Attend the Clay Conference Gallery REceptions, Friday 5:00-7pm and saturday evening after party, 7:30pm-1:00 aM. with food and Live Music!

Again this year, THREE venues will be hosting receptions, with "Light" snacks on the Thursday and hors d’oeuvres on Friday and the Mug Exchange and After Party at Brother’s Bar in Downtown Jacksonville on the Square!
Supper (before, during, or after) will be on your own.

Download a PDF map and directions here.

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Around town, you'll find several dining options available within a short distance of JSU. No trip to Northeast Alabama would be complete without barbecue, and Cooter Brown's rib shack has the best around! Other local favorites include: Effina's Tuscan Grill , Jefferson's and Wise Guy's Pizzeria


Alabama Clay Market Opening Reception

February 21-24, 2019


Your chance to have first pick of work from ceramic artists invited throughout the state of Alabama. The vendors will be open for business also!


2018 Alabama Clay Conference Presenters exhibition

FEbruary 21- 24, 2019
Reception: Friday, 2/22 5-7pm

Hammond Hall Drawing Studio
700 Pelham Rd. North
Jacksonville. AL 36265

This exhibit features the work of Richard Burkett, Liz Zlot Summerfield, Julia Galloway, and Lisa Clague, the four Presenters at this year's 34th Annual Alabama Clay Conference.


Atmosphere: Soda Fired Ceramics national Invitational
February 1-24, 2018
REception: FRiday 2/22, 5-7pm

Hammond Gallery, Hammond Hall

Jacksonville State University

700 Pelham Rd North

Jacksonville, AL 36265

This national invitational exhibition features work that shows off the many surface variations inherent to ceramics fired in a soda kiln.

Artists Exhibiting in Atmosphere

Mike Jabbur (VA) Mark Rigsby (MS) Nolan Baumgartner Stuart Gair (MT)
 Brad Schwieger (OH)     Jesse Jones (OR) Kenyon Hanson. Lora Rust (GA).
Matthew Schieman (FL). Linda McFarling (NC) Seth Rainville (MA). Steve Loucks (AL)
Katie Fee   (FL).


Branching out

February 1- February 24, 2019
Reception: Friday 2/22 5:00-7pm

Roundhouse Gallery
Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Rd. North
Jacksonville, AL 36265


This exhibition will feature a diversity of work by ceramic artists from bordering states and the Southeast region, many of whom have been long time supporters and participants of the Alabama Clay Conference.

Kirsten Single (GA). Ian Childers (MS) Sebastian Moh (KY). Meaghan Gates (FL)
Darien Johnson (GA). Micah Cain (GA). Alexandra Kraft (GA). Stacey Johnson (MS)

Mark Issenberg (GA). Rick Berman (GA). Robert Long (MS). Dennis Ritter (GA)

Glenn Dair (GA). Wesley Harvey (GA). Allen Chen (MS). Dana C. Tupa (FL)

Tiffany Leach (FL). John Gargano (LA). William DePauw (LA)


Annual Alabama Professor Student Exhibition
February 22-24, 2019
Reception: Friday 2/22 5:00-7pm

Hammond Hall Student Gallery

Jacksonville State University

700 Pelham Rd. North

Jacksonville, AL 36365

This annual exhibition features Professors from several Alabama Colleges and Universities that have ceramics programs. Each ceramic faculty from these institutions chooses one current student from their program to exhibit with their work.

In 2019 the exhibition will feature work from: Auburn Montgomery, University of Montevallo, Jacksonville State University, Huntington College, University of South Alabama, Auburn University, University of North Alabama, Troy University, Alabama State University, University of Alabama



February 21 - February 24, 2019
Reception: Thursday, 2/21 5-7pm

Leone Cole Auditorium
Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Rd. North
Jacksonville. AL 36265

Participant Exhibition - That means YOU!
Be a showoff and bring one special work of ceramic art you have created in the past year. We all want to see what everyone else is creating. Vote for your favorite piece, and that person will win free admission to the Alabama Clay Conference in 2020!