Fire Away with The Bascom
By KaT Ford
One of the most anticipated ceramic events of the summer is The Bascom’s Annual Three Potters Symposium, held on June 15, from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. in the Dave Drake Studio.
In its ninth year, this event hosts three talented ceramic artists from the region for a day of public demonstrations and dialogue. If a piano was a potter’s wheel, and ragtime was a throwing technique, audience members would likely consider the energy of this back-and-forth banter something akin to a dueling piano experience.
Attendees will enjoy listening to Amy Sanders, Jenn Mecca, and Kristin Shoonover talk about their inspiration and processes as they demonstrate a variety of wheel-thrown techniques, with a focus on slab construction, thrown and altered forms, and layered slip decoration. In conjunction with the symposium demonstrations, visit The Bascom’s Greehey Atrium Gallery to view and shop for work from these artists and many more. The exhibition of work will be on display and for sale until the end of July. The Bascom would like to thank the sponsors of its Annual Three Potters Symposium – Mike and Virginia Campbell.
Ceramics lovers and art enthusiasts will also have the opportunity to shop from a huge selection of local pottery during The Bascom’s Eighth Annual Summer Pottery Sale, July 26 through 28 from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Shoppers will enjoy unique pottery with an added bonus of demonstrations, including wheel-throwing, sculpture, hand-building, carving, and sgraffito. All pieces available for purchase in this sale are created by studio members in the historic Dave Drake Studio, which offers a variety of private classes and group workshops for all ages and skill levels.