Thursday, December 26, 2013

Tom Coleman Workshop


Presented by The Gulf Coast Kiln Walk Society

Featuring Tom Coleman and Bill Clover
February 5, 6, 7, and 8th, 2014

(Major presentations on the 6th 7th, Special events on the 5st and 8th)

Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts at Pensacola State College, Pensacola, FL and The Kiln Walk Anagama Site, Navarre, FL
Register at

Fee: $95.00

Or mail to: Tom Grow, 1060 Fort Pickens Road 
Pensacola Beach, FL 32561 

For more information contact: Robin Zehr, Chairman 850-554-3829
Spend four days with master potter Tom Coleman, who will share his experiences and philosophy on working as a clay artist for the last 45 years.  On the evening of the 5th he will first present a slide show of his past and present work and give us a brief history of his involvement with porcelain as a medium.  On Thursday 6th he will throw several functional and decorative forms, creating altered pieces.  There will be ongoing discussion and demonstration of different decorating techniques.  On Friday the 7th Tom will assemble the pieces produced the day before, and will discuss various ways of formulating porcelain clay bodies and slips.  He will also go over his glazes and how they are applied.  Talk will touch on how to approach marketing your work and how to take good professional quality photographs of your work for consideration in magazines, books, and entry in fairs and shows. For those interested there will be an opening of the Anagama kiln and the historical Ralph Howard Phillips Groundhog kiln in Navarre on Saturday. Visit our website for more information.
Bill Clover has been the Ceramic Art Director of Pensacola State College and has taught pottery since 1966. He also teaches Digital Imaging. Clover has exhibited in local, regional, and national art exhibitions since 1964 and has judged art exhibitions throughout the southeast. Over his many years of teaching, Bill has mentored numerous students who have gone on to become successful professional potters. His unique style and fun approach to teaching make his courses enjoyable and informative for all who attend. Bill has been, and continues to be, involved in many community fundraising projects. His efforts over the years have helped the local Manna Food Bank raise thousands of dollars through their Pick-a-Bowl and Fill-a-Bowl events.


  1. Sounds like a great event. I love Tom Coleman's work.

  2. I do hope you are getting to attend...

  3. That should be a great workshop.

  4. Hi all, thanks, I am not planning on attending this one but coming up is another one I'll be attending in mid January, stay tuned for more info.

  5. so wish I could go, sadly I have to be a witness in a trial as part of my (real) job. Poor me. Hope you can keep us posted for other ones.


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