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Thursday, February 29th | 1pm EST

Claire Rodgers & Janice Merendino

Celebrate our 50th anniversary year by joining us to talk with our Founders & Foundations about their experiences at The Clay Studio over the years.

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Thursday, March 7 | 1pm EST

Jill Bonovitz & Helen Drutt

Celebrate our 50th anniversary year by joining us to talk with our Founders & Foundations about their experiences at The Clay Studio over the years.

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Thursday, February 1st | 1pm EST

Syd Carpenter & Martha Jackson Jarvis

Celebrate our 50th anniversary year by joining us to talk with our Founders & Foundations about their experiences at The Clay Studio over the years.

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Thursday March 14 | 1pm EST

Amy Sarner Williams & Ken Vavrek

Celebrate our 50th anniversary year by joining us to talk with our Founders & Foundations about their experiences at The Clay Studio over the years.

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Thursday March 28 | 1pm EST

Kathie Regan Dalzell & Kathryn Narrow

Celebrate our 50th anniversary year by joining us to talk with our Founders & Foundations about their experiences at The Clay Studio over the years.

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Past Talks

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Thursday, December 7, 2023 | 1pm EST

David Grant: Geology and Local Glazes at Highland Pottery

Click the link to register and a link will be emailed to you immediately. Join us to hear from David Grant in Sutherland, Scotland, where his Highland Pottery produces wares with locally sourced glazes. He'll discuss how they study geology and create the glazes.

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Thursday, November 9 | 1pm

Kyungmin Park and Joon Hee Kim

Join Jennifer Zwilling in conversation with Kyungmin Park and Joon Hee Kim, two artists featured in Between Horizons, to hear about their experiences making art and their journeys from South Korea to North America.

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Special Time | Thursday, June 29 | 6:30 - 8pm | In Person or by Zoom

Gone & For Ever Documentary premier and Discussion Panel

Join us in person or on zoom for the premiere of the Gone & For Ever documentary and a panel discussion with the creator Alex Stadler, and participants, Abdul-Aliy Muhammad, Anne Ishii and others. The film was produced by Stadler and Greenhouse Productions.

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Clay & Conversation

Thursday, June 8 | 1 PM

Executive Director Jennifer Martin will talk with us about her new body of work and how the new building project aligns with her artistic output.

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Special Time | Saturday, June 3 | 1pm | In Person or by Zoom

Heather Mae Erickson and Travis Rountree: Pride Pots

We will discuss Pride Pots, Erickson's experiential, socially engaged project that cultivated over twenty-five cultural events promoting LGBTQ+ visibility in the communities surrounding the University of Western Carolina. The talk will be followed by a hands-on event.

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Thursday, April 13 | 1 pm est

Meet Tip Toland & Sergei Isupov

Tip Toland and Sergei Isupov are two of the dozen artists whose work appears in Figuring Space, an exhibition of life-size ceramic figurative sculpture. We are thrilled to have these talented artists as guests to ask them about their inspirations for the ideas and styles of their work.

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Thursday, April 6 | 1 pm est

Meet Roxanne Swentzell

Roxanne is one of the dozen artists whose work appears in Figuring Space, an exhibition of life-size ceramic figurative sculpture. We are thrilled to have this talented artist as a guest to ask her about her inspirations for the ideas and styles of her work.

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Thursday, March 30 | 1 pm est

Meet Christina West and Chris Rodgers

Christina and Chris both reinterpreted Ancient Greek sculptures for their work exhibited in Figuring Space. Join us to talk about what it means to examine work made thousands of years ago to make something new.

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Thursday, March 16 | 1 pm est

Meet Cristina Córdova

Cristina is one of the dozen artists whose work appears in Figuring Space, an exhibition of life-size ceramic figurative sculpture. We are thrilled to have this talented artist as a guest to ask her about her inspirations for the ideas and styles of her work.

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Thursday, March 2 | 1 pm est

Meet Kensuke Yamada and Kyungmin Park

Both Kensuke and Kyungmin's sculptures are about human emotions in response to the difficult issues facing our world today. Both manage to show difficult feelings along with hope.

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Thursday, February 23 | 1 pm est

Meet Jonathan Christensen Caballero and Victoria Walton

Jonathan and Victoria are two of the dozen artists whose work appears in Figuring Space, an exhibition of life-size ceramic figurative sculpture.

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Thursday, January 26 | 1 pm est

Meet Juan Barroso

Juan Barroso says about his work "My work is about Mexican labor and the plight, struggle, hope, and heritage of Mexican immigrants. With the current political administration enforcing policies that dehumanize and force immigrants into the shadows, recognizing an immigrant’s humanity is vital. Notions of us or them deteriorate and it becomes clear that we are all working and fighting to provide a shelter and a decent meal for ourselves, and often a family. As the son of immigrant parents, I hope to pay homage to my people and the dignity of their labor. I mix 2-dimensional imagery, influenced by personal narratives, with 3-dimensional functional forms."

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