POTTERS COUNCIL CONFERENCE

 

THE CERAMIC VOICE: A NARRATIVE IN CLAY
October 19-21, 2012
Lexington, Kentucky
Presented by Potters Council
Hosted by Kentucky Mudworks

 

 

 

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Featured Presenters:
Linda Arbuckle, Lisa Clague, Ron Meyers, Karen Newgard,
Kevin Snipes, and Kurt Weiser

 

 

    

 

  

 

 

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Schedule of Events | Presenters | Host & Sponsors

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

 

Attendees will learn how to…

  • Majolica decoration process
  • Visually organize the surface for the viewer
  • Use line, color, proportion and other design devices to give personality and resonance to a piece
  • Use handbuilding method combining metal and low fire sculpture clay together.
  • Incorporate other materials into sculpture such as dipping wire in casting slip, fabrics, stuffed animals, etc.
  • Utilize nontraditional surface techniques on wet clay, bisque and post fired work.
  • Use low fire oxides, glaze and encaustic wax for finishing.
  • Make multiple forms on the wheel, and altering them as well.
  • Do surface techniques using commercial underglazes, sgrafitto techniques, and multiple glazing methods.
  • Carve, sprig, use sgraffitio and mishima surface techniques.
  • Use wax reisist techniques on a green-ware multi-sided, slab constructed, vessel-like porcelain object.
  • Use china painting
  • Mold making and casting techniques

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (back to top)
 
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Friday, October 19, 2012

All events held at Kentucky Mudworks

825 National Avenue, Lexington, KY

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Time Event Location
6-8 pm
Registration and Opening Reception Gallery
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  Presenter Exhibit Gallery
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  Sponsor/Vendor Exhibit Store
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Saturday, October 20, 2012  
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Time Event Location
8:30-9 am Registration Gallery
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  Presenter Exhibit Gallery
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  Sponsor/Vendor Exhibit Store
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9-12 pm Linda Arbuckle Classroom A
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  Kevin Snipes
Classroom B
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  Kurt Weiser Classroom C
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12-1 pm Lunch (provided) Store
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  Sponsor/Vendor Exhibit Store
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1-4 pm Ron Meyers
Classroom A
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  Lisa Clague
Classroom B
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  Karen Newgard
Classroom C
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Sunday, October 21, 2012  
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Time Event Location
8:30-9 am Registration Gallery
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  Sponsor/Vendor Exhibit (closes at 12:30)
Store
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9-12 pm Ron Meyers
Classroom A
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  Lisa Clague
Classroom B
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  Karen Newgard
Classroom C
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12-1 pm Lunch (provided) Store
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12:45-1 pm Pottery Exchange (optional) Classroom A Hallway
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1-4 pm Linda Arbuckle Classroom A
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  Kevin Snipes
Classroom B
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  Kurt Weiser Classroom C
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Saturday and Sunday Presenter Demonstrations
Potters Council is pleased to present two full days of demonstration and information exchange. Attendees will sign-up during Friday and/or Saturday morning registration. Attendees will be asked to choose one presenter for AM and PM for Saturday and Sunday. Each attendee will see four of the six presenters.

 


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PRESENTERS (back to top)

 

LINDA ARBUCKLE

Organizing Surface Using Majolica
Majolica is a glazing method that allows the artist to paint on top of a raw glaze, rather like doing watercolor on blotter paper, with a broad palette of color while using expressive brush strokes. Linda will be discussing lowfire vs. highfire, the technical process of majolica as well as the uses of design in organizing personal surfaces for pottery. Although the demo is in majolica, the information can be translated to work at other temperatures on a similarly viscous glaze.

 

Decoration is an opportunity to visually organize a surface for the viewer, and an opportunity to recognize the geography of a pot, and then give is a corresponding attitude. Line, color, proportion, and other design devices let the decorator give a particular personality and resonance to a piece.

 

Additional Information

Linda Arbuckle trained in arts and ceramics at Cleveland Institute of Art and Rhode Island School of Design, receiving a BFA and MFA in Ceramics. A professor in Ceramics at the University of Florida School of Art + Art History, she is active in the field exhibiting her work, connecting with other clay artists, and presenting workshops. Images of her work, helpful technical information, contact information, and her resume details are online on her web site: lindaarbuckle.com

 

 

      

 

For more information about Linda, visit lindaarbuckle.com

 

Ceramic Artist – Linda Arbuckle was featured in Ceramic Arts Daily Newsletter
Watch the video: Design Techniques and Tips for Outstanding Majolica Pottery

 

Ceramic Artist – Linda Arbuckle was featured in Ceramic Arts Daily Newsletter

Watch the video: Majolica Design Tips and Decorating Techniques with Linda Arbuckle

 

LISA CLAGUE

Metal and Clay
In this workshop attendees will explore the exciting possibilities of working with metal and clay. Lisa will work on a small torso demonstrating various surfaces, the incorporation of metal, and the use of fabric and casting slip. Attendees will see how these various materials can be used to create spontaneous and lively pieces. Lisa has developed multiple nontraditional surface techniques on wet clay, and she will also share techniques that are on bisque and post-fired finishes.  Whether you do functional work or sculptural work her surface techniques are sure to add diversity to your work.
 

Additional Information

Lisa Clague is an internationally known sculptor. She received her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and her MFA from California College of Arts and Crafts. She is the recipient of the Virgina Groot Award. Her work has been exhibited at the Macon Museum of Art (GA), The DeCordova Museum & Sculpture Park (MA), The John Elder Gallery in NY and the Blue Spiral Gallery in North Carolina. Recently she participated in the 3rd World Ceramic Biennale in Korea.

 

  

 

 

For more information about Lisa, visit www.lisaclauge.net

 

Ceramic Artist – Lisa Clague was featured in Ceramic Arts Daily Newsletter
Read the Article: Lisa Clague, Bakersville, North Carolina

 

RON MEYERS
Gestural Forms and Surface
Ron will demonstrate his approach to working on the potters wheel, making a variety of useful forms through the altering and handling of clay. He will discuss his surface enrichment methods using commercial underglazes, sgrafitto and sprigging techniques, as well as glazing and firing his work in a variety of kiln atmospheres.

 

Throughout the demonstration, Ron will also discuss his influences: historical work, contemporary ceramists and the various forms which he makes from pots which have inspired him since 1965.

 

Additional Information

Ron Meyers is an emeritus professor of the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, where he taught for over 20 years. He received his BS and MS degrees in Art Education from the State University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, and received his MFA degree in Ceramics from the School For American Craftsmen, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York. His work is represented in many museums and private collections and is a 2007 recipient of the NCECA Excellence in Teaching Award. He was also recognized in 2008 with the Regis Master by the Northern Clay Center as a senior artists who had a major influenc3 on the development of the 20th and 21st centrury of ceramics in the United States.

 

Ron has worked in clay for over 40 years and has developed his own gestural treatment of utilitarian forms that serve as a canvas for his often humorous, yet slightly maniacal depictions of various animals.

 



 

 

KAREN NEWGARD
Scratching the Surface: Creating an Iconic Language
Karen will explain her process of image and icon development and how she builds a body of work. She will work on different forms demonstrating her techniques for carving, sgraffitio, sprigs, and mishima. Karen will also discuss how her glazing and firing methods enhance decoration surfaces.

 

Additional Information

Karen received her BFA in Ceramics in 1992 from Louisana State University. She then moved to North Carolina and completed Core Student Fellowship at Penland School of Crafts and remained in North Carolina setting up a full time pottery studio. Karen has returned to Penland to teach concentration and teaches workshops in the southeast. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally; participating in the NCECA Shared Journeys: Chinese/American Ceramic Art and Education Symposium. Karen has also been an invited panelist at the San Diego NCECA conference. Her work can be found in multiple publications including Lark 500 Series and other educational text books. Karen currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina where she has a home studio as well as a studio and gallery in the vibrant River Arts District. 

 

 

For more information about Karen, visit www.karennewgardpottery.com

 

KEVIN SNIPES
Developing Your Narrative
For developing narrative, some of Kevin’s major sources of inspiration are fiction, movies, comics, music, photography, street art, and the continuous cacophony of life as it unravels before him. Everyone has a perspective when it comes to storytelling. In this workshop Kevin will improvise the process of his narrative ceramic work by using mishima, sgraffito and wax resist techniques on a greenware multi-sided, slab constructed, vessel-like porcelain objects. Participants are invited to contribute to the narrative of this piece using elements of their own histories, desires or foibles through including their own imagery, text or personal symbology.

 

Using the language of pottery forms ornamented with animated narrative drawings, Kevin Snipes acts as a storyteller.  He uses slab building techniques to build quizzical porcelain forms that are at once flat-planed and multisided, with unexpected additions that give the pieces a personal stance. The contemporary look of the figurative drawings is developed through traditional techniques, such as mishima and sgraffito. Both processes involve physically incising or carving away part of the surface of the porcelain with sharp instruments. Snipes uses these techniques in multiple layers to create lush personal images that speak of confrontation of the self and otherness.

 

Additional Information

Kevin Snipes was born in Philadelphia, but grew up mostly in Cleveland, Ohio. He holds a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and did his graduate work at the University of Florida, in Gainesville, Florida. From there participated in several artist residency programs, including the Clay Studio, in Philadelphia and Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, in New Castle, Maine he was also a visiting artist at Louisiana State University, in Baton Rouge. After completing a yearlong Taunt Fellowship from the Archie Bray Foundation in 2008, in Helena, he continued as a resident artist at the Bray until the January of 2011. He is a recipient of a Mcknight Residency from Northern Clay Center in 2011. Exhibiting both nationally and internationally, Kevin has exhibited as far away as Jingdezhen, China. Kevin combines his love of making unconventional pottery with an obsessive need to draw on everything that he produces, creating a uniquely dynamic body of work.

 

 

 

For more information about Kevin, visit www.kevinsnipes.com

 

KURT WEISER
Surface, Form and Illusion
Kurt will discuss what has led him in his current artistic direction–some history of influence, such as the work of Meissen, Sevres, Memling, Bosch, and as well as European painting. All of these artists have been mixed, reinterpreted and re-arranged to fit his own needs. They have been added to his own personal fantasies and it finds its way into the images and ideas Kurt explores in his work.

 

Kurt will discuss and demonstrate the techniques of china painting; painting process, mixing mediums, brushes, firing, and all the details necessary to make it work. He will share a visual presentation how he makes the porcelain pieces, clay bodies hes uses, along with glazes, mold making, and casting techniques.

 

Additional Information

Weiser studied at the Kansas City Art Institute, B.F.A.1972 and the University of Michigan M.F.A.1976. He was the Director of the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, Montana from 1977 until 1989 when he began teaching at Arizona State University, where he is now a Regents Professor.

 

Weiser’s work is a mix of loosely based classical Asian forms and a surface treatment reminiscent of the painted porcelains of Europe, a mixture of elements of both the east and west. He has twice received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and has work published in over 35 books on the subject of art and ceramics and has lectured in Europe, Asia and North America. Weiser has exhibited extensively since 1982 with the Garth Clark Gallery in New York, NY, Los Angeles CA. and Kansas City MO., as well as the Frank Lloyd Gallery in Santa Monica CA.

 

His Work is in many collections including: The Victoria and Albert Museum, London England, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA. The Museum of Contemporary Ceramics, Shigaraki, Japan., The Carnegie Institute Museum of Art, Pittsburg, PA., The Newark Museum of Art, Newark., NJ., The National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., The National Museum of  History,Taipei,Tiawan and the Helsinki Museum of Applied Arts, Helsinki, Finland.

 

 

Kurt and Victorian Ladies China Painting

 

 

 


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HOST & SPONSORS (back to top)

 

 

KENTUCKY MUDWORKSHost
825 National Avenue
Lexington, Kentucky 40502
859-389-9681

info@kentuckymudworks.com
www.kentuckymudworks.com

 

Kentucky Mudworks started in September of 2001 as a teaching studio and production pottery studio. Since then, we have expanded to offer multiple classes, workshops, and all the clay, tools, and supplies you need for your own studio! We are now the only full-service ceramic supplier in Kentucky.  We not only sell pottery equipment, we also service used equipment from simple repairs to complete overhauls!  Our selection of tools and clays are vast as well.  We manufacture Dirty Girls Pottery Tools. We pride ourselves on our familiarity with the products we sell.  We have tested every glaze we sell as the manufacturers recommend and beyond.  We use the clays we sell on a daily basis for our classes as well as our own creative claywork.  We welcome your questions!

 

 

AMACO/BRENT – Sponsor
6060 Guion Road
Indianapolis, IN 46254
800-374-1600
317-244-6871

 

www.amaco.com

 

 

Mayco – Sponsor
4077 Weaver Court South
Hilliard, OH 43026
614-675-2018

 

www.maycocolors.com

 

Shimpo – Sponsor
1701 Glenlake Avenue
Itasca, IL 60143
800-237-7079

 

www.shimpoceramics.com 

 

 


Standard Ceramic
Supply Company – Sponsor

PO Box 16240

Pittsburgh, PA 15242-0240
412-276-6333


www.standardceramic.com

 

 


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HOTEL INFORMATION (back to top)

 

Homewood Suites by Hilton – Lexington/Hamburg
2033 Bryant Road

Lexington, KY 40509
859-543-0464

Website: Homewood Suites

 

$119 per night for Studio or Double, Rate includes Daily Hot Breakfast, Complimentary Hi-Speed Internet Access; and Fully Equipped Kitchen.

Ask for Potters Council meeting block (group code POT) to get preferred rates. Room block will be held until September 19, 2012.

This hotel does not have any more rooms available at the Potters Council Rate.

 

The Homewood Suites by Hilton Lexington-Hamburg is conveniently located south of I-64 interchange off I-75 in Hamburg Pavillion, one of Lexington’s premier retail, dining, and business developments. Situated in the heart of Kentucky horse country we are only minutes from Downtown Lexington and all of the areas major attractions including the University of Kentucky, Kentucky Horse Park, Keeneland Race Course, Rupp Arena and the Lexington Center.

 

 

 

 

 

JUST ADDED HOTEL

Hyatt Place Lexington
2001Bryant Road

Lexington, KY 40509
859-296-0091

Website: www.hyattplacelexington.com

 

$139 per night for Studio or Double. Rate includes Daily Hot Breakfast and Complimentary Hi-Speed Internet Access.

Ask for Potters Council meeting block (group code G-POTT) to get preferred rates. Room block will be held until September 19, 2012.

 

 


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CONFERENCE VENUE (back to top)


KENTUCKY MUDWORKS
– Host
825 National Avenue
Lexington, Kentucky 40502
859-389-9681

info@kentuckymudworks.com
www.kentuckymudworks.com

 

Kentucky Mudworks started in September of 2001 as a teaching studio and production pottery studio. Since then, we have expanded to offer multiple classes, workshops, and all the clay, tools, and supplies you need for your own studio! We are now the only full-service ceramic supplier in Kentucky.  We not only sell pottery equipment, we also service used equipment from simple repairs to complete overhauls!  Our selection of tools and clays are vast as well.  We manufacture Dirty Girls Pottery Tools. We pride ourselves on our familiarity with the products we sell.  We have tested every glaze we sell as the manufacturers recommend and beyond.  We use the clays we sell on a daily basis for our classes as well as our own creative claywork.  We welcome your questions!


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TRAVEL & DIRECTIONS (back to top)

 

Airport:

Blue Grass Airport (LEX) – click here for website
4000 Terminal Drive
Lexington, KY 40510

 

Ground Transportation:
Getting to and from Blue Grass 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.

 

Driving Directions

 

 


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VISITOR INFORMATION (back to top)

 

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

 

View entertainment and attractions close to the hotel.

View shopping and dining locations close to the hotel.

View Lexington, Kentucky Visitor Information website.

 

 

 

 

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 country and even the world. The opportunity to network with artists who speak the same language as you is immeasurable.

  • Friday Night Reception | Oct. 19, 2012 |  Reception, 6-8pm
    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 a 20% discount.

 

  • Sponsor Exhibit | Oct. 19-21, 2012
    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 products, ask questions and learn about new products. The exhibit will be open during the Friday Night Reception, Saturday and Sunday morning before classes begin and during lunch. The sponsor exhibit closes after lunch on Sunday.

 

  • NEW! Presenter Exhibit | Oct. 19-21, 2012
    Kentucky Mudworks will present a ceramic exhibition featuring Linda Arbuckle, Lisa Clague, Ron Meyers, Karen Newgard, Kevin Snipes and Kurt Weiser. Attendees will have the opportunity to view and purchase works by the presenters.

 

  • Pottery Exchange | Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, 12:45pm
    What a great way to end 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) to be exchanged with a fellow artist. This is sure to be one of the highlights of the conference. Please bring your piece on Saturday. This is an optional event.

 

 

 

 

 


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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

Deadline to Save $50 has been extended to October 7, 2012

OPENED UP A FEW MORE SPOTS

 

 

 

  On or Before October 7. 2012 After October 8, 2012
Potters Council Member $295.00 $345.00
Non Member $347.00 $397.00
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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 15, 2012; 50% refund if canceled between September 19, 2012 and October 19, 2012; no refunds after the start of the conference.