Women Working with Clay Symposium

Save the dates: June 12 – 15, 2017

Details to follow.

June 13-16, 2016

Here’s a look at one of last year’s many outstanding presentations.


This symposium explores the connections of the long history of women in cultures all over the world as vessel makers, artists and artisans. Included are lectures, small group discussions on various topics and demonstrations featuring figurative sculpture, making pottery on the wheel, altering thrown pots, hand building sculptural vessels, as well as decorative, glaze, and finishing techniques.

Presenters: Syd Carpenter, Michelle Erickson, Liz Quackenbush, and Tara Wilson
Keynote Speaker: Louise Cort
Closing Speaker: Silvie Granatelli
Director: Donna Polseno

What You’ll Learn

From Inspiration and Ideas to the Actual Making and Finishing
  • New techniques from faculty who have extensive experience and training in the field
  • Interact closely with faculty and peers to exchange ideas, tips, and expand your network of like-minded artists.
  • View faculty works on exhibition in the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, including Donna Polseno and Silvie Granatelli.

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