October 24-26, 2014

Portland, Oregon

presented by Potters Council

hosted by Georgies Ceramic & Clay Company


Featured Presenters:

Andrew Gilliatt, Patrick Horsley, Angelica Pozo, and Lana Wilson


Deadline to Save $50 is August 24, 2014
Call 800-424-8698 to be placed on wait list




Learn How-To Layer the Ceramic Surface with Varying Techniques!
Join us as we team-up with Georgies Ceramic and Clay Company during this three-day conference with our featured presenters: Andrew Gilliatt, Patrick Horsley, Angelica Pozo, and Lana Wilson. Each presenter will show their own unique techniques on layering the ceramic surface. Sign up today to reserve your place at this exciting conference! For more information on each presenter, registration, schedule, and other events click on a link below:


Schedule of Events | Presenters | Host & Sponsors

Hotel Information | Venue Information
Travel & Directions | Visitor Information
Registration Information | Other Events



SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (back to top)
Friday, October 24, 2014

All events held at

Georgies Ceramic and Clay Co.

756 NE Lombard

Portland, OR 97211

Time Event Location
6-8 pm
Registration and Opening Reception Store
  Sponsor/Vendor Exhibit Store
Saturday, October 25, 2014  
Time Event Location
8:30-9 am Registration Store
  Sponsor/Vendor Exhibit Store
9-12 pm Andrew Gilliatt
Classroom A 
  Patrick Horsley
Classroom B
12-1 pm Lunch (provided) Patio
  Sponsor/Vendor Exhibit Store
1-4 pm Angelica Pozo Classroom A
  Lana Wilson
Classroom B
Sunday, October 26, 2014  
Time Event Location
8:30-9 am Registration Store
  Sponsor/Vendor Exhibit (closes at 12:30)
9-12 pm Angelica Pozo Classroom A
  Lana Wilson Classroom B
12-1 pm Lunch (provided)  Patio
12:45-1 pm Pottery Exchange (optional) Store or Patio
1-4 pm Andrew Gilliatt Classroom A
  Patrick Horsley Classroom B

Saturday and Sunday Presenter Demonstrations
Potters Council is pleased to present two full days of demonstration and information exchange. The schedule is set-up so that attendees will see each presenter over the two day event. Attendees will pick up their schedule on Friday night and/or Saturday morning during registration periods.


Make Connections
Not only will you leave this conference with information to use in your studio, but you will have made a connection with attendees from around the world. 

  • Friday Night Reception | October 24, 2014 | Reception, 6-8 pm
    Our Friday night reception is a relaxed time for you to meet with the presenting artists and network with other attendees while enjoying a light snack. You’ll even have a chance to check out books and DVDs that are available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Bookstore, and purchase your favorites at the Potters Council 20% discounted rate.


  • Sponsor Exhibit | October 24-26, 2014
    Potters Council believes it is important to provide you opportunities to build relationships within the ceramic art community. The Sponsor exhibit gives you the chance to discuss with qualified individuals products and learn about new products within the ceramic field. The exhibit will be open during the Friday Night Reception, Saturday and Sunday morning before classes, and during lunch. The sponsor exhibit closes after lunch on Sunday.


  • Pottery Exchange | Sunday, October 26, 2014, 12:45pm
    Finish up two days of sharing and learning by participating in a pottery exchange. Be sure to bring one piece of your personal work (no large pieces, approximately the size of a mug) to be exchanged with a fellow artist. Please note: participation in this part of the event is optional.


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PRESENTERS (back to top)



Layers of Color

Using colored slips, glazes, and laser transfers, Andrew will demonstrate how he achieves different layers of color, texture, and imagery in his functional wares. He will begin by showing how to make and use colored slips for both wheel-thrown and slip-cast forms. Next, using an assortment of stickers, tapes, and wax, Andrew will demonstrate how to make simple, yet visually complex resist patterns for glazing. He will also demonstrate how to make custom stickers and stencils for glazing and patterning using a small-scale, digital cutter. Finally, he will show how to easily make laser-transfer decals using a computer, decal paper, and a laser printer.


Additional Information

Andrew Gilliatt is currently a Resident Artist at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT. He earned a BFA in Graphic Design from Virginia Tech, an MFA in Ceramics from Louisiana State University, and has also held residencies at Red Star Studios and Red Lodge Clay Center. His work is exhibited nationwide and has been featured in numerous publications.



To view an online portfolio of his functional pottery please visit




Andrew Gilliatt was featured in Ceramic Arts Daily Newsletter & Ceramic Arts Daily Presents DVD, Layers of Color.



pat-large-7482PATRICK HORSLEY

Layering Slips with the Use of Matte Glazes and Wax Resist

Patrick’s demonstrations will emphasize throwing, slip, and wax-resist application, and finally, information on studio-designed tools and recipes for clay bodies. Patrick’s throwing demonstrations will show attendees various methods to change the geometry of their work, altering open forms with added bottoms, altering forms with bottoms, and squaring off wheel-thrown lids. Patrick feels the surface and the shapes he create are designed to give the broadest surface areas for brushed and trailed slip applications, that he then alters with glaze and wax resist techniques. Patrick’s recipes will cover formulas for clay, slips, and glazes for use at cone six in a reduction kiln. There will also be information on studio-designed tools, their uses, and how they affect your work.


Patrick’s techniques are very direct and and his demonstrations are geared toward helping people to integrate them into their own studios.


About the Artist

Patrick was born in Pasco, Washington, attended public school and Columbia Basin College. After moving to Portland, Oregon in the 1970s, he graduated from the Portland Art Museum School. He is included in many collections and publications, and he has received many awards. 


You can see more of Patrick’s work at






Ohhh! Your Slip is Showing!
Slip can show through a glaze very clearly, making the slip clearer, brighter, and bolder. Sometimes slip can even provide a tactile experience. It can also peer through the glaze in subtle and mysterious ways.


Angelica, will demonstrate how high-contrast slip work and thoughtful glaze selection can help you attain this broad gamut of decorative layered effects. She will be working with low-fire clays while demonstrating using white and black wetware slip on red clay as well as black engobe on white clay, but the principles presented carry through to all temperatures ranges.


For her presentation, Angelica will serve up a broad array of wetware slip-decorating techniques along with masking and resist practices. This will be followed by a presentation and discussion of glaze options for a variety of finished effects. She will also demonstrate working with Velvet Underglazes at the wetware and leather-hard stages to create fresh painterly images. At the end, participants can ask questions and try out the various techniques along with the special brushes and tools used in demo.


About the Artist

Angelica Pozo, a New York City native, born of Cuban and Puerto Rican parents, has lived in Cleveland since 1984. She moved there from Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she received her Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan. Her Bachelor of Fine Arts is from SUNY College of Ceramics of Alfred University in Alfred, New York. As a full time, self-employed artist, Angelica divides her time between her widely exhibited sculptural studio work, her major public art commissions, and artist residencies involving large ceramic tile/mosaic projects primarily in arts-in-education programs. Twenty-four of these projects have been through the Ohio Arts Council, but she has done numerous residencies with other organizations, both nationally, and internationally. She has been awarded an OAC Individual Artist Fellowship, as well as an Arts Midwest/NEA Regional Individual Artist Fellowship.


To learn more about Angelica’s work, visit her website at






Handbuilding and Color

Attendees will learn the unique advantages of paper clay and why it prevents cracks. Through examples, everyone will learn to colored slips and then sgraffito through the layers, roll the whole design out with a rolling pin to flatten and spread the colors, then how to use the resulting slab to create a variety of form platters to bowls to cups. Attendees will also learn how to mix their own Mason stain slips, which commercial slip products work well with this technique, get the formula for a mix-it-yourself glaze and learn what commercial glaze yields the same buttery matte translucent glaze. For those interested in adding another layer of complexity, Lana will demonstrate how to add more layers to this technique.


Lana will also demonstrate stamps work with stamps and while provide a handout on numerous approaches to making and using stamps successfully. Some dramatic handles will be offered. Questions and laughter will be encouraged.


About the Artist

Lana Wilson has given over 100 workshops on handbuilding at venues including Arrowmont, Penland, Mendocino Art Center, MISSA and Peters Valley. She has also taught in Canada, Israel, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa and has written a regular column for Clay Times magazine since 1996. Her work has been in over 185 shows and appears in fourteen books including both volumes of The Best of Pottery and Kathy Triplett’s Handbuilt Ceramics and several of Robin Hopper’s books. She is the author of Ceramics: Shape and Surface, which includes extensive cone 6 and cone 04 electric glazes she has developed. She was a featured demonstrator at 2003 NCECA Conference. Currently, she serves on the board of Penland School of Crafts. She has appeared twice on Discovery Channel to extol the delights of working in clay while making a teapot.


To learn more about Lana Wilson, please visit








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HOST, SPONSORS, & VENUE (back to top)


OregonConferenceGeorgies Ceramic and Clay Company 

Host & Venue Location

756 NE Lombard 
Portland, Oregon 97211


Store Hours: Monday thru Saturday, 9:00am to 5:00pm, Pacific time
Business Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm, Pacific time


Family-owned since 1965, Georgies is Friendly people who love clay and love sharing what they do with it. Plus tools, glazes, clays, brushes, equipment, classes and firing services are available.







6060 Guion Road
Indianapolis, IN 46254-1222







4077 Weaver Court South
Hilliard, OH 43026




1701 Glenlake Avenue
Itasca, Illinois 60143






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HOTELS (back to top)


CourtyardMarriottCourtyard Marriott Portland Downtown/ Convention Center
435 NE Wasco Street

Portland, OR 97232
(503) 234-3200



$149.00 per night, rate includes, complimentary wireless high-speed internet, complimentary fitness center, and pool. 


Ask for Potters Council meeting block to get preferred rates. Room block will be held until Tuesday, September 23, 2014, or click here for a direct link to the Potters Council rate. Please contact Courtyard Marriott for any inquires.



McMenamins Kennedy School
5736 NE 33rd Avenue

Portland, OR 97211



Have a fun in Portland by staying in an old school! This hotel has a unique atmosphere for guests to enjoy. 







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TRAVEL & DIRECTIONS (back to top)



Portland International Airport (PDX) – click here for website
7000 NE Airport Way

Portland, OR 97218


Ground Transportation:
Getting to and from the Portland International Airport is simple and convenient! If you are in need of transportation, there are rental cars, taxicabs, limousines, shuttles and hotel courtesy vans at your disposal.

Go here to make your selections.


Potters Council Members receive car rental discounts with Alamo and Avis. Click here for more information.



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There is much to see and do around the Portland, Oregon area. This is a great opportunity to bring your family or friends and extend your visit.





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REGISTRATION (back to top)


You are invited to register online or by telephone.

  • To register online, click here on REGISTER NOW.
  • To register by telephone, call toll free at 800-424-8698 or direct dial is 818-487-2054.
  • Student discounts (Valid Student ID) and Day Passes available, but they are limited. Call 800-424-8698 for more information and to register.


Mark Your Calendar and Register Today

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  Before August 24, 2014 After August 25, 2014
Potters Council Member    
Non Member    

Registration fee* includes the reception of 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 September 24, 2014; 50% refund if canceled between September 25, 2014, and October 23, 2014; no refunds after the start of the conference.


*Registration fee for non members includes the reception of Friday, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, and it includes one full year of Potters Council membership.


To cancel you must call toll free at 800-424-8698 or direct dial is 818-487-2054.