We invite you to join us for an evening of live jazz music, food, drinks, and a silent auction to benefit the 11th Annual CLAY Festival! The event takes place on Saturday, July 2nd, at 7:00 pm at Seedboat Center for the Arts.

Tickets not available at the door. Advance purchase required.

We invite you to join us for an evening of live jazz music,
food, drinks, and a silent auction to benefit
the 11th Annual CLAY Festival!

Saturday, July 2nd, 7pm

Seedboat Center for the Arts, 214 W Yankie Street, Silver City, NM

Cocktail attire ~ $35 per person

Sign up for a CLAY Festival Workshop:

IMPRESSIONS IN CLAY with Catherine Russo

2-day workshop

Join local Silver City artist Catherine Russo for a two-day workshop in her home studio, the Seedboat Center for the Arts.

Participants will be guided through the making of their own "Zen Gems" which is a term Catherine coined for her series of small meditative clay pieces.

Catherine will also demonstrate her building techniques using the textured slabs made during the 1st session. Her demo will include additional texturing, cutting, assembling, shaping and the finishing process.

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PRINTING WITH CLAY with Mary Fischer

3-day workshop

Join Mary Fischer from Dripping Springs, Texas for a three-day workshop at Bear Mountain Lodge.

Mary will use mason stains and slips to demonstrate several different techniques for printing on clay. Participants will also learn to make ceramic ink to use for printing etching plates, linoleum blocks and laser photocopies.

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SCULPTING THE SELF with Jamie Bates Slone

5-day workshop

Jamie Bates Slone is currently an Assistant Professor of Ceramics at the University of Oklahoma. Join her for a five-day workshop at Western New Mexico University.

Students will learn to look at the human face objectively by breaking it down into its' parts. Students will begin by sculpting the eyes, nose, mouth, and ears creating multiple tiles and small vignettes. This exercise will lead to creating a self-portrait out of clay. Each piece will be built solid and hollowed out for complete freedom while sculpting.

The self-portraits will begin with general rules of proportion and will end with a complete detailed image of the sculptor. Anatomy, underlying bone structure, musculature, expression, clay and surface will be discussed. Underglaze decorating techniques will be discussed if time permits.

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2-day workshop

Join Marko Fields for a two-day workshop at the Murray Hotel.

Students will be introduced to carving their own press molds for various uses - tiles, trays, bowls, etc. As well, students will be introduced to easy image transfer methods for inlaid slip and underglaze transfer techniques. Students will be provided a blank plaster slab/mold.

This workshop is results-driven and will include quick demos on handles, cylinders from slabs, cylinders from dowels and better clay boxes/envelope vessels.

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