Women Working with Clay Symposium


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Unfortunately, due to the stay-at-home order enacted in Virginia through June 10, the Women Working with Clay Symposium has been cancelled for June 2020. As you can imagine, we are disappointed, but everyone’s well-being is our greatest priority. While we cannot gather this summer, we have confirmed that all but one of our presenters can come next summer! We look forward to celebrating 10 years with all of you – June 14 – 17, 2021!

June 14 – 17, 2021

Celebrating 10 Years

Founded in 2011, this symposium was created to honor the great accomplishments of women ceramic artists today. The objective of the symposium is to create an environment that is full of ideas, images, demonstrations, artwork, and discussions.

It is intended as a place for learning and inspiration. It is a place for everyone to share stories of struggles and successes. It is a place to see where we stand in the present, to better understand our past and to support each other in our future.

Presenters: Margaret Bohls, Debra Fritts, Christine Golden, Lorna Meaden
Keynote Speaker: Cary Esser
Endnote Speaker: Donna Polseno
Director: Donna Polseno
Assistant Director: Dara Hartman

What You’ll Learn

From Inspiration and Ideas to the Actual Making and Finishing
  • Slide talks by the demonstrating artists
  • Engage with the demonstrating artists while they make their work
  • Artists exhibition in the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum
  • Play with Clay Social
  • Attendee and Assistant Images presentation
  • Small Object Exchange

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