Michigan Mud: Expanding Community is brought to you in collaboration with Michigan Ceramic Art Association (MCAA) and Albion College. This day long biennial conference will be held on the Albion College campus and will showcases the excellence of ceramic art in its diversity of techniques. This community event is open to the public and features nationally-renowned ceramics artists providing demonstrations and lectures, a student cup show, vendor tables, and presenters exhibition to benefit MCAA student scholarships.
Featured Keynote Speaker: Ben Carter is a studio potter, workshop leader, and social media enthusiast based in Santa Cruz, CA. He received his BFA in ceramics/painting from Appalachian State University and his MFA in ceramics from the University of Florida. His professional experience includes being an artist-in-residence at the Odyssey Center for Ceramic Art in Asheville, NC, as well as Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, CO, the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT, and the Ceramic Research Center Guldagergaard in Skelskor, Denmark. From 2010-2012 he served as the Education Director of the Pottery Workshop in Shanghai, China. He has lectured and presented workshops at universities and craft centers in the United States, Canada, China, Australia, and New Zealand. He has exhibited internationally in numerous invitational and juried shows, and was named 2016 Ceramic Artist of the Year by Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated.
Presentations and Demonstrations presented by:
Lectures presented by:
Anthony Schaller, Schaller Gallery
Michigan Mud Afterglow Party
Your Michigan Mud conference experience won’t be complete without visiting Ken Shenstone’s beautifully crafted studio and VERY large Anagama kiln. Built mostly out of recycled materials on 6 acres, the studio complex was designed as a community art center with multiple kilns and work spaces.
Join us a few miles down the road after the conference for an Afterglow at Ken’s studio. You are invited to feast on gourmet tacos, mingle and network in this unique setting while participating in festivities, including a burning sculpture!
Your $20 ticket includes entrance fee and your meal.
Early Bird: $95
Standard Registration: $105
Early Bird registration ends on September 30 at midnight
Student Registration: $30
Applies to high school, undergraduate, and post-graduate students
MCAA members receive a $20 discount on tickets.
Share your experience with clay and ceramics at our “Clay @ The Moth” storytelling series during lunch at Michigan Mud. From stories about how you were drawn to clay to the unique experiences that ceramics bring to our lives, bring your best stories to the conference and help expand our ceramics community.
– Sign up available through the day, first come-first serve
– 5 minute storytelling time-limit
– open to all attendees with stories related to ceramics
– Clay @ The Moth to take place during lunch
|Michigan Mud: Expanding Community |
October 14, 2017
|Welcome to Michigan Mud 2017! We hope this event provides valuable information and inspiration. Thank you to our host, Albion College!||Presenter Exhibtition | Bobbitt Gallery |
8:00 am - 5:00 pm | Sale beginning at 4:30 pm
|Student Cup Show | Science Center Lobby|
8:00 am - 5:00 pm | Judged Awards Presented at 4:30 pm
|Vendor Tables and Jackson Potters Guild Store | Science Center|
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
|8:00 AM - 9:00 AM||Registration & Coffee | Science Center||TRACK 1|
Bobbot Rm 213
Bobbitt 2 Lab
|9:00 AM - 10:00 AM||Ben Carter Demo||Firth MacMillan Demo||Israel Davis Demo Imagery and Transfer Printing||10:00 AM - 10:50 AM||Ben Carter Demo||Firth MacMillan Demo||Israel Davis Demo||Lisa Truax Lecture||10:50 AM - 11:00 AM||BREAK|
|11:00 AM - 12:00 PM|
|Ben Carter Keynote Lecture | Science Center @ Norris 101||12:00 PM||Buffet Lunch | Science Center Atrium|
|12:30 PM - 1:15 PM||CLAY @ THE MOTH | Science Center Atrium|
|1:30 PM - 2:20 PM||Ben Carter Demo||Ben Lambert & Clayton Keyes Demo||Stephanie Galli Demo|
|2:20 PM - 2:30 PM||BREAK|
|2:30 PM - 3:30 PM||Ben Carter Demo||Ben Lambert & Clayton Keyes Demo||Stephanie Galli Demo||Schaller Gallery Lecture and Discussion|
|3:30 PM - 4:30 PM ||Ben Carter Demo||Ben Lambert & Clayton Keyes Demo||Stephanie Galli Demo||4:30 PM - 5:00 PM ||Student Cup Show | Awards Presented
Science Center Atrium
|4:30 PM - 5:00 PM||Presenters Exhibition Sale Bobbitt Gallery|