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  • Octogenarian Potter Lou Ann Gallanar

    In many ways, a piece of artwork is a hidden trove of the life experience of the artist, waiting for the appreciator to unearth and interpret through the filter of personal experience.  Octogenarian Lou Ann Gallanar understands the mysteries of artistic communication, with decades of expression in clay throughout her many life journeys.  From a recreational class offered by a southern California park program through exhibits and teaching at art centers, the recently widowed 88-year-old Gallanar works on new “series” in her garage studio, still reaching out to communicate through clay.
  • Clay Art Center Seeks Studio Manager

    Position: Studio Manager Location: Port Chester, NY Salary: $32,000-36,000 Clay Art Center, a nationally recognized non-profit center for the advan...
  • Ceramic Supply Chicago to Lead Raku Firing at Local Middle School

    Customers at Ceramic Supply Chicago are familiar with Dan Merkel, the technician/educator/artist who is always at the ready to help patrons.  Since joining CSC in the summer of 2018, Merkel has been instrumental in expanding community programs, especially through the Saturday Artist Series and school outreach.  Merkel has recently been helping a group of middle students at Murphy Middle School in the Oswego District 308 through their Art Club and will oversee a full day of raku firing there in April.
  • Ceramics Educator Michael Harbridge to Offer Hands-on Workshop at CSC

    Ceramic Supply Chicago’s next Saturday artist presentation on March 14 will feature noted educator Michael Harbridge.   The Educational Arts Manager at Royal & Langnickel Brush Manufacturing, Harbridge is known for his many instructional online videos and webinars.  He plans to teach and demonstrate two techniques for CSC customers: Decorative Banding and Decorating with Alcohol Markers.
  • Special Event for CSC's Second Saturday

    West Virginia University’s Shoji Satake, with his legendary program with the Jingdezcen Ceramic Institute has made West Virginia University a leader in ceramic education.  Chicago potters will have a rare opportunity to meet Satake and hear about his experience working in China and developing an industrial ceramics program at WVU on Saturday, February 8 at Ceramic Supply Chicago.
  • CSC to Host Technical Expert Julie Hregdovic

    Ceramic Supply Chicago is pleased to welcome Julie Hregdovic on Saturday, January 11 as part of its ongoing Saturday Visiting Artist series.  Chicago area artists will not want to miss this informative session with Standard Ceramic Supply’s Technical Director.
  • Master Potter Eric Jensen to Visit CSC

    Guided by a simple philosophy, Chicago potter Eric Jensen has successfully practiced his art over the course of a lifetime.  “I try to make something simple that conveys what I care about,” he explains.  One of the original studio members of Chicago’s Lillstreet (when it really was on Lill Street), Jensen creates functional pieces in his North Center studio, which he shares with painter Ed Hinkley.  At Ceramic Supply Chicago’s December Saturday demonstration, Jensen will share his thinking about the creative process and the more practical aspects of making a career as an artist.
  • Spectrum Glazes Visits Ceramic Supply Chicago

    Spectrum Glazes of Concord, Ontario in Canada is a world-wide distributor of quality kiln fired finishes for all types of ceramic products.  Spectrum’s Sales and Support representative Ian Chung will visit Ceramic Supply Chicago on Saturday, November 9 to present a series of sessions about the complexities of the glazing process.
  • Clay Art Center Celebrates at Annual Benefit

    For nearly a lifetime, Clay Art Center in Port Chester, New York has promoted the benefits of art education through the hands-on medium of clay. Each fall, since 2007, students, instructors, administrators, board members, and contributors pause to celebrate the history and accomplishments of this eminent arts organization at its annual benefit. 

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  • Clay Art Center Celebrates at Annual Benefit

    For nearly a lifetime, Clay Art Center in Port Chester, New York has promoted the benefits of art education through the hands-on medium of clay. Each fall, since 2007, students, instructors, administrators, board members, and contributors pause to celebrate the history and accomplishments of this eminent arts organization at its annual benefit. 
  • AMACO’s Diana Faris Presents Glazing Workshop at CSC

    AMACO Director of Educational Outreach Diana Fariswill be at Ceramic Supply Chicago on Saturday, September 14 to offer guidance and instruction in the use of glazes, an area that she says is often overlooked in ceramic education.  Ceramic artists from the Chicago area will be able to spend the day learning and experimenting with this noted ceramic expert.
  • Mayco Glaze Expert Todd Hickerson to Present Workshop

    Chicagoland potters will have an opportunity to expand their knowledge of glazes on Saturday, August 10 at Ceramic Supply Chicago’s Saturday workshop series.  Mayco’s Todd Hickerson will offer a hands-on workshop featuring Mayco’s new cratered Magma and Stoneware Crystal glazes, among others.