DEMONSTRATIONS

Subject to change.

Saturday

Time
Artist
Description
Area
10:30
Mark Epstein
Will be constructing forms out of soft hand rolled slabs. The slabs will be decorated with hand made rollers used to evoke memories of travels and ideas.
A
10:30
Kris Jorgensen
Will throw jars, then demo on how to use vinyl tape as a resist to create patterned designs on the work.
C
11:00
Bob Swaffar
Throwing porcelain from the hump with thick slip textures.
B
11:00
Melissa Mencini
Will demonstrate water etching using wax resist. She will discuss how to create layers with this process and other variations to create exciting surface decorations.
D
12:00
Renee LoPresti
Will demonstrate how to develop surface compositions by layering underglazes and glaze directly onto leather hard clay. Custom paper and reusable die-cut vinyl stencils will be used to create dynamic patterns, shapes, and detailed imagery.
A
12:00
Melissa Ragland
Will demonstrate hand- building a footed bowl using a bisque puki, addressing timing and challenges of soft-slab construction techniques.
C
12:30
Chris Melia
Will be demonstrating a variety of drinking vessels including pulled handles and textural surface applications.
D
12:30
Rob Sheldon
B
1:30
NOM Ceramics
C
1:30
Niko Weissenberger
Will demonstrate two different approaches to slab construction. A soft slab demo on making flasks will be followed by a stiff slab demo on making vase forms. How softness and stiffness of the slab affect workability will be part of the general discussion.
A
2:00
Bunnie Haigh
Hand-building Lidded Jars Rolling cylinders out of clay by piercing large coils with dowel rods. Then I will successively change the rods to larger diameters to roll the cylinder thin and large enough to produce the walls of a lidded jar. Demo will include a discussion of lids for the jar.
D
2:00
Michael Hodgson
B
3:00
Lindsey Browning
Will demonstrate attaching thrown and slab elements, altering these forms, and adding a variety of elements to emphasize the contours of the form. She will focus on smoothing and refining attachments using a variety of tools.
A
3:00
Chris Long
Will be demonstrating how to facet and shape a piece on the wheel.
C
3:30
Don Brimberry
Will be demonstrating throwing a large 2 piece platter, and a large 2 piece bowl If time allows. Will also talk about the use of chattering as a dramatic decorating technique. Will have a finished piece to show the chattering technique on the 2 piece platter form.
B
3:30
Valerie Hancock
Will demonstrate a thrown and altered decanter. The demonstration will include throwing a bottle form without a bottom, attaching a slab base and creating a hollow handbuilt knob for a cork topper.
D
4:30
Susan Keller
Will demonstrate hand building teardrop shaped vases with hand cut paper stencil resist surface design.
A
4:30
Katherine Taylor
Will be casting nerikomi slabs into a 2 part press mold. First preparing the slab from a nerikomi block, then use that slab to create an enclosed form using the mold.
C
5:00
Roy Hanscom
Will demonstrate thrown and altered lidded vessels. Focus will be on making the pot fit the lid to create a perfect fit on any shape form.
D
5:00
Janice Joplin
Will be again be doing the monster pumpkin demo. This is a hands on hand building demo geared for young and young at heart clay artist. Come and have fun!
B

Sunday

Time
Artist
Area
10:30
Carol Schwartz
Curious about molds? Get moldy with Carol as she shows you just how magical life can be when you embrace plaster and bisque molds. You can work smarter, faster, and with more consistency.
A
10:30
Karen Walker
Will demonstrate a two piece wheel thrown wine goblet, will also demo carving or sculpting on the goblet.
C
11:00
Kym Owens
Will be demonstrating various surface decoration processes, including underglaze inlay and resist techniques using slip and custom die cut paper stencils.
D
11:00
Ali Wiesse
Will demonstrate how to make ceramic jewelry using high temperature wire. Will also show how to throw small bead forms on the wheel, followed by a carving and decorating techniques.
B
12:00
Renee Lindquist
Will be altering wheel thrown pieces along with adding her long whimsical handles and adding a glaze trailing her flower designs.
C
12:00
Rachel Norris
Will be demonstrating basic wheel throwing tecniques. She will also demonstrate a thrown and altered gravy boat
A
12:30
Lotus
Want to get over your 5 pound plateau on the wheel? Lotus will demo a couple different techniques you can use to throw 8 pounds on the wheel.
B
12:30
Lisa McPike Smith
Will be demonstrating how to create stamps out of rubber to create relief in your clay work.
D
1:30
Lucas McCain
Will demonstrate throwing closed forms on the wheel to create Lamps & Salt Cellars.
A
1:30
Bob Trevorrow
Nice Bottoms! Trimming and cold wax application techniques for a recessed foot and a smooth, glazed bottom.
C
2:00
Michelle Cuevas
Will be demonstrating how she constructs her Mexican inspired nichos (shrines). She will also demonstrate painting techniques.
D
2:00
David Hendley
EXTRUDE-A-RAMA! David will be using his homemade extruder to make additions to thrown pots, as well as pieces where the extrusions themselves become the pots.
B
3:00
Kris Cummings
Will demonstrate transferring toner copies of images on leather hard clay, for dishes and sculpture decoration.
C
3:00
Myra Douglass
Will demonstrate using the potter’s wheel to create her fluid, altered work. She will wrap up by resolving the pieces using hand and water carving.
A
3:30
Cecy Holcomb
Will demonstrate how to throw simple forms using the potter’s wheel then altering the forms. She will share her glazing process.
B
3:30
Kristen Van Patten
Will be demonstrating throwing and trimming techniques for a mug, as well as the fabrication and attachment of an extruded handle. Also covering surface design techniques.
D

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