Women Working with Clay Symposium


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Save the Dates: June 13 – 16, 2022

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June 7 – 10, 2021

10 Years of Telling the Story: Women Supporting Women

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, 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.

We will come together virtually June 7 – 10, 2021 to celebrate our history and the amazing women artists who have been a part of the symposium. Through a mix of live and recorded content, you’ll hear from over 40 ceramic artists on topics including mentorship, social justice, and apprenticeships. You’ll participate in a virtual museum exhibition and social, showcasing the work of all of our past presenters, as well as join in a conversation with three of those presenters.

We will share stories of struggles, joys, and support. We’ll consider how the events of 2020 impacted our lives and work, and how the challenges continue in 2021. And we will look forward and introduce our presenters for 2022.

Codirectors: Donna Polseno and Dara Hartman



10 Years of Telling the Story: Exhibition

Everyone registered for the Symposium will receive a copy of the Women Working with Clay: Ten Years of Telling the Story exhibition catalogue.

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