CRYSTAL LAKE – A two-day pottery demonstration conference will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Luecht Conference Center at McHenry County College, 8900 Route 14 in Crystal Lake.
Emily Reason, a full-time potter in her Marshall, N.C., studio, who exhibits her work and teaches throughout the country, will demonstrate how she creates wheel-thrown functional work using porcelain, carving techniques and a gas-reduction firing process.
She is the author of “Ceramics for Beginners: Wheel Throwing.”
Reason will cover throwing, trimming, carving, brush-working and embellishing pieces.
She will share tips for working with porcelain and explain how she makes decisions about form and surface in her work.
As a group, attendees will discuss motivation for making pottery, from inspiration to making a living as a potter.
The cost is $125 for both days; $115 for MCC students and Clayworkers’ Guild members. For one day, the fee is $70 and $65 for MCC students and Clayworkers’ Guild members. The fee includes continental breakfast and lunch. A $25 fee will be added for registering at the door.
To register with a credit card, call the MCC Registration Office at 815-455-8588. Continuing Professional Development Units will be available.
For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Amy Carzoli at 815-455-8764 or Kristine Emrich at 815-479-7570.
Information also is available at www.mchenry.edu/pottery.