transportation from Airport:
Go here for information about ground transportation from the San Diego Airport.

Car Rental from Airport:
Go here for information about car rentals from the San Diego Airport.


Driving Directions from Airport to Hotel


Travel Is Easy From Airport to Courtyard Marriott

From San Diego International Airport: Left on N. Harbor Drive. Left on W. Laurel Street. I-5 North to Old Town Ave. exit. Right on Old Town Ave. Left onto Jefferson Street. Hotel is 2 blocks on left.

Travel Is Easy From Airport to Mission Inn Old Town
From San Diego International Airport: Take Harbor Drive North. Turn left on Grape, then left onto ramp of Highway 5. Take Old Town Avenue exit – turn right onto Old Town Avenue. Make another left onto Jefferson Street. Hotel is on the right.

From I-5, North or South: Take Old Town Avenue exit. Turn East and make a left onto Jefferson Street. Hotel is on the right.


Visitor Information
There is much to see in do around San Diego, California This is a great opportunity to bring your family or friends and extend your visit.

Year-Round Excitement On The San Diego Old Town Event Calendar
Enjoy the exciting festivals, colorful celebrations, and other fun-filled activities on the Old Town event calendar. From horse racing and football to gourmet cuisine and cultural attractions, the choices are outstanding. Attend a breathtaking military air show. Dine on world-class shrimp and seafood. Celebrate San Diego’s bold Latin heritage. Or just look for hand-crafted treasures at the Old Town Saturday Artisan Market. Liven up your next visit, and consult the Old Town San Diego CA event calendar for upcoming activities, including:

Go here to see a listing of events.

Local Attractions
Enjoy the festive atmosphere of historic Old Town, just steps from the comfort of the Holiday Inn Express San Diego Old Town. Let the Old Town Trolley take you back in time. Savor a fresh tortilla from a nearby Mexican restaurant. Or wave to Shamu at Sea World Adventure Park. Our Holiday Inn Express Old Town hotel is close to one-of-a-kind shopping, fabulous food, and renowned landmarks. And after a busy day, sink into the comfortable bed that’s waiting for you at our Old Town San Diego hotel. For excitement, history, and value, this convenient Holiday Inn Express is ideally located near thrilling San Diego attractions, including: Among the Most Popular San Diego Old Town Hotels – Near Colorful Sights and Attractions

  • Heritage Park – An eight-acre county park filled with restored Victorian homes. (0.5 mi.)
  • Old Town State Historic Park – Recreates life in the 1820s, with an old school house, blacksmith shop, and original adobe buildings. (0.5 mi.)
  • Plaza Del Pasado – Quaint shops and colorful restaurants sit in a historic setting. (0.5 mi.)
  • Whaley House – Some say it’s America’s most haunted establishment. (0.5 mi.)
  • For everything from artisan jewelry to hand-crafted home décor. (0.8 mi.)
  • Presidio Park – Site of the Serra Museum and original mission church. (1.1 mi.)
  • Sea World Adventure Park – A favorite destination featuring sensational exhibits and animal shows, including Shamu. (3.5 mi.)
  • Gaslamp Quarter – Historic Downtown San Diego – Noted for its specialty shops, restaurants, galleries, and night clubs (3.6 mi.)
  • USS Midway – A fantastic experience for young and old alike aboard an actual Navy aircraft carrier. (3.6 mi.)
  • Seaport Village – Cobblestone streets are lined with unique shops and eateries on the waterfront
  • Petco Park – Home of the San Diego Padres baseball team. (4 mi.)
  • San Diego Convention Center – Home to trade shows, exhibits, and conferences. (4.0 mi.)
  • Belmont Park – The only Oceanside amusement park in Southern California. (4.5 mi.)
  • Mission Beach – Boasting a picturesque oceanfront walk and shaved-ice vendors. (4.5 mi.)
  • Balboa Park – Home to 85 cultural and recreational facilities, including the San Diego Zoo, Fleet Science Center, San Diego Aerospace Museum, and the Museum of Art. (5.0 mi.)
  • Qualcomm Stadium – Home of the San Diego Chargers. (8.0 mi.)
  • Birch Aquarium – An underwater adventure land. (10.0 mi.)
  • Tijuana, Mexico – Offering an exciting South of the Border experience. (25.0 mi.)

Go here for more links and details.



Registration

You are invited to register online, by mail or fax, or by telephone.

  • To register online, click on the “Register Now!” button:


  • To register by telephone, call toll free at 800-424-8698 or international 818-487-2054.

  • Student Discounts (Valid Student ID) and Day Passes available. Call 800-424-8698 for more information.


SOLD OUT!

To be put on the waiting list, please call 800-424-8698


On or Before
November 20, 2011
After
November 21, 2010
Potters Council Member $270.00 $345.00
Non-Member $322.00
$397.00
Registration fee includes the reception on Friday, and lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Make checks payable to Potters Council in U.S. Dollars, drawn on a U.S. Bank. Cancellation Policy: Full refund less $50 if canceled on or before January 2, 2012; 50% refund if canceled between January 3 and February 3, 2012; no refunds after the start of the conference.