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The Gulf Coast Kiln Walk Society presented

The 2014


               The conference was a great success!
                       Below is for information only.
                       Visit this site often for news of the return
                       of the Clay Conference in 2016!

A Conference for Wood Fired Pottery, Kilns and Glazes     

Weds. PM Feb. 5Lecture and Slide Show,  PSC (Location 1 below)
Thurs, Fri.Feb. 6, 7 Workshops, Exhibits and Demos PSC
Sat. Feb. 8 Woodstoke Pottery and Kiln Festival Kiln Walk, Navarre FL (Location 2 below)
Schedule: click for the detailed schedule.
Location 1:  Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts, Bldg 15, SW Corner,
Pensacola State College (PSC)
1000 College Blvd, Pensacola, FL           (click for directions)
The Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts, Bldg 15, is at
the SW Corner of the PSC campus, at the eastern quadrant of
the intersection of North 9th Avenue with Airport Boulevard.
It can be cool inside this building- bring a wrap or two ...
Location 2:  Kiln Walk Society site,
Navarre, FL at Hwy 87 and Buckeye Drive        (click for directions)
Lodging /
(click for details)

The 2014 Gulf Coast Clay Conference will have a lecture and slide show, workshops with demonstrations and a vendor hall with products for clay arts on display and in demonstration.

Tom Coleman (video right) will visit and give a lecture with a slideshow Wednesday evening at PSC (Location 1 above).

Mr. Coleman will continue with his workshop and demonstrations on Thursday and Friday.

Please view his website, for more information about Mr. Coleman including pictures of his pottery, his teaching and workshops experience. Tom Coleman has written many books on pottery and articles for many pottery magazines.

Also, noted PSC art professor and clay artist Bill Clover will host a workshop entitled "Can you handle it?" Friday afternoon at 1:00 PM.

He will be assisted by Holly Hill potter Jason Stokes.

Mug exchange
Mugs will be accepted for a fun exchange  ...
Conference attendees are asked to bring a mug for mug exchange. One may bring mugs to registration. These will be on display and, on Friday, mug-bringers may choose someone else's mug to take home.

Vendor tools and products will be raffled off Friday PM.
One may buy a raffle ticket at registration or later from conference volunteers. Proceeds go to conference expenses and the support of the Gulf Coast Kiln Walk Society.

Silent Auction
A silent auction of ceramic art will be held Friday PM.
Donations of one's own ceramic work for the auction is encouraged. Work may be brought to registration or later to conference volunteers. These will be on display at PSC until the auction on Friday. Proceeds go to conference expenses and the support of the Gulf Coast Kiln Walk Society.

T Shirts
Conference T shirts will be available!
Purchase at the conference for $15.00 or order early to specify your size and get the $12.00 early bird price! Click the 'Register' button below to be taken to the online store to order (can be ordered separately or together with registration etc.) Any proceeds go to conference expenses and the support of the Gulf Coast Kiln Walk Society.

Conference Registration:              Registration for the 2014 conference is now closed.

The Woodstoke Pottery and Kiln Festival is held on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Kilnwalk site in Navarre FL. The Anagama kiln and the Ralph Howards Phillips Groundhog kiln will be opened and unloaded after January's firing. Pots from the kilns will be on display and for sale. Kiln Walk logo mugs, cups and bowls will be on sale for Kiln Walk Society funding. This festival is open to the public as well as conference attendees; there is no registration or attendance charge.

Kiln space for the January firings is sold out as of Nov. 9, 2013. One can still visit the GCKW for all purchases (including t-shirts!) as well as conference registration by clicking that button.

Kiln firing participants with pots or work volunteers are directed to the January 2014 kiln loading and firing schedules in the calendar of events (click).

The 2014 Gulf Coast Clay Conference was organized and sponsored by

      PSC Santa Rosa Arts GC Kiln Walk