The 2022 Southwest Kiln Conference is coming to town from Friday, Oct. 7 thru Sunday, Oct. 9 at Silver City's own Western New Mexico University. The WNMU Museum and director Danni Romero are hosting a conference room in the museum for lectures, and WNMU is providing an open space for the firing of the kilns. However, here's what SW Kiln needs from pottery-oriented folks right now:
"We are looking for folks who would like to present subjects on prehistoric pottery making on Friday and would welcome interested parties to send a note back on a subject you may want to present on."
Anyone interested in giving a presentation in the format of their choice can contact SW Kiln directly via their website, at https://www.swkiln.com/contact/. Please share your knowledge as part of this entertaining and informative weekend!
In other updates, Bob Casias of Southwest Kiln reports that:
- WNMU has designated a parking area for conference attendees to park their RVs, trucks, trailers, etc. overnight throughout the conference. There are no RV dump stations or water/electrical hookups at this spot but if interested, contact Southwest Kiln prior to the conference for a map showing where to park if needed.
- If you are planning on being in Silver City on Thursday October 6, Southwest Kiln will meet at the museum around noon to go out and collect firewood for the firings. They will appreciate everyone's help with this effort.
- Tori Hoopes will be holding a demonstration on Friday evening, October 7, between 6:00-8:00, on building corrugated pots. Tori is a talented potter and her demonstration of her techniques will be terrific.
- Registration is now open on the Southwest Kiln website! Please register as early as possible so Southwest Kiln can plan for the conference dinner and T-shirt purchases; see the T-shirt design on their registration page (spoiler: it's a Mimbres bat!). Southwest Kiln asks that folks put in their order prior to September 1, so that all T-shirts are ready for the kickoff of the conference.