Potters Council upcoming workshop

October 11-13, 2013 | Minneapolis, MN


Playing with fire
have five talented presenters who will provide instructions on
alternative firing surfaces, firing processes and different types of
kilns. We will be doing three hands on firing sessions: raku, aluminum
foil saggar, and pit firing. You’ll learn skills to create your own
approach to surfaces and how they relate to different alternative
firings. Presenters will show you how to play with fire and have you
ready to experiment in your studio.
you throw or handbuild, this conference has something for you to take
back to your studio. This conference is open to artists at all levels:
from enthusiastic amateur, to the teacher, and for the professional. No
matter your skill level, if you’re open to learning and connecting with
other ceramic artists then this is the conference for YOU!
Deadline to SAVE $50 is Sunday, July 28 Register Now
Limited Spots Available
how to fire a raku kiln and how to convert an electric kiln into a
gas-fired kiln suitable for raku; Learn how to fire large work in a
small kiln; How to apply decoration in alternative firing processes:
raku, carbon marking, saggar, smoke firing, drawing on bisque slabs,
applying latex and glaze, and the addition of luster lines; to create
rich colors and microcrystalline surface details; Participate in hands on firing: aluminum foil saggar, pit firing, and raku horsehair and feather. Read more…  
Presenter: Billy Ray Mangham
Billy Ray Mangham

Presenter: Marcia Selsor
Marcia Selsor

Presenter: David Sturm
David Sturm
Presenter: Ken Turner
Ken Turner

Presenter: Sumi von Dassow
Sumi von Dassow



Upcoming exhibition and workshop at Plinth Gallery – Mary Fisher

Mary Fischer
“The Architecture of Space”
“Flaming Roof”  Mary Fischer                      
Please join us for an opening reception with the Artist
First Friday, August 2, 6-9pm
Exhibition on display through September 29
Mary Fischer’s ceramic forms are reminiscent of the land 
settled by her great-grandparents
and where Fischer grew up. Her sculptures of barns, water towers,
granaries and other farm buildings are influenced by her surroundings on
the Texas landscape. Fischer has always been fascinated with buildings and architecture
“I’ve been interested in buildings and photographing buildings and
reading architectural magazines ever since I can remember”. Fischer’s
constructions are all hand built from slabs and extruded sections of
clay. Using a paper maquette as a pattern, she assembles the clay parts
much like, “playing with Legos. The more pieces there are to play with,
the more ideas there are to explore.” Mary began her studies in ceramics
at an arts center in Austin, TX after returning from a tour with the
Air Force as an Intelligience Officer. She has been an exhibitor at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival
in Denver for the last seven years, and now we are delighted to
showcase her unique yet familiar ceramic constructions at Plinth
Gallery. Please join us for our opening reception with the artist on
First Friday, August 2nd, from 6-9pm.                              “Covered Silo” Mary Fischer
Mary Fischer Workshop: “Printing on Clay”  August 3-4
this two-day workshop, Mary will demonstrate her process of
handbuilding, printing images on clay and using ceramic stains and
slips. Techniques include use of plexiglass plates to transfer images,
using printed images from magazines or other sources, image manipulation
using Photoshop,
and use of paper or fabric to transfer images similar to a monoprint. 
There will be discussion and demonstration of correct pigment
formulation, and plenty of time for hand-on practice of the
Class size is limited and registration is first-come, first served. Fee of $250 includes all materials, and lunch catered by Fuel Cafe.  Participants can receive graduate credit through Adams State University.  Check our website for more information and contact us to register.

Help support the Bray this weekend!

Bray Benefit Auction and Brickyard Bash

miss the best party in town! Dust off your grass skirts and Hawaiian
shirts and head to the Bray for the Benefit Auction and Brickyard Bash..goes Hawaiian.

Bray Brickyard Bash
Gates open at 6:00 PM
Cup Auction closes at 7:00 PM
Silent Auction closes at 7:15 PM
Live Auction begins at 7:30 PM

2013 Meloy Stevenson Award presentation to John C. Board

BRICKYARD BASH to follow with live music by the Big Sky Mudflaps and special guests from Salsa Loca.

View Auction Artwork Online


Can’t make it in person?
Participate and bid by proxy. To get a bidder number and
place a bid contact the North Gallery at 406/443-3502 ext.18. All
absentee bids must be in by Friday, July 26 at 5 pm.


Purchase Your Tickets Now!
In advance $10 | At the door $10 members, $15 non-members
includes admittance to auctions, hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and
non-alcoholic drinks during auction. No-host cash beer and wine served
during the Brickyard Bash.

Purchase tickets online

also available at Allegra Marketing, Print & Web; Benny’s Bistro;
Trimac Group Real Estate or the Bray North Gallery.


Special thanks to our auction sponsor:
Trimac Group

Gallery Hours:
Monday–Saturday 10 am–5 pm, Sundays 1–5 pm

The Bray Offices, Galleries and Clay Business will be closed on Monday, July 29.