Alabama Clay Conference

The 30th Alabama Clay Conference – February 26-28, 2015 in Birmingham

Clay @ Play: Irony, Humor, & Whimsy in the Ceramic Arts

The Alabama Craft Council is pleased to announce the 30th Alabama Clay Conference – ALCC 30 to be held in Birmingham February 26-28, 2015 at the Historic Boutwell Auditorium. Our ALCC 30 presenters are Nick Joerling from Penland, North Carolina, Peter Rose from Knoxville, Tennessee, and Patti Warashina from Seattle, Washington.

ALCC 30 is being held in conjunction with the 2nd Bunting Ceramics Symposium at the Birmingham Museum of Art including ceramic artist Kathy Butterly, Birmingham clay artist Frank Fleming and speakers Professor Glen R. Brown, Gail Andrews, Dr. Don Wood, and Dr. Graham Boettcher, Rob Hunter, Ellen Denker, and Joey Brackner. For more information about the Ceramic Symposium contact: Anne Forschler or Emily Hanna.

The Alabama Clay Conference – ALCC 30 is sponsored by the Alabama Craft Council with partial funding from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Additional support provided by the Birmingham Museum of Art, Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau, Olympic Kilns, Potters Council, SHIMPO Ceramics, and Royal Cup Coffee.

If you need more information, contact.

Paula Reynolds
ACC & ALCC 30 Director
Birmingham, Alabama
205-999-1698

(Alabama Craft Counsil

Important Announcements

Conference Hotel almost sold out!

Contact our Tutwiler Sales Manager Roxanne Osborne to make reservations. Roxanne’s Direct Number: 205-439-9105

Plenty of Rooms are still available at *Springhill Suites
. Springhill includes *free parking & complimentary shuttle service


Clay Market & Pottery Sale

All conference attendees are invited to participate in the Clay Market & Pottery Sale! *This was listed as Attendee Exhibit & Sale in the Conference Overview. 



Tables will be in the lobby of the Boutwell. The space on the tables are shared and limited to a few pieces per artist. Artists may store additional works for sale under the tables. Sales plus 10% for sales tax and less a $3.00 bank processing fee, no other commission will be assessed this year. This is an inclusive event. All attendees encouraged to participate. Sales will be handled by conference staff. Hosting this event on-site in the lobby makes it accessible to attendees and the public.


K12 Art Educators Workshop

@ Birmingham Museum of Art's Studio Classroom

Mike Lalone ~ John C Campbell Folk School 


"Mike's Ridiculously Easy Success for the Clay Classroom"

Quick studies of Figure/Torso or Head/Bust


Sunday, March 1st, 9:00-12:00 noon


*Limited to 25 Participants

Register directly with the Birmingham Museum of Art

Kristen Greenwood 205-254-2856

Suzy Harris 205-254-2668