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alabama clay conference--yunomis

updated mon 12 feb 01


CHRISTOPHE GREENMAN on sun 11 feb 01

The students of Continuing Education pottery class at Alabama State Univ. =
have just completed 300 yunomis for "givaways" during the alabama clay =
conf. All were glazed in shino and about 175 were just fired--good carbon =
trapping and a good experiment for our updraft kiln--showed us where the =
best carbon trapping occurs. It was also a good chance for all students to =
hone their throwing skills--just like playing scales.

The Alabama Clay Conference will be held this Spring at Alabama State =
University on the weekend of February 22-25. Featured will be Susan =
Peterson of Carefree, Arizona noted author of The Craft and The Art of =
Clay; Shoji Hamada, and a recent book on Jun Kaneko. Susan Stephenson, =
Professor of Art (retired), from Eastern Michigan University, and Paula =
Winokur, Professor of Art at Beaver College, Pennsylvania will share their =
work and knowledge of claying. Stephen Rolfe Powell of Kentucky will give =
a curators' talk about the show Millenium Glass: An International Survey =
of Contemporary Glass, Clifton Pearson of Stilman College and Charles =
Smith of Mobile will demonstrate and discuss their clay techniques and =
talk about their work. Related exhibitions and other activities are =
planned in relation to the conference. We will have an exhibit of =
conference participants works and there will be the traditional mug =
exchange. Call Georgine Clark 334.242.4076 x250 or Christopher Greenman, =
Assistant Professor of Art, Alabama State University 334.229.6966 for more =

Other information:

Coinciding with the conference will be:

Suface design workshop for fiber artists with Toni Tully of Birmingham. =
Friday and Saturday

and a Wood workshop with Alfred Sharp who makes museum quality one of a =
kind furniture. Friday only.

Professional Development and Craft Marketing with Carol Sedestrm Ross, =
Director of Marketing for George Little Management. Sunday only.

Conference Hotel is:

Ramada Inn-- right down the street very close to ASU
924 Madison


Or try your luck at:
Embassy Suites Hotels=20
Downtown Montgomery--- close

Days Inn
2625 Zelda Road=20
one exit away--close

Hope to see many of you here....

Christopher Greenman
Assistant Professor of Art
Alabama State University
Montgomery, AL