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

Clay Bodies - ClayHouston 5th Annual Symposium

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Houston, TX United States



  • October 19, 2019 – October 20, 2019

ClayHouston is pleased to announce the 2019 Fall Symposium, “Clay Bodies” This year we are very happy to have Lorna Meaden and Thaddeus Erdahl for our visiting artists. Lorna and Thaddeus are two prolific ceramic artists with diverse backgrounds and multi-faceted studio practices. Jessica Kreutter, an art faculty member in ceramics and sculpture at Houston Community College, will be our Keynote Speaker and Kathryn Hall, curator at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, will be our Panel Moderator.

Georgie’s Ceramic Supply Open House

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Portland, OR United States




  • 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

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Auburn Hills, MI United States



  • 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


Small feld images 03 The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts

Ojai, CA United States




  • 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



  • 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



  • 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.

Amaco Glaze Workshop, with Cory Brown

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Croton Falls, NY United States




  • December 06, 2019 – 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

A night of learning all about Amaco glazes! Participants will have the chance to glaze their own small pieces and experiment with the Potters' Choice glaze line, along with Q & A.
Cory Brown is a glaze chemist who works in Research and Development at Amaco.

Clay Con West

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St George, UT United States



  • 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

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Phoenix, AZ, AZ United States


(602) 272-6585


  • 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




  • 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

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Orange Beach, AL United States



  • 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

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Seagrove, NC United States



  • 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
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



  • 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

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Minneapolis, MN United States



  • 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



  • 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!