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BGSU Ceramics Symposium Day 2

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In hindsight, there is much lost in traveling from symposium to conference. I really wanted to wrap up the Bowling Green gig while all of the juices were flowing and the memory as crisp as the Detroit winds, but I guess I didn't spend enough time in the airport! [hallelujah!!] But here are a few pictures from the second day of the Ceramic Symposium at BGSU last week.

"let's stop talking for a moment and try to finish these!"

Gerit's girl on a horse finished

foot detail

photo: Gerit Grimm

practically finished

There's never enough time to do all the things I want to do in two days, but Gerit and I had some amazing convo and made some cool stuff. 

Bill B prepping for his lecture.  Ahh, Heisenberg!

One of my all time favorite potters, Bill Brouillard, came on Friday top show some of his pots and lectured on his long and diverse career as a potter and teacher. 

Here is the gang at the end of the line.

Zimra Beiner, moi, Gerit, Bill, Clay Leonard

Thanks to Clay Leonard (@ClayCeramics on Twitter) and Zimra Beiner for organizing the symposium and everyone who came to the event, and especially those that helped wedge the clay and mix the slips! 

Scenes from July Clay Club

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fun times

Had a nice turnout for the monthly NC Clay Club meeting. Great to see my potter/neighbors. Had a big Madison County turnout, too! Heading that way to help Alex build his kiln tomorrow. I'll take the camera!

Thanks for bringing all the good food and good times, you all.
i deco-rotated a couple of pots
and a tree grew outta my head

Crabtree Creek This Saturday

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I'll be doing some deco demo at the Crabtree Creek Art and Floral Gallery in Micaville this coming Saturday! Come on out if you're in the neighborhood. There will be refreshments and me (possibly in costume) sitting there painting pots and telling all of my secrets! Or if you have some bisqueware you need painted, I'm your man. My rates are reasonable!


More From the Haywood Gig

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I managed to take a picture from my vantage point, sorry I didn't get everyone in the picture.

Joy Tanner product placement

I wanted to post a few more pictures from the Haywood Community College workshop of the past day and a half. The students were great. They asked great questions and most of them managed to stay awake during my elliptical discussions! My only regrets are that I didn't take more pictures of their pots or their fine studio. Haywood is just about an hour and a half from the Penland area, so it's not far to drop in for a visit. It would be great to get down there to report for the blog.

So, here are a few pictures to get a sense of the workshop and and a chance to see the new whiskers I'm sporting!

wax resisting

group "brushplay"

Thanks to Steve Lloyd for the invitation to show what I do and test out some of my "theories". And thanks for taking the pics, Steve!