Deliberate Designs Ceramic Workshop

Join us on April 21-23, 2017 at the Morean Center for Clay.
420 22nd St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712.
Presentations from Brice Dyer, Melissa Mencini, Jeremy Randall, and Lindsay Scypta.
 Exploring a wide range of forming and surface treatments, our
presenters will incorporate design elements in the early construction
stage, as well as at the leather hard stage and beyond. And as always,
questions are encouraged thorughout the presentations. While each artist
has their own distinct style, the techniques demonstrated can be
adapted for your personal aesthetic and help take your ceramic expertise
to the next level! View the schedule!
Special thanks to our sponsors: Amaco-Brent, Mayco, Shimpo & Highwater Clays of Florida!
Are you a student? Apply for a scholarship to attend this workshop! Due by March 17. Download application (PDF) or (Word). Questions? Email Adriane Cesa.

Full details here.

Art of the Pot – this weekend!

2015 Studio Tour | May 9 & 10
Sat – 10 to 5pm, Sun – 12 to 5pm*

*Claudia Reese’s Studio will open at 10 am Sunday for Brunch

Art of the Pot is a collective of Austin based potters committed to
expanding the reach and understanding of contemporary studio pottery
through studio tours, public lectures and gallery and museum

Art of the Pot was founded in 2004 as a way to bring some much-needed
emphasis and interest to the contemporary pottery scene here in
Austin.  The goals of the founding members were modest at that time;
invite a few potters from out of town to come to their studios for a
weekend show and sale and give the public a chance to see something new
in the field of contemporary pottery.

After over 10 years, the modest beginnings have bloomed into a fully
formed studio tour with national recognition.  Annually the Art of the
Pot principles host 10 or more invited guests from across the country in
their studios for an event-filled weekend.  This year’s host are
Melissa Mencini, Ryan McKerley, Lisa Orr, and Claudia Reese. With
funding from the City of Austin’s Cultural Arts Grant our programming
has expanded to include public lectures and educational events.  We
continue to develop wonderful and unique partnerships with local
restaurants, galleries and businesses that help us further the goal of
our group, to expand the reach of contemporary studio pottery throughout
Austin, Texas and the greater community.

Art of the Pot 2014

Are you ready….The
AotP Studio Tour is this week!  As artists around the country are
finishing up their work for our tour we wanted to give you a few more
details about our busy week ahead.
Lecture & Demonstration Added-  
NCECA Emerging Artist and Art of the Pot guest Renee Brown will be in Austin to present a lecture and demonstration to Greater Austin Clay Artists (GACA).
Thursday May 8, 2014 from 7-9pm
 St Edwards Ceramics Studio.  She will recap her lecture given at this
year’s national conference, and demonstrate her soft forming process as
well as the application of her colorful marbleized engobe.  Free and
open to the public.  
VIP Collector’s Preview Tour-
We have a few tickets left for the always popular Bus Tour on Friday May 9th from 5:30-10pm.  Info and tickets here.
AotP Studio Tour- 
As always, the Studio Tour is free and open to the public on Saturday May 10th from 10am-5pm and Sunday May 11th from 1pm-5pm. AotP Host artists will be opening up their studios at 4 destinations across Austin.  Delicious food and beverage companion events are returning to each studio location throughout the weekend!  


Hosted by-
Chris Campbell, Keith Kreeger, Ryan McKerley, Melissa Mencini, Lisa Orr & Claudia Reese
Guest Artists-
Anderson, Birdie Boone, Renee Brown, Sunshine Cobb, Bruce Dehnert,
Martina Lantin, Gaye Lynn & Michael Hodgson, Lisa Naples, Peter
Pincus & Adam Posnak.
The full brochure and tour map are available for download here: 2014 AotP Brochure.