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conference in south carolina

updated sun 11 jun 06


Douglas Gray on sat 10 jun 06

Hello Folks,

We have an exciting event planned for the folks in and around South
Carolina this summer. Folks from farther flung reaches are always
welcomed too. Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina
will be hosting a Ceramic Surface Design Symposium the last Thursday,
Friday and Saturday in July (27-29).

Presenters include Mel Jacobson, David Hendley, Rikki Gill, Stephani
Stephenson, Tari and Sasha Federer, Kurt Wild, Virginia Scotchie, Dannon
Rhudy, Dave Finkilnberg, Jim Connell and myself. Topics for the
symposium cover surface design techniques applicable at any stage of the
ceramic process, from wet from the bucket to the cooling of the kiln.
Demonstrators will be producing and glazing pottery, sculpture, and
tiles. So I hope there will be something of interest for everyone. We
have also scheduled a pots swap for the last evening, so everyone bring
a piece too trade.

A mailing will go out to all Potters Council Members and advertisements
are running in Ceramics Monthly, but you can get more information about
the conference (and register too) on line at the Potters Council web
site. Go to and click on the
2006 Potters Council Regional Workshop Series icon. Then, click on the
Southern Fried Ceramic Surface Symposium link. You'll be taken to our
dear Miss Dixie who has information and registration options just served
up and waiting for you. It's that easy.

The cost of the symposium $200 for Potters Council Members and and $235
for non-members if you register by July 15.

So, if you've got a rumble in your belly and hunger for a hardy helping
of ceramic surface techniques, with fresh approaches and skilled
artisans from the Carolinas and the rest of the country too, then come
on over and check out the Southern Fried Ceramic Surfaces Symposium. Our
hostess, Miss Dixie, has put on a good spread and she serves all types,
potters, sculptors and you glaze fanatics too. Check out the menu and
prepare your order. We might just be serving up what you're hankerin'
for. One word of caution though, the kitchen's hot, the tea is sweet,
and the conversation goes on and on.

Join us for the Southern Fried Ceramics Symposium July 27-29, 2006 at
Francis Marion University in Florence, SC. Florence rests at the
intersection of I-95 and I-20.

For more information contact Danielle McIntosh
at the Potters
Council of the American Ceramics Society. She can be reached at
or 614-794-5827.

Or you can always drop me a line too at or 843-661-1535

Hope to see you there.