Thursday, January 24, 2008

California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art

Following is a press release for the conference. I have been to this twice and it is allways a great weekend. I highly recomend it!

The annual Ceramics Festival, hosted by the John Natsoulas Gallery, enters into its 19th year and continues to bring the leading national and international ceramic artists to the Sacramento Valley for a weekend of creative instruction and collaboration. This year, Kevin Nierman, an internationally known ceramic artist, teacher, and founder of the Kids ‘N’ Clay Pottery Studio in Berkeley, will present free “hands-on” workshops for kids, allowing children of all ages to experiment and interact with clay. Sponsored by the Davis Downtown Business Association, and set up at the E Street Plaza, this event will offer the opportunity for everyone to watch Kevin work with the children. Workshops are scheduled for Saturday, April 26th, from 12 noon to 3:00 pm. In conjunction with the weekend conference and festival, the John Natsoulas Gallery will hold its annual gallery-wide 30 Ceramics Sculptors exhibition. This show was first conceived in 1986, a collaboration between Robert Arneson and John Natsoulas, and continues the ceramic traditions made famous by instructors and students of the University of California, Davis Art Department and the University of California at Berkeley. The 30 Ceramics Sculptors exhibition will be open from April 23rd through May 24th. Special weekend showings that open Friday, April 25th and run through Sunday, April 27th include free exhibitions of ceramic work by art students from 30 colleges and universities, as well as exhibitions of ceramic work by well-known local artists at ten other Davis locations. Free shuttle service will be provided to all exhibitions. In addition to the Ceramics Festival, there will be a weekend ceramics conference with presentations by professionals and enthusiasts in the field. For schedule information or to register for this part of the conference, please go the gallery website at Sponsored in part by a grant by the Downtown Davis Business Association.FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact the John Natsoulas Gallery at (530) 756-3938. 521 First Street, Davis, CA 95616 530/756-3938~Fax: 756-3961 email:

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