Event Schedule

You can register for the following workshops & events by contacting the listed venues.

If you don’t find one in your area, you can request a customized AMACO glaze workshop or in-service training by completing this Workshop Request Form.

For any further questions or comments please email: workshops@amaco.com

Clay Con West

Small claycon St George

St George, UT United States

clayconwest.com

Dates

  • January 17, 2020 – January 19, 2020

Clay Con West is a conference for the clay minded, both young and old, amateur and professional, clean and dirty! Networking with other clay people is a wonderful way to expand ideas and build friendship, both in clay and life. Clay Con West is here to allow you to grow in clay knowledge and build life-long friendships.


Marjon Ceramics Workshop, Open House & Clay Olympics

Small marjon logo Marjon Ceramics

Phoenix, AZ, AZ United States

marjonceramics.com/pages/Adobe/Amaco%20Glazing%20Workshop%202020.pdf

(602) 272-6585

Dates

  • January 24, 2020 – January 25, 2020

AMACO Cone 5-6 Glazing workshop, with Diana Faris: Friday 11:30-3:30 pm
To register, call 602-272-6585. There is a $30 registration fee for this hands-on workshop.

Admission is free for the following two events:
Marjon Ceramics' Open House and demonstrations: all day Friday
Clay Olympics - "Clay of Throwns", all day Saturday
9:00-4:00 both days!


AMACO Glaze Workshops, with Diana Faris

Small dianafaris 8880 2 The Armory Art Center

West Palm Beach, FL United States

public.armoryart.org/public/AdultClasses.faces

561-832-1776

Dates

  • February 05, 2020 – February 06, 2020

Hands-on glazing workshops with visual presentations and printed reference materials. Participants can sign up for one workshop or both:

AMACO Low-Fire Glazes & Underglazes
Learn about classroom-friendly glaze and underglaze options and how these can be used to teach specific techniques and concepts.

AMACO Mid-Range Glazes
Learn successful application and firing tips in this workshop focusing on AMACO cone 5-6 Mid-range brushing glazes.

Contact the Armory in West Palm Beach, FL closer to the date for schedule and to sign up!


35th Alabama Clay Conference

Small al clay  2020 Perdido Beach Resort

Orange Beach, AL United States

alclayconference.org

Dates

  • February 27, 2020 – March 01, 2020

On-line registration is now open!
Main Presenters:
Jen Allen
Naomi Clement
Steve Loucks
Shadow May

Additional workshops will be announced and will open for enrollment in October. You must be registered for the conference to participate in workshops.
Registrants will receive advance notice of workshop signups.


The 33rd Annual NC Potters Conference, hosted by the NC Pottery Center

Small ncpottersconf North Carolina Pottery Center

Seagrove, NC United States

ncpottersconference.org

Dates

  • March 05, 2020 – March 08, 2020

The North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC is a non-profit organization that provides a broader educational experience about the history of North Carolina ceramic art to students, teachers, potters, scholars, pottery collectors and tourists. For artist details, schedule, registration, exhibitions and more visit www.ncpottersconference.org
@ncpottersconference
For questions email projects@ncpotterycenter.org

Demonstrating Artists: Bede Clarke, Dan Finnegan, Lisa Naples

Speakers: Alex Matisse of East Fork Pottery, Connie Matisse of East Fork Pottery, Ron Philbeck & Thomas Schmidt


NCECA’s 54th Annual Conference

Small nceca logo only w98xh22px1 Greater Richmond Convention Center

Richmond, VA United States

nceca.net/2020-richmond-virginia

Dates

  • March 24, 2020 – March 28, 2020

Visit the AMACO-brent booth and watch our artist demonstrations in the exhibit hall.

A region steeped in history and engaged with reinvention, the arts, teaching and learning are at the heart of Richmond, Virginia’s vision for innovation. The primary material of ceramic art, clay, connects our human experience from our local communities to distant places, and times long past. Clay’s receptivity to human touch carries the hands of distant and past makers into the here and now. Ceramic art’s diversity of expression and continuous invention generate affinities that extend the human imagination. NCECA’s 54th annual conference will explore ways that ceramic artists are charting new pathways from the complex meanings of our interwoven histories.


2020 NAEA National Convention

Small naea Minneapolis Convention Center

Minneapolis, MN United States

arteducators.org/events/national-convention

Dates

  • March 26, 2020 – March 29, 2020

AMACO-brent will have ongoing workshops and demonstrations in the Exhibitor Hall throughout the conference.

The NAEA National Convention is the largest gathering of visual arts educators in the world! It is an annual event providing substantive professional development opportunities for visual arts education professionals including classroom teachers, museum educators, administrators, college and university professors, researchers, students of art education, teaching artists, and more!


AMACO Glaze Workshops, with Diana Faris

Small workshop image  velvets  sm  sh  pc glazes Workhouse Arts Center

Lorton, VA United States

703-584-2982

Dates

  • April 17, 2020 – April 18, 2020

Hands-on glazing workshops with visual presentations and printed reference materials. Participants can sign up for one workshop or both:

AMACO Low-Fire Glazes & Underglazes
Learn about classroom-friendly glaze and underglaze options and how these can be used to teach specific techniques and concepts.

AMACO Mid-Range Glazes
Learn successful application and firing tips in this workshop focusing on AMACO cone 5-6 Mid-range brushing glazes.

Contact the Workhouse Arts Center closer to the date for schedule and to sign up!


Paint-Your-Own-Groceries Workshop, with Stephanie Shih

Small stephanie shih Kreep Ceramics Studio

Los Angeles, CA United States

stephaniehshih.com/workshops

Dates

  • May 13, 2020 – 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Stephanie's work explores shared nostalgia through the lens of the Asian-American pantry, and in this mini workshop she'll teach students how she paints her "nostalgia groceries." The class will include a demo on working with Amaco underglazes and an artist talk. BYOB!

Before the workshop, Stephanie will be in touch to help students choose the groceries they will build and paint; pre-made ceramic “cans” will be provided, which will then be fired and glazed and available for pick up at a later date. (If you currently work with clay, you are welcome to bring your own vessel to paint, so you can have more freedom with the shape of your grocery, e.g., bottles, bags.)