Save the Dates: Bowlaton!
Special Instructions for every Bowl-a-thon
All participants of the Bowl-a-Thons held in the Ceramics Studio at the Southwest School of Art must adhere to following guidelines
.-only use the clay that is provided by the San Antonio Potter’s Guild at the time of the event
- work must be finished during the weekend event, and will be left in the studio for bisque firing-volunteers will be needed for loading/unloading the electric kilns for the bisque firing.
The firing schedule will be worked out with SSA’s ceramics department faculty in advance.
-use only the glazes that the bowl-a-thon leader has designated as “for empty bowl use”-bowls that do not get glazed during the glazing weekend, will be boxed up and saved for the next bowl-a-thon event.
No access to the ceramics studio is allowed for glazing bowls after the glazing weekend.
If someone is unable to attend the glazing weekend, then they must wait to glaze their bowls until the following bowl-a-thon event.
-volunteers will be needed to help load the gas kilns as well as unload the gas kilns
-Blake Kennedy, Ceramics Department Studio tech, will take care of firing of the gas kilns-volunteers will be needed to help unload, box up, and remove finished bowls from the ceramics studio. This includes all finished and unglazed work.
Storage space is not available in the Ceramics Studio due to the number of students and classes in the department.
-under no circumstances are participants allowed to bring in clay or bisque ware from their home studios or other studio spaces
Due to several incidents of low fire clay getting into the high fire kiln, there will be no exceptions to these guidelines. Unfortunately, the department is having to be very strict on this. Several shelves have been ruined, and we cannot allow that type of mistake to keep happening. The SAPG Board supports all the requirements of the SSA Ceramic department.
Thank youSAPG Board
The San Antonio Potters Guild was established as a nonprofit organization in 1995. The membership is diverse, representing working potters, sculptural artists, and students, as well as supporters of the ceramic arts. The mission of the San Antonio Potters Guild is to provide a forum for the purpose of education and encouragement of its members and to promote public interest in the ceramic arts. We do this through our charity event Empty Bowls, annual juried exhibition, scholarships, a members’ art sale, and various workshops and monthly demonstrations. Membership is open to potters as well as friends and sponsors interested in the field.