Woodfire Conference at Waubonsee Community College

October 6-8, 2016
Waubonsee’s Sugar Grove Campus 

Waubonsee Community College will host the next International Wood
Fire Conference October 6  – 8, 2016 in Sugar Grove, Illinois. The focus
of this conference is to continue the ongoing dialogue about the wood
fire process that began at the conferences in Iowa and Northern Arizona
as it relates to the ceramic arts.  The registration fee for the
three-day conference is $175.00 per person and is limited to 400
participants.  Registration includes a welcome packet, conference
programming materials, continental breakfast, lunch (Friday and
Saturday), and hors d’oeuvres at the Welcome Reception Thursday and
Exhibition Opening Reception Friday.  Please be advised that per the
Board of Trustees, Waubonsee Community College is an alcohol free
campus, and all participants are required to abide by this policy.
 Failure to follow this guideline will result in dismissal from the
event without a refund.

No Refunds will be issued for registration after August 1, 2016

A more detailed conference schedule is available here.

Learn more about transportation and accommodation options.

More info here.

Vitrify Alcorso Ceramic Award 2011


The Vitrify Alcorso Award is a newly established $10,000 annual prize for ceramics. Open to artists nationally, the award is non-acquisitive. Four artists were selected from the applications received to develop work for a group exhibition of ceramic art opening April 15 2011 at the Colville Gallery, Salamanca Place, Hobart Tasmania. The finalists for 2011 are:

  • Kim-Anh Nguyen
  • Ben Richardson
  • Prue Venables
  • Belinda Winkler

Visit their website for images of the finalist’s work.