TENT TALKS @The Pottery Expo

Slow Clay Centre has been a proud partner and sponsor of The Pottery Expo from 2016 – 2022 by instigating and facilitating a rich program of educational talks and forums. Cheekily naming them the Tent Talks (a nod to the wonderful Ted Talks), our aim has been to educate aspiring clay workers and inspire the general public by deepening their awareness of materials, processes and concepts relating to ceramics. The panel discussions involved many of the artists showing at The Pottery Expo plus external people and the talks were free to all!   

We have sadly decided to call it a day for the Tent Talks at The Pottery Expo, therefore 2022 was our last hurrah. The program was incredibly time consuming to organise and the ravages of Covid have made it difficult for us to continue without financial support. However we hope to pop up somewhere else in the future and in the meantime we pledge to continue our rich program of educational forums in our studio at Slow Clay Centre in Collingwood. We encourage you to sign up to our mailing list to be the first to hear about them. 

A huge thank you to The Pottery Expo for inviting us to partner with them for all these years and to the numerous artists for presenting their incredible work, and to the many, many people who attended our often packed annual program. It’s been a blast! 

Stay tuned because the 2022 films are coming soon!

You can visit the 2021 Tent Talks by watching the videos below: 

Jann Kesby & Rob Barron discuss wood firing and their work

IAC members Prue Venables, Ted Secombe and Jane Sawyer

Sandy Lockwood & Su Hanna discuss wood firing and their work

Kate Jones, Parker Lev Dupain and Judith Roberts raise questions about sustainability

IAC members Janet DeBoos & Sally Walk discuss the IAC and their work