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Wednesday:  This day is about highlighting what someone else is doing that you think is exceptional. It can be community engagement, creative work, anything that stands out as inspiring and is clay related. We look forward to discovering with you!


Use #bestthingisawtoday,  #worldwideclay, & #clayweek2021 for photo and video content shared on social media.

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2020 Events


Red Clay Rambler Feature -

On the topic of sharing I have an 2018 interview with King Houndekpinkou. King is a Franco-Beninese artist, based in Paris, who makes sculptural vessels that are covered with rich amorphous surfaces created by layering slips and glazes. In 2016 he started the Terra Jumelles project matching pottery centers in Se, Benin with partners in Bizen, Japan. This sister city format aims to create cultural exchange between two regions with abundant historical and contemporary ceramic activity. In our interview we talk about the influence of video games, animism and rituals, and Japanese ceramic culture.

NCECA - Wednesday: Excellence

Follow us on Instagram @NCECA and subscribe to our YouTube Channel #WatchNCECA for upcoming videos and lectures for #worldwideclay. For #clayweek2020 Wednesday’s focus on conversations around clay we are excited to share:

NCECA | Christie Brown and Tessa Peters | 2020 Clay Week
Cultural Icons: Remaking A Pottery Tradition
In this video presentation, curator Tessa Peters and artist Christie Brown will introduce their recent project, “Cultural Icons.” This project invited leading ceramic artists and members of the community to make works in response to Victorian Staffordshire portrait figures. The resulting artworks were exhibited at the Potteries Museum, Stoke-on-Trent, during the British Ceramics Biennial, 2019.


Milky Way Clay

I will be hosting a competition on TikTok (@milky.way.clay) over the course of the week. Join in and do a duet with me making whatever our wheel challenges us to make each day! Tag your work with #clayweek2020 for an opportunity to win prizes from this juried event.


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 


Chris Baskin

Monday October 5th, 2020
Video Conversation Released 11 am Pacific Time, 2pm Eastern

Chris Baskin + Dwayne Sackey:
A Conversation About Cups.


Wed, Oct 7, 5-6:30PM -Pacific Standard Time
Making Sauerkraut Crocks with Dwayne Sackey
(OPA $25 | Non-OPA $30)
Register here:
The Zoom Demonstration will be recorded and sent out to all registrants if you want to attend but have a scheduling conflict during the live demonstration.


Cristina Cordova for Crafting the Future

Cristina Cordova will talk with Sara Beth Post about her experience teaching ceramic zoom classes to students at YAYA Inc in New Orleans from her Penland, NC studio.


University of Oklahoma

10:00 EST

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.


Make and Do hosts Marina Lesperance Lopez

11:00 EST

Make and do visits Marina Lespérance Lopez in studio.
Video will be posted on

Je m’appelle Marina Lespérance Lopez et je suis une artiste céramiste qui vit et travaille à Montréal. J’ai découvert la céramique en l’intégrant dans mon travail sculptural et installatif lors de mon parcours en arts visuels et médiatiques à l’UQÀM. Dans le but d’approfondir les techniques du médium, j’ai démarré une formation en métiers d’arts céramiques au Cégep du Vieux-Montréal où j’ai développé un intérêt à fabriquer des objets d’art qui sont aussi utilitaires, qui s’intègrent plus facilement dans le quotidien. Pour moi, la fonctionnalité dans l’art est une manière de faire exister les oeuvres dans la vraie vie. Je souhaite que les gens utilisent mes oeuvres dans leur routine de tous les jours, et de contribuer à ce qu’ils se sentent enracinés et inspirés par ce qui les entourent.

My name is Marina Lespérance Lopez and I am a ceramic artist who lives and works in Montreal. I discovered ceramics by integrating it through my sculptural and installation work during my career in visual and media arts at UQÀM. In order to deepen the medium’s technical aspects, I started training in ceramic arts crafts at the Cégep du Vieux-Montréal where I developed an interest in making utilitarian works of art, which are more integrated easily in everyday life. For me, functionality in art is a way of making works exist in real life. I wish that my public use my artwork in their daily routine, and contribute to a feeling of being grounded and inspired by their surroundings.



12:00 EST

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


Studio Arts Boulder

12:00 EST

Wednesday we will be interviewing our Community Outreach Programs Manager Katie about Studio Arts Boulder's impact on the community and the steps we're taking to grow our reach during the pandemic. We will also be posting pre-recorded videos interviewing some of our outreach students.


Amaco Brent

14:00 EST

A quick tour on IGTV of Amaco (2pm Wednesday) to showcase our facilities and how we make products.


Clay-Along with Northern Clay Center

19:00 EST

This is an opportunity for you to get a taste of Northern Clay Center’s new online ceramic class series, Clay-Along. On Wednesday, October 6 from 6 - 7:30 pm CT, watch a LIVE Printmaking for Clay virtual class on our Facebook Page with Teaching Artist, Chloe Rizzo, as she discusses negative and positive space, and demonstrates applying paper slip transfers. Chloe Rizzo is a sculptor, arts engagement consultant, and teaching artist from St. Paul, MN working primarily in ceramics and glass. In her Clay-Along Class, she shares the processes and techniques employed in her own practice for designing and creating transfers for complex surface decoration. Clay-Along is a series of virtual clay classes developed by NCC that allow learners and makers to stay connected to clay and creativity during this time of distancing and adaptation. Learn more about Clay-Along offerings with the link below, and find out more about Chloe Rizzo and her work here: . Visit our Facebook page at 6 pm CT on Wednesday, October 6 as we go LIVE with Printmaking for Clay.

Check out previous years here.
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