Alabama Clay Conference

32nd Alabama Clay Conference
February 16-19, 2017
Birmingham, Alabama

The 32nd Annual Alabama Clay Conference (ALCC 2017) will be held at the Historic Boutwell Auditorium in Birmingham, Alabama, Friday, February 16th through Sunday, February 19th, with an optional Clay Market reception the evening of Thursday, February 16th.

This year's conference will feature the following accomplished demonstrating artists.

Ken Baskin, - Currently from Lake Charles, Louisiana, Ken is a hand-builder of forms influenced by 20th century industrial technology

Tony Clennell - Tony is a second-generation potter from Canada who is known for his adventurous and playful handling of functional forms.

Cheryl Tall - A figurative ceramic sculptor from California, Cheryl creates coil-built, mythical, and narrative sculptures.

The Alabama Clay Conference 2017 will be held in cooperation with the Birmingham Museum of Art's 3rd Bunting Ceramics Symposium, which focuses, biennially, on the ceramic arts. The 2017 Bunting Symposium theme, Communities of Clay: Ceramic Enterprises, Past and Present will explore diverse “communities of clay on a global level.

From Native American cultures of the Southwest to potters in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, these artists have become known for distinctive wares reflecting past artistic traditions while simultaneously spurring current economic revival. The symposium will explore ceramic practices in a broad array of historical and geographical contexts. For more information, look here.

The 2017 Alabama Clay Conference will extend and expand the Birmingham Museum of Arts' offerings with a wide array of other ways to engage participants.

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The Alabama Clay Conference is sponsored by the Alabama State Council on the Arts, the Alabama Craft Council, the Potters Council, Alabama Power, Good People Brewery, and various vendors.

The Vendor sponsors are: Olympic Kilns, Mid-South Ceramic Supply Company, Mecca Tools, and Seger's Pottery Tools

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