It's not too late to join us for our Bowl-a-thon.
Come join us in our service to the homeless and hungry. SAMM Ministry is counting on us.
Saturday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Southwest School of Art
All bowls thrown will go to support our Empty Bowl event in the Spring. Come for the day or any amount of time you can donate to the cause.
Balcones and Balcones white clay have been provided by the SAPG.
Light snacks will be provided. If you want please bring something easy to share.
If you've ever wanted to learn more about alternative firing techniques, or just want a fun weekend of playing with fire and clay, then this is the workshop for you!
Robert Escamilla and John Nelson will lead a two-day workshop on alternative firing techniques, including raku, horse hair, and more.
Friday November 6 6pm-9pm
Saturday November 7 8am-4pm
Friday: Discuss glazing (recipes included) and prepare sager/bisque pieces for Saturday morning firing. Potluck dinner. Alternative fire vessels will be available at a nominal cost (some burnished for sagar and horse hair).
Saturday: Fire sager; fire raku; fire horse hair; three kilns will be going full blast during the day. Demos on sand blasting and throwing. Plean on a potluck lunch while kilns are firing.
Note: Vessels should be no larger than 6” wide and 10” tall. A clay with grog or sand, such as one formulated for
Raku, is the best to fire. However B-mix with sand or Balcones will normally work. Remember that the shock a vessel goes through when doing this type of firing enhances the chances that the piece will crack.
Register Today!! Spaces are limited!!
Send contact information (phone #, email address, mailing address) along with check.
Make checks payable to San Antonio Potters Guild and mail to
SAPG: Attn: Lucy Springs, PO Box 460863, San Antonio, TX
*$5 discount for registering before Oct. 1, 2015
**SAPG Members, you will receive a $10 discount for every non-member you have register
Earthenware, Ornament and Assemblage:
Mixed Media inspirations by Lyn Belisle
Lyn Belisle has been a working artist and teacher for five decades. She studied production pottery with Tracy Dotson and hand building with Jerry Alexander at the San Antonio Art Institute, and collaborated in kiln-building and studio work with Roger Travis. Her current work includes small hand-built earthenware components which she incorporates into assemblage and other mixed media explorations. These pieces are shown at La Vida Gallery in San Antonio and Dan Pfeiffer Gallery in Fredericksburg.
After a long career teaching art in public school and computer science at Trinity University, Lyn founded her own studio in January of 2013. Lyn Belisle Studio (A Place of Creative Belonging) is both a teaching lab and a work space for artistic experiment and production. She has an active shop on Etsy for her small clay “Earth Shards,” which are sold worldwide.
In this program, Lyn will describe how she uses low-fire unglazed earthenware in her artwork and show examples of her assemblages and collages in series and in single pieces. Participants will have a chance to try various finished on small, unglazed objects including walnut ink, acrylic finishes, and metallic waxes.
RSVP today via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or text (210-415-0202).