Alabama Clay Conference

Schedule of Events

32nd Alabama Clay Conference 2017 in Conjunction with the 2017 Birmingham Museum of Art’s Bunting Biennial Ceramics Symposium.

Alabama Clay Conference and Bunting Ceramics Symposium Schedules

Thursday February 16

Time Event Location
5:00-7:00 Opening and Celebration of the Artist’s Market Boutwell Auditorium

Friday February 17

Vendors, Trade Show, Artists’ market

Time Event Location
7:45-8:45 Registration and Check-in Boutwell Auditorium
8:45-9:00 Welcome and announcements Boutwell Auditorium
9:00-12:00 Artist demonstrations Ken Baskin, Cheryl Tall, Tony Clennell Boutwell Auditorium
12:00-1:00 Lunch Boutwell Auditorium
1:00-5:00 Artist demonstrations Ken Baskin, Cheryl Tall, Tony Clennell Boutwell Auditorium
5:00-6:00 Possible professional development workshop or panel discussion sponsored by Alabama Crafts Council TBA
6:00 BMA Bunting Ceramics Symposium Lecture with Susan Folwell. Birmingham Museum of Art
7:00 BMA Bunting Ceramics Symposium Reception- Heavy Hors d’oeuvres Birmingham Museum of Art

Saturday, February 18

Time Event Location
9:00- 5:00 Registration and Check-in at Boutwell Auditorium; VendorTrade Show; Artist’s Market; Coffee Boutwell Auditorium
9:00-12:00 Artist demonstrations Ken Baskin, Cheryl Tall, Tony Clennell Boutwell Auditorium Stage
9:00 Bunting Ceramic Symposium Opening Remarks by Emily Hanna Birmingham Museum of Art Auditorium
9:15 Ali Istalifi Artist Talk Birmingham Museum of Art Auditorium
10:30 Bruce Bernstein, Native American Pottery Lecture Birmingham Museum of Art Auditorium
11:15 Chris Kelly,
Echizen Pottery Lecture
Birmingham Museum of Art Auditorium
12:00-1:00 Lunch Boutwell Auditorium
1:00-5:00 Artist demonstrations Ken Baskin, Cheryl Tall, Tony Clennell Boutwell Auditorium
1:30 Brenda Hornsby Heindl Lecture. New Frontiers: Backcountry Communities of Clay for Free and Enslaved People of Color Birmingham Museum of Art Auditorium
2:15 Anne Forschler-Tarrasch European Ceramics Lecture. Birmingham Museum of Art Auditorium
3:00 Bunting Ceramics Symposium Closing Remarks Birmingham Museum of Art Auditorium
4:00 Vendors Closed Boutwell Auditorium
5:00-5:30 CERF Raffle; Announcements Boutwell Auditorium
5:30 Clay Market Closes Boutwell Auditorium
5:30-8:00 Exhibition Reception Location TBA
8:00-11:00 After Party and Mug Exchange Good People Brewery
114 14th Street South

Sunday, February 19

Hands-on Workshops are Open for All - $15 each

Time Event Location
9-10:30 K-12 Educators’ Clay Forum and tour of BMA Birmingham Museum of Art Conference Room and Museum galleries
9-10:30 Sculpture workshop with Cheryl Tall Birmingham Museum of Art Education Studios
9-10:30 Hand building and beyond Workshop with Ken Baskin Birmingham Museum of Art Education Studios
9-10:30 Throwing workshop with Tony Clennell MakeBHM
9-10:30 Using silk screen; computer printers and transfers to create Imagery on Clay; Tony and Rachel Wright MakeBHM
11:00-12:30 Sculpture workshop with Cheryl Tall Birmingham Museum of Art Education Studios
11:00-12:30 Hand building and beyond Workshop with Ken Baskin Birmingham Museum of Art Education Studios
11:00-12:30 Throwing workshop with Tony Clennell MakeBHM
11:00-12:30 Using silk screen; computer printers and transfers to create Imagery on Clay Tony and Rachel Wright MakeBHM