Rhonda Willers


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The Potters Cast: Podcast Interview :|: June 2019
Talking Terra Sig |
Interview by Paul Blais of The Potters Cast podcast. We talk about my background, how I came to clay, all things terra sigillata, and what made me write a book. Visit: http://ThePottersCast.com/533 or download via iTunes

Article: Pottery Making Illustrated, Painting with Terra Sigillata :|: July/August 2019
Painting with Terra Sigillata |
Pioneered by Betty Woodman, using terra sigillata as a painting medium on paper is yet another application of this material. The properties of terra sigillata allow for it to adhere well to absorbant surfaces in its unfired state. More about this technique in the article and in my book, Terra Sigillata: Contemporary Techniques
. Visit: https://ceramicartsnetwork.org/toc/pottery-making-illustrated-jul-aug-2019/

Eau Claire Artist Market at Phoenix Park
Next Date I will be there: Saturday, July 6th | 7:30am - 1:00pm
Phoenix Park, Eau Claire, WI

Keynote Speaker: Red Handed Symposium :|: May 29-31, 2020
Red Handed Symposium |
Save the dates to join the fun at the Red Handed Symposium, hosted at The Clay Lady's Campus in Nashville, TN. I'll be giving the keynote on Friday, May 29th and selling work and books throughout the symposium. The event features workshops by: Mike Cinelli, Liz Zlot Summerfield, Amy Sanders, and Ronan Peterson. They will also be selling their fabulous art! The event is limited to 100 participants - registration opens December 2019
. Visit: https://redhanded.theclaylady.com/

Book Publication
:|: February 2019
Terra Sigillata: Contemporary Techniques
| Publisher: The American Ceramic Society. Available to purchase via Ceramic Arts Network online store, Amazon, Target, Baker & Taylor
Follow Instagram: @contemporary_terra_sigillata for more information

:|: 2019
The Persistence of Mingei: Influence Through Four Generations of Ceramic Artists
Curated by: Randy Johnston (guest curator), Lyndel King (WAM director), Diane Mullin (WAM senior curator) | Catalog produced: Essays by Robert Silberman, Randy Johnston
March 2019 - March, 2021 | Weisman Art Museum | Minneapolis, MN
Reception Weisman Art Museum: Thursday, March 28, 2019 (5-9pm), during NCECA Minneapolis! | Reception is Free and Open to the Public

Women Who Teach | Curated by: Monica Rudquist
March 18-30, 2019 | Reception: Friday, March 29, 2019, during NCECA Minneapolis!
Visual Arts Building, 2nd Floor | St. Catherine University | Minneapolis, MN
For more information visit: gallery.stkate.edu/exhibitions/nceca-st-kates

Crowns | Curated by: Jessica Gardner
October 2019 - March 2020 | Reception: TBD
Canton Museum of Art | Canton, OH
This exhibition will include new works by each artist from the 2018 touring version of the exhibition.

Sales :|: 2019
ArtOPENer | www.artopener.com
Friday, May 3 (4pm-8pm) | Saturday & Sunday, May 4,5 (10am-5pm)
Guest: Spiritworks Pottery, Afton, MN

Western Wisconsin Pottery Tour | www.westernwisconsinpotterytour.com
Friday & Saturday, September 27, 28 (10am-5pm) | Sunday, September 29 (11am-4pm)
Guest Artist: Randy Johnston & Jan McKeachie-Johnston, River Falls, WI

Additional Terra Sigillata Resources & Recent Lectures :|: Demonstrations
Research Co-Lecture with Pete Pinnell: Terra Sigillata: Lost & Found, 2018 NCECA
A 60-minute co-lecture with Pete Pinnell and myself from the 2018 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Annual Conference. The co-lecture focuses on the history of terra sigillata (by Pete Pinnell) and introduces contemporary ceramic artists using terra sigillata (by Rhonda Willers). Click here to view video.

Demonstration Video: Weathered Surfaces & Earthenware Handbuilding
2014 NCECA Process Room Demonstration

Edited version of a 30-minute demonstration from the 2014 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Annual Conference. The demonstration focuses on the use of Terra Sigillatas and Washes to create weathered surfaces on Earthenware. Click here to view video. Note: The handout mentioned in the video is no longer available, but three articles are available via Pottery Making Illustrated, click here.




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