Midwest Clay Online 

Join us for this online event on October 10th.

Midwest Clay Online

Hosted by Iowa Ceramics Center

and Glass Studio

Theme: “Midwest Landscape”

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

9:15 am — 2:30 pm

The Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio of Cedar Rapids, Iowa is pleased to host ‘Midwest Clay Online’. This free virtual event will bring together the ceramic community to share information and explore areas of common interest. Local potters and educators will be among the participants in this online event.  This online Zoom conference will be an interactive virtual experience, with plenty of time for participant’s questions and group discussions.​​​​​​​ This event aims to bring together the often-disparate groups of amateur potters, professional ceramic artists and students, to network and to learn from one-another. 

 

Presenters throughout the day include:

·         Chotsani Elaine Dean

·         April D Felipe

·         Norleen Nosri

·         Deshun Peoples

·         Joyce St Clair-Voltz

·         Greg Van Dusseldorp

·         Lars Voltz

 

Registration is free to all who register online. The conference will begin at 9:15 am via Zoom and end at approximately 2:30 pm.   Please see the conference schedule below.   The event and will feature various presentations and speakers throughout the day.  Participants can enjoy the Zoom conference in its entirety, or choose to only login for various speakers throughout the day.  After completion of your online registration, you will later receive an email with information that  includes the Zoom link for the event.  When you receive this information, please be sure to save this document on your computer so you can reference it on October 10th. 

 

Register online and we will 

see you virtually on October 10th

Midwest Clay Online: Schedule of Online Events

 

9:15 AM                  ONLINE CONFERENCE ROOM OPEN

Coffee/Tea Social Pre-conference

Brew your beverage of choice, bring your favorite coffee mug or tea cup to share and chat it up with other event attendees and conference participants.

Zoom Link available with Free registration at www.iowaceramicscenter.org

 

9:50 AM                  FIRST GIVE AWAY!!! 

Recipient(s) will be chosen by a random number generator and must be on the conference call to claim their giveaway.  Recipients can receive only one giveaway during this online event.

 

10:00 AM                KICK-OFF 

Welcome 

Overview of the online schedule and welcome from coordinators

Ellen Kleckner and Zach Wollert.

        

10:15 AM                College, Community Studios, and Craft Schools: An Education Through 

Clay (FACEBOOK LIVE)

A presentation followed by open discussion with attendees of personal experiences and the educational ceramic offerings that community studios, college, and craft schools provide.  

Presenters: Joyce St Clair Voltz and Lars Voltz 

11:00 AM               Pellagama: The Dusseldorp Experience 

Iowa has a strong community of ceramic artists who woodfire.  Greg Van Dusseldorp has held firings at his wood kiln in Pella, Iowa with professionals and students.  At 10:45AM Greg will join the conversation with Joyce and Lars to share his ceramic and wood firing experience.

Presenter: Greg Van Dusseldorp

11:15 AM                Open Discussion: College, Community Studios, and Craft Schools.

 Bring your learning experiences to share in this open discussion forum. 

Questions may be asked by moderators to facilitate discussion. 

 Moderators: Joyce St Clair Voltz, Lars Voltz, and Greg Van Dusseldorp.

 

11:40 AM                SECOND GIVEAWAY!!!

Recipient(s) will be chosen by a random number generator and must be on the conference call to claim their giveaway.  Recipients can receive only one giveaway during this online event.

 

11:45am                  INTERMISSION

12:00 PM                Panel Discussion

The Academic Bridge (working title, could be listed as tba…?

A panel discussion with ceramic artists whom have ties to an education in clay through the Midwest.  These artists will share their ceramic work and experience in individual presentations followed by a group discussion led by the moderator.

Moderator:  Chotsani Elaine Dean

Panelists: Norleen Nosri, Deshun Peoples, April Felipe

 

1:30 PM                  FINAL GIVEAWAY!!!

Recipient(s) will be chosen by a random number generator and must be on the conference call to claim their giveaway.  Recipients can receive only one giveaway during this online event.

        

1:30pm                WRAP-UP

 Closing remarks with Ellen Kleckner and Zach Wollert.