ACAD Ceramics hosts 1000 Miles Apart Conference 2013

ACAD Ceramics is pleased to host the annual 1000 Miles Apart Conference, October 3, 4 and 5 , 2013.

Everyone interested is invited and encouraged to attend the conference events free of charge.

The conference will include our featured Guest Artists workshops and
presentations (Bios and images further down in this post!), the
Participant’s Exhibition, lunchtime presentations,  cup exchange, social
events – including a reception for the exhibition in Gallery 371, ACAD
(Friday 5 to 7 pm with refreshments and snacks) and student led
presentations of the participating institutions, highlighting our
 vibrant western Ceramics Programs.  We would like to acknowledge the
ACAD Scholarly Research and Creativity Initiatives through the Rawlinson
Fund for their generous support of this event.

We have a full schedule of events starting at 9 a.m. on Thursday October 3rd.  The following is the basic schedule to date.  We suggest if you are coming from out of town, arriving the night before.

Thursday  Oct 3      

  • 9 am to noon Sean O’Connell demo main studio
  • noon to 1 p.m. lunch
  • 1- 2 p.m. visitor presentation T.B.A.
  • 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sean O’Connell presentation in the Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre
  • 3:30 to 5 p.m. Ryan McKerley – demo main studio
  • Pub event

Friday Oct 4             

  • 9 am to noon Ryan McKerley demo main studio
  • Noon to 1 pm. lunch       Cup exchange
  • 1- 2 p.m. visitor presentation T.B.A.
  • 2-3:30 pm. Ryan McKerley presentation in the lecture hall
  • 3:30 to 5 p.m. Steve Gorman demo main studio
  • 5 p.m. -7 p.m. Opening of Participant’s exhibition in Gallery 371

Saturday Oct 5         

  • 9 a.m. to noon Steve Gorman demo main studio
  • Noon to 1 pm. lunch
  • 1 to 2 pm. Steve Gorman presentation lecture hall
  • 2 to 4 pm Student presentations on their schools
  • 4 p.m. 371 Show take down begins
  • Pub event

 Sunday Oct. 4

  • 371 Show takedown 10 – noon

The following hotel listings are close to the college and relatively inexpensive:

A brief description of Motel Village including directions and other hotel suggestions:


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Best Western Crowchild Trail

Cup Exchange

We are not doing an official chili bowl trade this year, but there will be an informal cup exchange on Friday October 5th.  Catherine Dale is coordinating this, so please email her if you have questions.

Also, this year we are providing lunches for all attending.
Therefore, it is important that you please RSVP us if you are attending
and the days you will be joining us.

We look forward to seeing you here!

ACAD Ceramics Students and Greg Payce, Katrina Chaytor, Brad Keys, Sean O’Connell, Robin Lambert

As a student run conference, ACAD Ceramics students have played a big
role in the selection of presenting artists and the conference
itinerary.  We also are pleased to have our Ceramics Visiting
Artist/Instructor 2013/14, Sean O’Connell present at our conference. We
introduce our Guest Artists for 1000 Miles Apart here, in the order of
their appearance:

Sean O’Connell

Sean O’Connell is a studio potter, recently from Helena, MT where he
was the 2012/13 Windgate Fellow at the Archie Bray Foundation.  He has
been involved in the arts since an early experience as a silversmith’s
apprentice at the age of thirteen in Fayetteville, AR.  He attended
college at the Kansas City Art Institute several years later, and upon
completing his BFA in Sculpture, Sean became increasingly interested in
making functional pottery.  This led to many years of independent
research, study and practice.  After several years working as an
instructor in community art centers throughout the Chicago area, Sean
pursued his MFA in Ceramics at the School for American Crafts, Rochester
Institute of Technology in western New York.  Shortly after he was the
2009 Salad Days Artist in Residence at Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts
in Newcastle, ME.  In 2011 Sean was accepted as a long term Artist in 
Resident at the Archie Bray Foundation.  In the course of finishing up
his time at the Bray, Sean is continuing to make quality functional
ceramics, exhibiting nationally, and regularly  gives workshops and
lectures around the country.

Petite Dejeuner, porcelain

Ryan McKerley

Ryan Mckerley started making pots while he was an
art student at Abilene Christian University in West Texas.  In 1995,
after receiving his BFA at  Abiline Christian University, he moved to
Austin and began an apprenticeship with Billy Ray Mangham.  As his
apprenticeship continued, Ryan developed his pottery (and water carving
technique), taught children and adults and began building his own kilns.
Today he divides his time between his ceramic studio technician duties
at the Dougherty Arts Center, organizing the Art of the Pot Studio!
Tour, and teaching/exhibiting around the U.S.

Tumbler (2 views), 2012 Porcelain Thrown, trimmed, water carved, carved, glazed, soda-fired, cone 10

Steve L. Gorman

Steve Gorman attended Central Missouri State University receiving a
BFA in Art Education in 1985 and his MA in 1995.  Gorman held teaching
positions in the Centerview School District for 7 years and theNorth
Kansas City School District for 18 years.  Recently retired from his 25
year teaching career, Gorman is able to pursue his art career full time.
 Gorman’s work is in the collection of the Nerman Museum of
Contemporary Art – Campus Collection; the Oppenheimer Collection; the
Southern Illinois University; the Waterloo Museum of Art; Baker
University; and many private collections.  He has shown his work at
Sherry Leedy Contemporary Arts in Kansas City and Componere Gallery in
St. Louis.  In 2011, Gorman had a solo exhibit at the Nerman Museum of
Contemporary Art.

Lucky, 12 ” x 12″ x 9″

CREATING MEANING: The Pre-Conference

Last minute spots still available

Mar. 27-28, 2011

University of Florida, College of Fine Arts Gainesville, FL

CREATING MEANING: Pre-Conference at the University of Florida in conjunction with the 2011 National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Conference in Tampa Bay

UF Ceramics will be hosting Creating Meaning on Sunday March 27 and Monday March 28, 2011 in Gainesville, Florida. Creating Meaning will offer 3 artists workshops and 7 campus and city-wide Ceramic exhibitions. The event will offer those who enroll an opportunity to visit our studios, to see the work of UF students and Gainesville artists as well as selected works by national artists. A full day workshop with a slide lecture will be offered by artists Nan Smith, Kathy King and Kevin Snipes. “Alchemy: From Dust to Form: 2011 Ceramics National” will be on display at the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art (Jurors: Kathy King and Nan Smith). Other exhibitions include: “Intersection: UF Ceramics Undergraduates”, Cofrin Gallery at Oak Hall High School; “Currents: Past and Present – UF Alumni and Student Juried Exhibition”, Thomas Center Mezzanine Gallery, (Juror: Anna Calluori Holcombe); “Intersection: UF Ceramics MFA and Post-Baccalaureate Candidates”, Focus Gallery, (Juror: Steve Howell); “Nan Smith, Kathy King, Kevin Snipes: Workshop Leaders Exhibition”, UF College of Fine Arts Atrium, FAA; Ceramics MFA Thesis Exhibitions of Charlie Cummings, Chris Pickett and Brian Weaver at the University Gallery, “Gainesville Artisan’s Guild Members Show”, “Form and Surface Invitational”; The Randy Batista Gallery. Shuttle tours to gallery venues will run on Sunday afternoon ending at the Harn Museum for a reception. Breakfast, lunch, the tour and the workshop costs are included in the registration fee. Find out more here.
This Pre-Conference is sponsored by the UF Ceramics School of Ceramics and HOT Clay, the student run organization. UF College of Fine Arts School of Art and Art History

Upcoming NCECA deadlines

A blended invitational and competitive ceramic exhibition for artists from the geographic region west of the Mississippi River. Deadline June 15, 2011.

2012 Program Proposals – ON THE EDGE Get involved with the NCECA program. Please propose a Lecture, Panel Discussion, Demonstration, Topical Discussion, or NCECA Connection for the 46th annual NCECA Conference in Seattle, Washington. Please be aware that this year our call for Topical Discussions and NCECA Connections is earlier than in past years. Deadline May 3, 2011.

2012 Invitational Exhibition PUSH PLAY. The 2012 NCECA Invitational focuses on the importance of play as related to art and life. Deadline July 5, 2011.

will open April 14, 2011.

Ceramic Conference 2011 Unbound: The International Studio Practice

***You can’t miss this one! Yours truly will be there.
May 6 – 8, 2011 In the 21st century we find ourselves increasingly globalized through the food we eat, the clothes we wear, goods we purchase and the images we consume through TV and the Internet. In this conference we will look at the internationalizing of the ceramics studio practice and the effect that it has on us as makers. We’re excited to announce the following presenters for this event: Elaine Henry of Ceramics Art & Perception Magazine – Keynote Speaker Paul Scott (UK) – lecture and demo Ginny Marsh (USA) – lecture and demo Ian Johnson (CAN) – lecture and demo Jeremy Hatch (CAN) – lecture and demo Carole Epp (CAN) – lecture and demo Robin Lambert (CAN) – lecture Koi Neng Liew (Singapore) – lecture and demo Registration Details and Fees: Student Rate: $99
Late registrations (after April 1): $118.80
Course #: 1300 Regular Rate: $225
Late registrations (after April 1): $270.00
Course #: 1303 Register early and save! Registration fee includes all demos and lectures for the duration of the conference, as well as social events and meals throughout the weekend. Accommodation: Limited accommodation will be available in our Student Residences, and can be booked when you register for the conference. Additional accommodation is available at the Sandman Hotel and can be reserved by calling 1 800 SANDMAN. Stay Tuned for Details on Post-Conference Workshops with Paul Scott! For more info and to register visit the RDC website.

The Randolph Arts Guild’s 24th Annual North Carolina Potters Conference

PotCon2011ad JINGDEZHEN PORCELAIN MASTERS – – – – March 4-6, 2011
Downtown Asheboro, NC Guest Artists
Li Chao, Professor Jingdezhen Ceramics Institute
Dai Guangyu, Master Trimmer
Zhan Shaolin, Master Thrower
Xie Zhenghua, Master Slab Maker
Feng Shangjin, Master Over-glaze Painter
Feng Weina, Master Under-Glaze Painter Presenters
Li Chao
Carla Coch
Shoji Satake – – – – Registration Pre-Registration is Required!
Registration: $200.00 per person
Includes all meals Registration is limited to 250 personsWant more info? Go here.

Surface + Form: Traditions and Innovations

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SURFACE + FORM | Traditions and Innovations
January 28-30, 2011
Cincinnati, Ohio
Hosted by Funke Fired Arts
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Space is Limited
Deadline to SAVE $75 ends December 5, 2010

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Let your distinctive style emerge
Tradition and innovation are central to all artists’ work. Take a little of one, add generous amounts of the other, based on individual preference, and distinctive styles emerge. In this conference, presenters share the styles and techniques they’ve developed, and attendees will get a chance to try them out to see which ones might work for them. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn varied approaches to creating engaging surfaces and forms.

Space is Limited
Register today for SURFACE + FORM

Featured Artists: Meredith Host, Tammy Marinuzzi, Rene Murray,
Jeremy Randall, Ellen Shankin and gwendolyn yoppolo

Meredith Host, Presenter Pottes CouncilTammy Marinuzzi, presenter Potters CouncilRene Murray, presenter Pottes Council
Jeremy Randall, presenter Potters CouncilEllen Shankin, presenter Potters Councilgwendolyn yoppolo, presnter Potters Council
Keynote Artist: Tom Unzicker
Tom unzicker, Presenter Potters Council

Learn more about the Presenters

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What you’ll learn . . .

  • Add depth of pattern to your work using the following surface decoration: underglazes and slip for trailing, Thermofax screen printing, paper and vinyl stencils and homemade iron oxide decals in three-firing process.
  • Work with soft thin slabs to build functional and sculptural forms.
  • Learn how to use templates, altering and darting.
  • Experiment with sgraffitio, sprigging, slip trailing.
  • Learn how to apply stains, oxide washes and terra sigillata to build layers.
  • Discover the technique of inlaying one type of clay into a slab of another type of clay to create a decorative surface.
  • Find out how to use templates in the construction of architecturally inspired forms.
  • Obtain technical information regarding the use of terra sigillata as a finish and the application of patina finish using a number of non-glaze ceramic materials.
  • Techniques and concepts of glaze chemistry will be discussed.
  • Special considerations for working with porcelain to avoid cracking and warping will be addressed as the artist builds composite forms through throwing, hand building, and molding various elements.
  • Wet altering, pinching and coiling, leather hard forming, stiff shaping, and erosive techniques will be covered.
  • And much more!
Saturday and Sunday Presenter Demonstrations
The schedule is set-up so that attendees can pick and choose which classes to attend over the two day event. Attendees will sign-up during Friday and/or Saturday morning registration. Attendees will be asked to choose one presenter for AM and PM for Saturday and Sunday. Each attendee will see four of the six presenters. Special Vendor Exhibition Friday, Saturday and Sunday
We’re excited to showcase the SURFACE + FORM sponsors during the Friday night reception. If you have a question, they will have the answer. The sponsors will be available starting Friday night through lunch on Sunday. Be sure to stop by and see them.

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Clay Alliance
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1000 miles apart conference 2010

RDC Ceramics is pleased to host 1000 MA in the New Centre for Visual Art

JULIA GALLOWAY is a potter who creates utilitarian work, and is a professor and Director of the School of Art at the University of Montana – Missoula.
TERI FRAME received a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute in 2005 and MFA from Pennsylvania State University in 2008. She is the Visiting Artist/Instructor in Ceramics at ACAD this year.
ROBERT HARRISON will install one of his brick sculptures that he is famous for over the week of the September 27 to October 3rd. Robert lives and works in Helena, Montana.
DAVID BIAN is a Chinese ceramic artist who works at the Pottery Workshop in Shanghai and will be at RDC as an artist-in-residence for September -October.

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Silent Auction
1000 Miles apart is a student run and supported conference that is free to all the attendees. Please help support the students by donating one of your ceramic pieces for a silent auction that will be held over the duration of the conference. Student reps will be on hand to receive your works and put them on display when you arrive to the event.

Students and instructors from the participating institutions are invited to send works for an exhibition of ceramics that will be up for the duration of the conference. Please send the details for the labels in advance to:

Ceramics Program Showcase
a representative from each institution is invited to give a short presentation on their program. Please burn the presentation to a CD in PowerPoint format.

Food on Campus
Beverages and food are available on Campus on Friday, there are various locations but the closest is ‘The Patch’ just outside the doors to Ceramics. The Library Cafe serves Starbucks coffee and will be open Friday and Saturday to ensure that you can get your Lattes and Cappuccinos.

Friday October 1st
9:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00 Throwing Demonstrations with Julia Galloway (Room 944B) 4:00 Ceramics Performance by Teri Frame (Room 944A)
6:00 Exhibition Reception and mixer.

Saturday October 2nd
9:00-12:00 Demo Julia Galloway 12:00 1:00 Lunch provided 1:00 to 5:00 School Presentation, and Lectures
5:00 to 7:00 Pizza Party Ceramics Studio 944B 9:00 FarSide Pub Live Band

Sunday October 2nd
10:00-12:00 Exhibition Takedown and Farewell.

The Red Deer College Ceramics Program is hosting the annual 1000 Miles Apart conference October 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2010. This conference was first organized in 1989 by faculty and students from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg and Red Deer College, Alberta. The distance between the institutions was the origin of the name 1000 Miles Apart. Participating institutions later included the University of Regina and Alberta College of Art + Design. Each year the conference is organized collectively and rotates to a new host institution for that year. It provides an excellent opportunity for students and faculty to meet and network, and creates a valuable forum to develop and strengthen the ceramics community in Western Canada. Members of the public, along with University of Regina, Red Deer College, and University of Manitoba, students and faculty from nearby Ceramics Programs are also invited to attend the conference events.

Reminder – CRITICAL Santa Fe: Developing Criticism in Ceramics

October 27-30, 2010, Santa Fe, New Mexico

International Speakers, Panels and Discussion


You are invited to participate in a 3-day Symposium of investigation and dialogue to establish new practices essential to the future of art criticism. Attendance is limited to provide you an exclusive opportunity for audience interaction with key international speakers and panelists.
Ted Adler, Joe Arredondo, Robert Atkins, Ivan Barnett, Terry Barrett, Glen Brown, Garth Clark, Gabi Dewald, Linda Durham, Moyra Elliot, Amy Gogarty, Tanya Harrod, Elaine Henry, Dave Hickey, Jacques Kaufman, Janet Koplos, Paul Kotula, Donald Kuspit, Paul Mathieu, Hunt Prothro, Howard Risatti, Jim Romberg, Annabeth Rosen, Raphael Rubinstein, Roberta Smith, Gord Thompson, Adam Welch

Contemporary critical practice will require a dialogue of many voices this symposium is organized to encourage interaction, dialogue and response to the featured presentations. Attendance will be limited. Recognizing the need to engage all aspects of the field the invited presenters include critics, educators, artists, gallery owners, writers, students, editors, collectors and patrons. Registration is limited to 200 attendees. Phone 866-266-2322.

On or before September 28, 2010
Member – $350
Non-member – $385
Student – $335
After September 28, 2010
Member – $385
Non-member – $425
Student – $365
Please PRINT THIS FORM and mail to the NCECA office at: 77 Erie Village Sq., Suite 280 Erie, CO 80516
For information regarding the CRITICAL Santa Fe Symposium Agenda, please email:
Jim Romberg, Project Director, Critical Santa Fe, at

If you have any questions, please contact Dori Nielsen, NCECA Conference Manager, at or 866-266-2322.

CALL FOR PAPERS – The Big Smoke (New Zealand)


The Big Smoke conference will be held in Auckland from 1st April to 3rd April 2011. The Ceramic Conference is hosted by the New Zealand Society of Potters in conjunction with Auckland Studio Potters (ASP) and Unitec, and will take place at the Mt Albert Campus of Unitec. The conference intends to benefit NZ artists, craftspeople and designers, and aims to promote ceramics in the wider community. There will be demonstrations by international guest artists Michael Doolan, Gustavo Perez, Linda Christianson and Brian Adams, and New Zealand artists Paul Maseyk, Carla Ruka, Mike O’Donnell , Peter Lange, as well as keynote addresses and panel discussions, trade fair and exhibition opportunities during the 3 day-event.
(see website: Themes
The themes of The Big Smoke Conference 2011 are centred on Tradition and Identity, and Looking Into the Future. These themes are broad but intrinsic to ceramics and will provide many opportunities to encourage discussion and provoke thought. We would like to invite artists, academics and supporters of the arts to take part by submitting a paper relating to the sub-themes that are listed below.
Traditions and Identity

  • The relevance of tradition and identity to current ceramic practices.
  • Ceramic practice and its acceptance and importance in a range of visual arts.
  • The context in which a national or individual ceramic identity is formed.

Facing the Future

  • Global trends and the role of information technology in studio practice.
  • The impact of new technologies and materials on studio practice.
  • Sustainability and environmental concerns.

All submissions will be reviewed by a panel comprised of Unitec and ASP staff. Authors will be notified about acceptance of their abstract by 11th February 2011 and will be invited to submit the full paper and/or Powerpoint presentation by March 2011. Successful applicants will receive complimentary registration to the conference.
Abstract deadline: December 6, 2010
Notification of abstract acceptance: February 11, 2011
Full paper deadline: March 14, 2011 Specifications
Abstracts should be limited to 250 words and should be structured to summarise the background, aims, significance and focus of the question addressed, as well as conclusions.
Papers should be limited to 4500 words (excluding references) and follow the APA 5th referencing style for in-text citation and reference list. All papers should be written in English.
Format: RTF and Word formats are required for both abstracts and papers. Please keep files less than 3MB (including your illustrations).
Copyright: By submitting papers for publication in the conference proceedings, authors are assigning copyright of the submitted paper to the conference host. Authors’ traditional rights will not be jeopardised by assigning copyright in this manner, as they will retain the right to re-use the content of the paper. To submit abstracts and papers email: , subject line: “conference paper”.Artists/ Speakers at the conference:
Brian Adams
Linda Christianson
Michael Doolan
Peter Lange
Paul Maseyk
Mike O’Donnell
Gustavo Pérez
Carla Ruka