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STARworks

100 Russell Drive

Star, NC 27356

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Woodfire NC 2020 - EnVision is an International Woodfire Conference at STARworks in Star, N.C. It is a collaboration between STARworks, the North Carolina Pottery Center, and the woodfire potters of North Carolina. The conference will be preceded by several firing workshops across the state.

Main Conference: May 28 - 31

The main conference includes a series of interviewers, panelists, lecturers and demonstrations that will explore all aspects of wood firing, beginning with a lively discussion of "Why Woodfire." An examinatin of the role clay has in the woodfire practice and other topics, including community, sculpture, glaze, kiln design and marketing will follow. Plenary lectures and keynote addresses from some of the field's most noted thinkers, as well as simultaneous demonstrations featuring sculptors and functional pottery makers will be interspersed throughout the proceedings. There will be an opening reception at the NC Pottery Center, May 28, 5pm.

NC Mountains Pre-Conference: May 21 - 27

Seven days filled with firings, exhibitions, demonstrations, studio tours, feasts, parties, music and the tango, featuring guest artists Neill Hoffmann, Henry Crissman and James Kasper. Participants will experience an array of different firing styles and see their own work fired with a variety of unique effects. Five kilns, each with a distinct style, will be fired at two kiln sites, featuring firings with Josh Copus and Joey Sheehan. The Penland Tour includes Michael Hunt, Naomi Dalglish, Courtney Martin and Shane Mickey. The Kiln South Tour includes David Vorhees, Dan Magie and Andrew Stephenson.

Seagrove Pre-Conference: May 23 - 27

Five days of exhibitions, pottery tours, wood kiln firings, special evening events and opportunities to participate in firing shifts, featuring guest artists Ken Matsuzaki, Randy Johnston, Chris Gustin, John Neely and Jari Vesterinen. Participants will have the opportunity to contribute pots to three of sx kilns being fired, including firings with Ben Owen III, Anne Pärtna, Fred Johnston, Michael and Levi Mahan, Sid and Matt Luck, and Takuro and Hitomi Shibata. Participants are welcome to visit all firings, but will only be allowed to put pots in three firings unless otherwise notified.

For more information, visit www.WoodfireNC.com. For questions, email contact@woodfirenc.com or call (910) 428-9001.

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