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 contacting Diana Faris as follows:

Diana Faris
Director of Educational Outreach
Email: dfaris@amaco.com
Phone: (800) 925-5195, x 1302

Ohio Ceramic Supply Open House

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Ravenna, OH United States

ohioceramic.com

330-296-3815

Dates

  • September 27, 2019 – September 28, 2019

Visit vendors, displays and shop the special pricing throughout the store during the two-day event.
Come by the AMACO display and talk to us!


Aardvark Clay & Supplies Open House

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Santa Ana, CA United States

aardvarkclay.com

714-541-4157

Dates

  • September 28, 2019 – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Join us at Aardvark Clay & Supplies in Santa Ana, CA for an Open House, with vendors, demonstrations and hands-on projects!


Mid-Atlantic Clay Conference, AMACO Glazing Workshop

Small worksop image  high fire glazes (makebhm) Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center

Front Royal, VA United States

theclayconnection.org/conference-2019

Dates

  • October 03, 2019 – October 06, 2019

Mixing & Layering Mid-Range Glazes, with Diana Faris

Blend and layer cone 5-6 brushing glazes to create your own color values and glaze effects. Application and firing variables will be reviewed and reference materials provided. This is a hands-on workshop with visual presentations to explore Volumetric Mixing and glaze interactions.

The Mid-Atlantic Clay Conference is held every other year in the beautiful landscape setting of Front-Royal, Virginia. Ceramic artists of all skill levels will benefit from our four day conference! On Saturday and Sunday, three nationally-known potters will present demonstration workshops featuring their unique techniques for constructing, decorating, glazing and firing their work. On Friday, multiple regional ceramists will lead a variety of exciting hands-on and demonstration workshops. There are also great opportunities to socialize, make new acquaintances, and renew past friendships! Participants come away with new ideas and inspiration from this stimulating learning experience!


Clay Pots and Color Spots Workshop, with Mark Errol

Small errol mark 2019 Morean Arts Center

St. Petersburg , FL United States

moreanartscenter.org/clay-pots-and-color-spots-with-mark-errol

727.821.7162 ext 2311

Dates

  • October 11, 2019 – October 12, 2019

Clay Pots and Color Spots is an intensive hands-on workshop focusing on the development of forms as well as learning how to produce layers and layers of decorative information. This class will create a tool box of inexpensive, readily available and low-tech methods of surface design meant to draw your audience in and reward them with bountiful color, shape and designs.


Abstractory, with Adrienne Eliades

Small adrienne eliades  cream sugar Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Gatlinburg, TN United States

arrowmont.org/workshops-classes/workshop-details/?action=evrplusegister&event_id=598

Dates

  • October 13, 2019 – October 19, 2019

In this workshop students delve into creative exploration through the world of abstract pattern. Using various types of paper resist, you will learn surface decoration techniques applied to fresh porcelain forms with slip and underglaze. Participants will expand their ability to create expressive, impactful images on their clay work using a personal visual vocabulary based on drawings, patterns, found imagery and more. Color, composition and form will be used to generate die cut stencils using a Klic-N-Kut Zing Air Die Cutter. This course is designed to create opportunities for surface research and design development in your studio practices. Open to all skill levels. Handbuilders and wheelthrowers are welcome.


Georgie’s Ceramic Supply Open House

Small georgies Georgies Ceramic & Crafts

Portland, OR United States

georgies.com

503.283.1387

Dates

  • October 19, 2019 – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Visit vendors, watch demonstrations and shop during this annual event.
Come by the AMACO display and talk to us!


Michigan Mud 2019

Small mi mud 2019 Oakland Community College

Auburn Hills, MI United States

michclay.com

Dates

  • October 19, 2019 – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Register Now for Michigan Mud 2019! This day-long biennial event is open to the public and features the nationally renowned artist, Julia Galloway. Also offered will be demonstrations and lectures by regional ceramic artists, a student show, vendor tables and the opportunity to network with the state's vibrant ceramics community.

Presentations and Demonstrations presented by:
Julia Galloway - Featured Keynote Speaker
David Velez Felix
Ebi Baralaye
Lane Kaufmann
Emily LoPresto
Travis Erxleben
Jessika Edgar
Lecture by Paul Kotula, lecture on the Sinker Collection


THE MAGIC OF UNDERGLAZE COLORS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS, with Julia Feld

Small feld images 03 The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts

Ojai, CA United States

beatricewood.com/workshops/magic_of_underglaze_colors.html

805-646-3381

Dates

  • October 26, 2019 – October 27, 2019

It doesn’t matter if you make pottery or sculptural ceramics, you’re involved with low or high fire processes, have years of studio experience or have just started with clay, you will learn how to boost your ceramics with bright colors. This hands-on workshop is designed to introduce the painterly surface treatment as an alternative to traditional glazing techniques. The participants will learn how to use underglazes, underglaze pencils and chalks to create multi-layered, colorful imagery. Participants will practice painting on a simple tile before moving on to three-dimensional forms. Previous experience in painting or drawing are not necessary.


Glazing: Adventures AMACO Cone 5/6 Glazes, with Tracy Gamble

Small gamble tracy 2019 Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Gatlinburg, TN United States

arrowmont.org/workshops-classes/workshop-details/?action=evrplusegister&event_id=634

Dates

  • November 14, 2019 – November 17, 2019

This action packed 3 and ½ day hands on workshop will focus on application of AMACO’s (American Art Clay Company, Inc.) cone 5/6 glaze lines (Potters’ Choice, Celadon, Satin Matte and Shino). Special decorating techniques using Velvet Underglazes, drawing on leather hard and bisque clay and additional bonus demonstrations; newsprint image transfer onto leatherhard and bisque using Underglaze, are all part of the action. Bring bisque fired test tiles (10 – 15) and small pot test creations (one pound wheel thrown or handbuilt, 10 - 15) to the workshop to experiment on with AMACO cone 5/6 glazes. Use your favorite cone 5/6 clay body for your test creations. Make some in a dark clay body and some in a white clay body. Please bisque fire your test creations to cone 04. The plan is to fire tests and experiments in the kiln, on site, each day. There will also be some handbuilding during the workshop, this will be for trial only and there will not be time to get the handbuilt creations fired. Bring your favorite sketch book, glaze brushes and your sense of adventure!
(Glaze lines and materials provided by AMACO, you bring the bisque for testing)


TAEA 2019 Conference

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Galveston, TX United States

taea.org/TAEA/conference.asp

Dates

  • November 14, 2019 – November 16, 2019

AMACO will be a vendor and will be teaching workshops at this annual conference. The Texas Art Education Association represents over 4,000 members from throughout Texas. They are engaged in teaching art and are genuinely interested in advancing their professions. 2,000 of these educators are expected to attend the 2019 Fall Conference to be held at the Moody Gardens Conference Center in Galveston. All conference activities will be held at the Moody Gardens Conference Center.


Clay Con West

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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 Open House & Clay Olympics

Small marjon logo Marjon Ceramics

Phoenix, AZ, AZ United States

marjonceramics.com/pages/Product/amaco1.htm

(602) 272-6585

Dates

  • January 24, 2020 – January 25, 2020

Marjon Ceramics' Open House (Fri)
Clay Olympics - "Clay of Throwns" (Sat)

Free Admission, 9:00-4:00 both days!


AMACO Glaze Workshops, with Diana Faris

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West Palm Beach, FL United States

armoryart.org

561-832-1776

Dates

  • February 06, 2020 – February 07, 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 Cconference

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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

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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!