2014 American Pottery Festival: Workshop Schedule

In 2014, NCC continues our tradition of offering pre-festival workshops and weekend lectures, demonstrations, and panels with select artists. Many of the invited artists travel to NCC for the festival, where they present an artist talk, demonstration, or workshop. They might discuss a signature form, or process, or research interest, or lead you through a hands-on project.  >>Buy Tickets Now

Pre-Festival Workshops

Thursday, September 11

Forrest Lesch-Middelton
Thursday, September 11, 10 am – 4 pm

Forrest’s work ranges from complex vessels to intricate tile murals, many featuring image transfer designs inspired by nature. In this one-day workshop, the artist will discuss his approach to making, as well as teach the image transfer process. NCC will provide leatherhard pieces for practice and all required materials. You may choose to bring any favorite tools, but be sure to bring a notebook and a sense of adventure. Presented in partnership with the Handmade Tile Association.

$100 / $90 for NCC Members*, Tile Association Members, students, and educators.  >>Buy Now

Friday, September 12

Ron Meyers
Friday, September 12, 9:30 – 11:30 am

Perennial favorite Ron Meyers takes the stage on Friday morning for a demonstration of his gestural techniques, both on and off the pottery wheel.  $40 / $35 for NCC Members*, students, and educators >>Buy Now
Sue Tirrell Friday, September 12, 12 – 3 pm
Sue Tirrell will lead us through the animal kingdom with her bright, sgraffito designs. Hear about Sue’s process and experiment on some pieces of your own. All materials will be provided; bring any favorite carving or texture tools. Demonstration and hands-on workshop. Presented in partnership with Minnesota Women Ceramic Artists (MNWCA). $60 / $50 for NCC Members*, MNWCA Members, students and educators >>Buy Now

After Friday's workshops, please join us for the APF Opening Night Benefit Sale and Party of the Year ($25) >>Buy Now

5 – 6 pm NCC Member Preview Hour. Visit www.northernclaycenter.org/Support to become a member.
6 – 9 pm General Admissions

Weekend Workshops

Saturday, September 13

10:00 am – 5 pm Artist Workshops ($50 / $45 NCC Members, students and educators)* >>Buy Now
10 – 11:30 am Contemporary Wood-fire, Discussion and Demonstration with Perry Haas and Lindsay Oesterritter
 noon - 1 pm Form Follows Fashion, Demonstration by Peter Pincus
1:15 – 2:15 pm Business Models for Promotion and Sales, Panel with Sunshine Cobb, Forrest Lesch-Middelton, and Dan Finnegan
2:15 – 4 pm Meet and Mingle, Grab a cup of coffee at NCC and visit with the Artists on the sales floor
4 – 5 pm The Arts and Crafts Era and Modernist Ceramics, Lecture by Margaret Bohls

Sunday, September 14

10:15 am – 2 pm Artist Workshops ($30 / $25 NCC Members, Students and Educators)* >>Buy Now
9:30 – 10:30 am Ron Meyers:  A retrospective slideshow
10:45 am – noon Demonstration by Brett Freund
12:30 – 2 pm Closing Lecture and Demonstration with Beth Lo Culture and Family: How pottery, sculpture and drawing work together in finding a personal visual language


Artist Slide Talk Schedule

Saturday, September 13

  Admission is included with your $5 donation at the door.  
10:00 am Ernest Miller
11:00 am Alex Watson
12:00 pm Bryan Hopkins
1:00 pm Mike Helke
2:00 pm Theo Uliano
3:00 pm Betsy Williams

Sunday, September 14

  Admission is included with your $5 donation at the door.  
10:30 am Kari Smith
11:00 am Ernest Gentry
11:30 am Steven Godfrey

*NCC Members can take their discount online.  Other constituencies should call or stop in.
All workshops and events held at Norther Clay Center, 2424 Franklin Ave E, Minneapolis, MN 55406.
Please contact the sales gallery with any questions, or for assistance with travel or accomodations at 612.339.8007 x300 or karenmcpherson@northernclaycenter.org.

ing Night  / Benefit Sale and Party
5 - 6 pm Members Only Preview Hour
6 - 9 pm General Admission
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Saturday, September 13 
APF Benefit Sale and Select Artist Slide Talks
9:30 am - 5 pm
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Slide talk schedule
10 am—Ernest Miller
11 am—Alex Watson
12 pm—Bryan Hopkins
1 pm—Mike Helke
2pm—Theo Uliano
3 pm—Betsy Williams


Sunday, September 14
APF Benefit Sale and Select Artist Slide Talks
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Slide talk schedule
10:30 am—Kari Smith
11 am—Ernest Gentry
11:30 am—Steven Godfrey