Tuesday: This day is about sharing the technical side of being a maker. It's about tips and tricks, technical talk, tutorials, and other important studio and clay technical advice. We will gather and share some of your favorite free resources!
Use #technicaltuesday & #clayweek2020 for photo and video content shared on social media.
Click the link below for a printable schedule or continue to scroll down to see all the events!
Red Clay Rambler Feature -
On the topic of teaching I have a 2015 interview with Walter Ostrom. One of the early adopters of earthenware Majolica pottery in North America, Walter has been a major influence on generations of ceramic artists. Through his almost forty year teaching career at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design he upheld functional ceramics as a conceptually rich medium that deserved equal footing in academia.
Linear, starburst, or dog-bone shape, crystalline glazes are a true anomaly shrouded in myth. Known for being difficult to work with, their excessive running and arduous firing schedules are enough to drive any maker mad. Yet we still work to understand them, their chemistry, and their temperamental tendencies. Watch this clip to hear Matt explain the secret behind crystalline glazes!
Northern Clay Center Resources for Art Educators
Northern Clay Center Resources For Art Educators
NCC has partnered with our teaching artists to provide clay and clay adjacent lessons designed specifically for and in reaction to the prevalent distance learning that we are all now embracing. Many of these lessons use alternative materials, things readily accessible in peoples homes, and are tangentially related to clay and the elements of art and design, even while using different tactile components. These lessons are FREE to download, so we encourage you to use and share!
Art Educators Weekend October 15 - 17:
Designed to provide you with additional ceramic-centric classroom resources to support your teaching this year and beyond, NCC’s workshop topics will include teaching from a distance, therapeutic practices for the classroom, creativity and evaluation, new techniques for surface design, and more! Friday workshops will be in person at NCC, while Thursday and Saturday can be tuned into from anywhere! You won’t want to miss this chance to learn from notable artists and experts in the field of ceramics. Social distancing may necessitate us to learn at a distance and through digital platforms for these workshops. Register separately for each day.
NCECA - Tuesday: Techniques
Follow us on Instagram @NCECA and subscribe to our YouTube Channel #WatchNCECA for upcoming videos and lectures for #technicaltuesday. For #ClayWeek2020 Tuesday’s focus on techniques we are excited to share:
NCECA | Andrew Snyder | 2020 Clay Week
The Lowdown on Low-Fire Porcelain
This research is an ongoing development of a porcelain clay body that matures at an extremely low temperature. I will clarify my process, ﬁndings, and results of the development of this clay. I will also discuss the pros and cons and share recipes for numerous low-ﬁre self-glazing porcelain clay bodies.
Monday- We will be posting a few different Mugshots of work fresh from the reduction kiln- made by our Mudflat Students
Tuesday- we will be sharing YouTube videos that explain the ways in which our tech staff work in the studio
Thursday- Our current artist-in-residence, G.V. Kelley, is going to post about recidencies.
Weekend- One of our studio artists, Arthur Halvorsen, is going to give a virtual studio tour
The Color Network
We welcome you to join The Color Network for a series of conversations this National Clay Week.
Each day we will be hosting a Live stream on our Instagram account covering the topic for that day.
Monday 6pm EST : Salvador Jiménez-Flores in conversation with Raheleh T Filsoofi
Tuesday 6pm EST : Natalia Arbelaez studio visit
Wednesday 7pm EST: April Felipe in conversation with Ling Chun
Thursday 6pm EST : Adam Chau in conversation with Shoji Satake
KJ MacAlister and Kaleb Romano
In late September, Carole Epp visited 2 Edmonton based ceramic studios to discuss how they are coping through Covid and how powerful the clay community is in its support during this difficult financial time in Canada for artists and creatives. Take a tour through Viva Clayworks and The Shop Art and Ceramic Studio, see some incredible art and share in the stories of how these two studios have evolved.
Video will be posted to as part of #technicaltuesday on the blog.
University of Oklahoma
The University of Oklahoma will be hosting Joanna Powell for a two day workshop. Both days Joanna will be demonstrating how she creates her hand built forms and vessels. She will be live on Zoom Tuesday, 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm and Wednesday 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm. She will also be giving a lecture on her work Thursday Oct. 8th at 3pm.
Please contact Jamie Bates Slone @ for Zoom links.
Studio Arts Boulder
For Technical Tuesday, join John Minkler - one of our most versatile instructors and production potter for tips and tricks of the trade LIVE at 8am MST. We will also be sharing some basic tips and 'how to' videos on our social media platforms.
Artaxis will have recorded interviews/artist talks go live at Noon, EST each day. I will
Monday: Donté Hayes
Tuesday: Yuki Ando and Shigariki Ceramics Cultural Park
Wednesday: Ngozi-Omeje Ezema
Thursday: Mac McCusker
Friday: Raheleh Filsoofi
Tuesday October 6th 2pm - 2:30pm CDT - A live stream Q&A with me about my process as I work in the studio. This event will be held on Crowdcast and registration will be free of charge. Sign up at to be notified when the event goes live! If you can't make the live show you can still see the recording afterwards on Crowdcast.
Draw on clay
I will demo how I draw on my Pieces. I will make prerecorded videos that will show materials needed and an easy way to draw for those that feel they can't draw.
Live demonstration on handbuilding a head.
Livestream on Instagram on Tuesday October 6th, 6pm CST.
I’ll be talking and working through the process of building a head from start to (near) finish. Feel free to stop on by!
KC Adams in conversation with Brendan Tang a Make and Do event
Winnipeg artist KC Adams in conversation with Brendan LS Tang discuss the highs and lows of researching indigenous material practices in the context of colonialism. The talk will take place on Instagram Live.
KC Adams is a Winnipeg-based artist who graduated from Concordia University with a B.F.A in studio arts. Adams has had several solo exhibitions, group exhibitions and been in three biennales including the PHOTOQUAI: Biennale des images du monde in Paris, France. Adams participated in residencies at the Banff Centre, the Confederation Art Centre in Charlottetown, the National Museum of the American Indian and the Parramatta Arts Gallery in Australia. Her work is in many permanent collections Nationally and Internationally. Twenty pieces from the Cyborg Hybrid series are in the permanent collection of the National Art Gallery in Ottawa and four trees from Birch Bark Ltd, are in the collection of the Canadian Consulate of Australia, NSW. She was the scenic designer for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Going Home Star: Truth and Reconciliation. She helped design a 30-foot public art sculpture called Niimamaa for the Winnipeg Forks and a piece for the United Way of Winnipeg called Community. Adams was awarded the Winnipeg Arts Council’s Making A Mark Award and Canada's Senate 150 medal recipient for her accomplishments with her Perception Photo Series. KC is now an author with her book Perception: A Photo Series that Quill & Quire. chose as 2019 Books of the Year.