Arrowmont! by Emily Schroeder Willis

This summer I had a great time teaching a hand-building workshop at Arrowmont.  I had the best students and we had such a great time together.  Arrowmont has added a great new kiln yard and upgraded the class room facilities, so our time together was even better than ever!  It was great weather and everyone worked so hard the entire week!  On the last day we all created clay crowns, which I personally, think were the most fun! 

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Generational shift by Emily Schroeder Willis

So this month, not one, but TWO articles came out in two different magazines.  I knew about the article in Ceramics Monthly, but I didn't know about the plug in Ceramic Review! So that was a real treat to see that!

Almost two months ago now, I cam back from Arrowmonts Utilitarian Clay Symposium and I was really energized and invigorated by that time together.  So much so, that i began writing a little something, just for my own personal record. Then I thought, "Maybe someone else would want to hear about this?" and so I sent a note to Ceramics Monthly with my article and asked if they would be interested and lo and behold, they were!

The article is a little insight into some of the ideas and conversations that went on late into the night at UC6. It was so great and I feel very fortunate to have had such great artists for company.  If you have read it, I would love to hear your thoughts, even if you didn't go to the conference!  You can pick up a copy at any large bookseller.


So much to say, so much to say. by Emily Schroeder Willis

I think I could honestly type for the next 3 days straight with all of the fun and incredible things that have occured over the past week. I got home from Arrowomont on Sunday with a great group of new friends and endless amounts of inspiration.  What a joy!

I also just discovered that I was selected as plate #1000 for the Plate a Day blog which is one of my favorite blogs to pop in on. I can't even say honored I am to receive the comments that artist and blogger Carole Epp made for my work!

Here is the post

#1000 Plates

All of that to say...I am heading out tomorrow to do a workshop in DC at the Lee Arts Center for 2 days and then I will be back again and hopefully able to post some information and talk a little bit about my experience.

'Til then!


Utilitarian Clay Conference: Celebrate the Object by Emily Schroeder Willis

I have been holding off on posting anything about this until I had the final list of artists and bit more information about the Arrowmont Utilitarian Clay Conference this fall, but the cat is finally out of the bag!  Registration starts in a couple of weeks and it is limited to only 200 people, Wowza! That's not too many!

So sign up right away if you want to go.  Here's the crew of presenters (I am so excited to hang out with these artists for a week!):  Jen Allen · Nicholas Bivins · Blair Clemo · Sunshine Cobb · Molly Hatch · Bryan Hopkins · Brian Jones · Lindsay Oesterritter · Doug Peltzman · Peter Pinnell · Monica Ripley · Emily Schroeder Willis · Deborah Schwartzkopf · Kevin Snipes · Shawn Spangler · Shoko Teruyama · gwendolyn yoppolo