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City of Newberry, SC, Offers Second Annual SC Clay Conference – Feb. 26-28, 2016

November 7, 2015

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The second annual South Carolina Clay Conference takes place on Feb. 26, 27 and 28, 2016, in Newberry, SC, It promises to bring together the growing community of SC potters, clay artists, students and teachers for three days of amazing presentations, pertinent conversation, and instructive demonstrations all while meeting three remarkable presenters. Michael Sherrill, Glenda E. Guion and Bill Griffith join together to demonstrate, discuss and share the techniques and inspirations that creates the personal work they, and others, do today.

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“Moving Clay Forward-Making Clay Personal” is the theme of the 2016 SCCC. Michael Sherrill and Glenda Guion will be on stage Friday and Saturday demonstrating the unique techniques each uses and has created over their careers in clay. Wheel demonstrations as well as handbuilding, extruding and finishing techniques are on the agenda. Participants will be able to interact with the presenters and engage in discussion on how each artists works to discover their personal language through clay.
Sunday, Bill Griffith offers an inspiring and thought awakening presentation on how various artists and potters have made their clay speak their own language. In fact, it was thorough conversations with Bill that this year’s theme “Making Clay Personal” was born.

The SCCC organizers, their attendees and presenters are creating a stronger and more connected clay community in SC. “Moving Clay Forward –Making Clay Personal” is three days of meeting other potters and sculptors, learning about clay organizations around SC, gathering an immense amount of information and inspiration from the presenters and each other as well as having a wonderful time to mingle and socialize with everyone attending. There may even be a little dancing!

For additional information visit (www.southcarolinaclayconference.com). There you will find links to the Eventbrite registration page, general information, as well as presenter bios. Registration is now open and space is limited.

Editor’s Note: Even if you’re not interested in this event and you are a clay artist, potter, or use clay in the creation of art and living in South Carolina, you may want to contact the folks in Newberry and give them your contact info. They are trying to build a data base of clay artists in SC.

Celebrate Clay at the South Carolina Clay Conference in Newberry, SC – Feb. 27-Mar. 1, 2015

February 14, 2015

Attention potters and pottery lovers!

There is something new and exciting in South Carolina – the 1st Annual South Carolina Clay Conference – Moving Clay Forward. The conference is sponsored by the City of Newberry PRT and will be held on Feb. 27 & 28 and Mar. 1, 2015 at the Newberry Arts Center in historic downtown Newberry, SC.

For this first SCCC, art program and conference organizer Marquerite F. Palmer has brought together presenters Sue Grier from Asheville, NC and Mike Vatalaro from Greenville, SC. With many years experience each, both potters will demonstrate their talents and techniques during the conference. The overriding theme for this year is Altered Vessels. Also during the weekend, the presenters will have their work for sale along with pieces from the conference attendees. The pottery sale will be open to the public on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27 & 28. The Newberry Arts Center is located at 1107 College St., Newberry, SC 29108.

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Work by Sue Grier

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Work by Mike Vatalaro

Modeled after well-known clay conferences in North Carolina and Alabama, the conference will allow for presenters and attendees to be immersed in conversation on ‘all things clay’. Included will be a Friday evening reception and Saturday evening BBQ. Sunday morning, the conference will close with an informative lecture on a clay related topic. Professionals, educators, amateurs and students can all enjoy the creative atmosphere which this type of intimate gathering promotes.

Of the conference, Palmer says ”The City of Newberry Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department has put forth great efforts to create an art center that educates and nurtures the community and surrounding areas with visual art experiences for all ages. Newberry Arts Center – NAC – is thrilled to be hosting the first South Carolina Clay Conference. Instruction in pottery is a large part of our center.  Newberry Arts Center is excited to be bringing clay artists together from all over South Carolina and beyond to help build a stronger clay community and move clay forward in South Carolina.”

The cost of attending the conference is $225 and some meals are included – the complete schedule should be firmed soon. The organizers have set up a block of rooms at the Hampton Inn in downtown Newberry with a double room at $89 a night including continental breakfast.

For more information and registration details, contact: Marquerite Palmer, Art Program Coordinator, at 803/321- 1015 or e-mail to (mpalmer@cityofnewberry.com).

Celebrate Clay at the South Carolina Clay Conference in Newberry, SC – Feb. 27-Mar. 1, 2015

January 23, 2015

Attention potters and pottery lovers!

There is something new and exciting in South Carolina – the 1st Annual South Carolina Clay Conference – Moving Clay Forward. The conference is sponsored by the City of Newberry PRT and will be held on Feb. 27 & 28 and Mar. 1, 2015 at the Newberry Arts Center in historic downtown Newberry, SC.

For this first SCCC, art program and conference organizer Marquerite F. Palmer has brought together presenters Sue Grier from Asheville, NC and Mike Vatalaro from Greenville, SC. With many years experience each, both potters will demonstrate their talents and techniques during the conference. The overriding theme for this year is Altered Vessels. Also during the weekend, the presenters will have their work for sale along with pieces from the conference attendees. The pottery sale will be open to the public on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27 & 28. The Newberry Arts Center is located at 1107 College St., Newberry, SC 29108.

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Work by Sue Grier

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Work by Mike Vatalaro

Modeled after well-known clay conferences in North Carolina and Alabama, the conference will allow for presenters and attendees to be immersed in conversation on ‘all things clay’. Included will be a Friday evening reception and Saturday evening BBQ. Sunday morning, the conference will close with an informative lecture on a clay related topic. Professionals, educators, amateurs and students can all enjoy the creative atmosphere which this type of intimate gathering promotes.

Of the conference, Palmer says ”The City of Newberry Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department has put forth great efforts to create an art center that educates and nurtures the community and surrounding areas with visual art experiences for all ages. Newberry Arts Center – NAC – is thrilled to be hosting the first South Carolina Clay Conference. Instruction in pottery is a large part of our center.  Newberry Arts Center is excited to be bringing clay artists together from all over South Carolina and beyond to help build a stronger clay community and move clay forward in South Carolina.”

The cost of attending the conference is $225 and some meals are included – the complete schedule should be firmed soon. The organizers have set up a block of rooms at the Hampton Inn in downtown Newberry with a double room at $89 a night including continental breakfast.

For more information and registration details, contact: Marquerite Palmer, Art Program Coordinator, at 803/321- 1015 or e-mail to (mpalmer@cityofnewberry.com).