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Clay Week Open Studio (CWOS) is an international event that celebrates clay, community and creativity. Join us on the weekend of October 9 - 11, 2020 for a celebration of clay around the world! To keep this years open studio safe for all participants we encourage you to move your events to an online format. Virtual demonstrations, lectures, and online sales are just a few ways you can engage your community through Clay Week Open Studios. If you choose to do an online sale we request that you donate 10% of your sales to a charity of your choice.
Register above and enter your event into our database. Make sure to include an image with your registration to help is advertise your event. To keep up with us on social media follow @clayweek on Instagram.
Need inspiration for your event?
Consider of the following ideas to engage your community!
1. Host a digital studio visit to show your community your space and what you are working on.
2. Host a Clay Olympics on Instagram live to energize your local clay community.
3. Host an online sale and donate 10% of the money to a local charity.
4. Put on a virtual demonstration on Instagram or Facebook for the public to see clay artists in action.
5. Post a video to Youtube teaching a technique that you use regularly in your studio.
Spruce Pine Potters Market
October 10 and 11th
Our sale is a unique gathering of western North Carolina's outstanding ceramic artists, representing a wide range of aesthetic and stylistic interpretations. Our 2020 show will be held ONLINE for the first time!
LIVE online October 10 at 10am.
Each participating artist has their own online shop, and their work will be available at that time!
Barbara Glynn Prodaniuk
October 9,10 &11
Join me for an online sale of functional and sculptural pottery. The sale features tableware, such as plates, bowls, and cups, along with sculptural pieces. 10% of all sales go to Mountain Area Preservation. To find out more visit https://www.mountainareapreservation.org
Annette ten Cate
Sunday, October 11, 2pm
I hope you can join me for an Instagram Live video on Sunday, October 11th at 2 pm. I will share the ways I have worked to improve my basement studio space and also show some of my sculptural ceramic work.
Rat city studio
October 1- 29
This is the 3rd annual exhibition of our communities cups! We will display the diversity of work happening in the area and people creating.
Lorie Marsh Ceramics
From October 5-11,10% of proceeds from sales in my shop (50% if the piece has bees on it) will go to The Honeybee Conservancy; US shipping is free. I will be hosting a studio visit and throwing demo on Instagram Live on October 10 at 4 pm EST.
Turtle Island Pottery Maggie Jones
October 10-12 2020
Visit my website for an online sale with links to my forming process in stoneware clay. Altering wheelwork with inspiration from antique pottery is my favorite. 10% of sales will be given to Manna Foodbank in Asheville, NC. I am sorry USA sales, lower 48 only.
Welcome to my little studio in northern Colorado. I am so happy to share with you a demonstration of my hemp clay weaving and other handbuilding techniques. It will be happening on Friday October 9th at 11am Mountain Time.
Join me October 11th at 10am Pacific, on facebook live, (https://www.facebook.com/bronwyn.arundel) for a tour of my teaching studio and gallery. Chat a bit about how community studios like mine are managing shared spaces during the pandemic. Stay to see me demo my large thrown and altered bird vases. They are a hoot! Demo will be available on YouTube Oct 14th
Sue McLeod Ceramics
Oct 10 @ 10am PDT
Join me in my home studio via Instagram Live on Sat, Oct 10 @ 10am PDT.
How do you know how much water to add to your glazes? The answer is to measure specific gravity. I'll be giving a live demo of how to measure the specific gravity of your glazes, using a scale and graduated cylinder. Measuring specific gravity is a way to keep your glaze's water content consistent so that your application and glaze results will also be consistent from firing to firing. See you then!
October 9th - 11th
Join me on Instagram, where I'll be posting some of my latest work for sale! This will include cups, mugs, and bowls. 10% of all sales go to Clay Siblings. To find out more visit www.claysiblingsproject.org.
Clay Arts Vegas
On line handbuilding Friday from 3 till 5:30 pst from wonderful Las Vegas. Join Peter Jakubowski as he takes you through a project. Projects are designed to use minimal tools. This week will be a pinched decorative gravy boat Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a link. Normally class is $12 but for Clay Week the class will be free
October 11, 2020
I want to walk you through some of the work I've been creating around family, memory, migration and archive, and have you "Come Up To My Room" at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto where in January 2020 I curated a solo exhibition of my healing journey through clay, called Body Within. Join me in my home studio in Toronto, Canada to see what's been brewing over the summer and cooking in the fall! 1. Heidi's Identity and Indentureship Series Work (6:34 min)
2. Heidi's Studio Tour 2020 (7:07 min)
3.aHeidi's Come Up to My Room Studio Preview (1:15 min)
(which is about the process of making new work FOR Body Within so I would run it adjacent to the Body Within Artist Exhibition Talk)
3 b.Body Within Artist Exhibition Talk (16:51 min)
Gracia I. Gómez
Join me on Instagram Live this Sunday October 11, 1 PM East for a virtual studio tour and talk about CLAY Voices the project on Instagram I created as a response to COVID restrictions for ceramic artists.
October 11, 12, 13
I'll be doing an Instagram Live sometime during the weekend to show you around the studio. From Instagram you can connect to my online shop (swinkshop.com). From my website you can connect to a video introducing my studio and my work. Locals are welcome to visit the studio by appointment.
Elaine Brewer-White Ceramics
Elaine Brewer-White welcomes everyone to her open studio to see her one-of-a-kind ceramic sculpture and functional work.
Indoor and outdoor displays as well as sculpture demonstrations.
Miki Shim Rutter Ceramics
Ceramics is a touch and feel kind of purchase. Stop by my home studio to get an early head start on your holiday gift ideas or a special addition to your home.
Appointments for private showing are accepted. Email me at email@example.com
Parking available on Crestview.
Non-contact payment methods offered.
2 pm PST Friday October 9, 2020
Join ceramic sculptor Bev Ellis instagram live interviewing Debra Frances about connecting with many artists to create unique ceramic books in her Stone Diary Projects, and on their new collaborative venture.
The practice of ceramics and bookbinding both share the idea of containment, functional objects often serving in sacred ways.
The Potter's Studio & Gallery
Oct 6, 7, 8, 9
Hi there, nice to meet you! My name is Karen and I look forward to sharing glimpses of life in my studio with you. I think it will be interesting to have you along for the ride while I muddle away, making my pots in my home based studio.
Bridget Fairbank / B Practical Pottery
October 9, 10, 11
Join Bridget Fairbank of @bpracticalpottery on Instagram-Live chatting up some badass ceramists.
Friday 1PM(PDT): DIG’N IT
Lindsay Rogers @rogerspottery (USA) + Carly McCann @carlymccannpottery (Ireland) + BPP (Canada) Talk about digging clay from the ground for their projects.
Saturday 12PM(PDT): Show+Tell
Alana Wilson of @builderburner + Bridget are friends with parallel clay lives: NSCAD+ALBERTA+USA+SPAIN. They are due for a Show + Tell.
Sunday 12PM(PDT): A Mariko Fan Girl
Mariko Patterson @foragestudios is a horror vacui decoration rockstar. Bridget remains a fan girl. Join us for tea, gush and discover the top three pots in her collection.
Join me on Instagram at 12GMT on October 9th for a look around my Johannesburg studio and a chat about my bandage vessels. I'll also be talking about my mental health and how important it is to be taking care of this aspect of ourselves.Questions and answers are most welcome.
UnWedged is Pottery Northwest’s annual national juried exhibition, which highlights work currently being made using clay. Submissions are from artists working in functional or sculptural ceramics, both those connected to tradition, or pushing innovation in the field.
Liz Quackenbush is this year’s juror due to her experience and knowledge. Liz is a professor eremites at Pennsylvania State University, School of Visual Arts and has been a juror for many exhibitions including the 2016 National Student Juried Exhibition at NCECA. Liz will be tasked with selecting work that reflects the state and range of contemporary ceramics.
The juror’s showcase will take place Oct 9, at 5pm on the Zoom platform.The presentation will include Juror Liz Quackenbush’s presentation of the award winners and a discussion of selected pieces. Happy hour to follow. RSVP here to receive a zoom link to your email. We are looking forward to this event and hope to see you there!
Dougherty Arts Center
Tune in to the Dougherty’s virtual Open Studio event and catch up with our ceramics team with virtual studio tours and live demonstrations. Join Dougherty Instructors Ryan McKerley and Jennifer Hill, Resident Katie Lehn, and Education Coordinator Sarah German, and see how they've been working from their home studios.
I'll be updating my webshop on Friday,October 9th and 10% of proceeds from sales will go to Hope Blooms (https://hopeblooms.ca). I'll also do an Instagram Live studio tour/ demo on Saturday.
Andrew Clark Pottery
Eric Botbyl and Andrew Clark will do an instagram live at 2pm cst. We will give a tour of Companion Gallery and our studio East Mitchell Clay. Companion Gallery is a contemporary ceramics gallery that represents over 50 artists from around the world. East Mitchell Clay is the community studio connected to Companion Gallery where were have weekly community classes as well as visiting artist workshops.
Studio and Gallery tour with Susannah Montague
October 11 2020
Come for a tour around Susannah's BC Studio and Gallery! 10 AM PST/1 PM EST
Susannah Montague’s highly symbolic and eerily beautiful sculptures at once draw you in, and repel you. In each the surreal porcelain works, there is a narrative to be discovered. Using a combination of hand building, press molds, and slip casting to build her sculptures, she also references traditions from ceramic fine-craft and art history.
Montague uses symbols such as fading flowers, bubbles, skulls, and insects to represent death and the transient nature of life. These symbols, interspersed with casts of toys including dolls, helicopters, and bunnies, take on a slightly sinister feeling in their modern compositions. Montague’s work examines the cycles in our lives and asks us to revel in the beauty of the absurd.
University of Massachuettes
Oct. 10, 11
University of Massachusetts Ceramics club would love to share our perspective, showcasing the wonderful professors and students that make our program. Rebecca Hutchinson will introduce the program, following the introduction we will showcase our private studios and facilities at CVPA's Star Store campus in nearby downtown New Bedford with a video
Our Graduate and Post Bacc students will highlight the work they have been doing for through their time at the program, showing their growth as an artist and providing insight as a maker during these new time. Follow our Instagram page @umassdceramics as we share our community with clayweek
Hi my name is Ciro and I would like to invite you all for a virtual tour of my newly renovated Vermont farmhouse pottery studio. I'll be talking about print on clay, doing demonstrations, sharing spoken word poetry, and talking about advocacy. I hope you can join us!
Good Earth Pottery
Join us at 5pm PST for an Instagram Livestream visit to our show, Kindled Spirits, with juror, Simon Levin. This exhibition of wood-fired, soda-fired and salt-fired ceramics includes work from across the US and Canada. 10% of sales from Kindled Spirits will be donated to the Clay Siblings’ Project.
Join me on Instagram Live for a virtual studio tour and demo! See how I set up my small basement space for efficient production. Then I will demonstrate throwing and assembling a 2 part pitcher. Q&A throughout. 10% of sales from Oct 9-11 will be donated to Gillian’s Place St Catharines - support for women and children who have experienced abuse.
Chris Baskin Pottery with Dwayne Sackey
October 10 and 11
Outdoor front and back yard, socially distanced and controlled open studio, with demonstrations and fun. Chris Baskin and Dwayne Sackey handmade functional pottery Saturday and Sunday, October 10 and 11, 10 am - 4pm.
Catch a catastrophically cat-filled weeked in my clay studio at the Customs House Artisan Incubator in Cape Breton! Watch clay cat demonstrations, tool creation, and chat about process in Instagram livestreams.10% of all online sales during clay week goes toward The Okra Project. To learn more, see theokraproject.com/
On Sunday, October 11, my Etsy shop will be freshly updated with functional pots and ceramic jewelry. I will also be demoing parts of my decorating process on Instagram Live. Please drop in and say hello!
Hi, I'm Sami. I'd like to invite you all for a virtual tour on Zoom of the Alfred University Grad studio. The tour starts October 10th at 10 am and I will be doing a demonstration of how I paint on clay, as well as hand-building. Hope everyone can join us for this great event!
Hosted by Make and Do. Register for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/demo-and-conversation-with-sami-tsang-from-the-personal-to-the-universal-tickets-123269896579
Oct 9th 1pm EST
Join me on a tour of my brand new studio. I'll talk about some tips and tricks I have for working in a small space and share my current projects.
October 10, 2020
Take a tour of my tiny pottery studio hidden away in Kensington Market, (the last real village in Toronto). See new works in progress, hear my story and have an interactive online chat about my pottery process.
You can also visit my online shop on my website. 10% of sales from the Open Studio day will go to St. Stephen's Community House which serves the market and surrounding areas. www.sschto.ca