The 2022 Southwest Kiln Conference is coming to town from Thursday, Oct. 6 thru Sunday, Oct. 9 at Silver City's own Western New Mexico University. Everyone is welcome and the conference is free. Expect to meet potters who work in a variety of ceramic traditions, making replicas of Anasazi, Hohokam and Mogollon pottery, offering glimpses of the entire process from collecting raw clay to forming and firing pots.
WNMU and museum 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. WNMU will also provide overnight parking for conference attendees who intend to boondock; contact Southwest Kiln for parking location and other details.
Southwest Kiln will also be grateful to hear from you if you can help them collect firewood on Thursday, October 6, for the pottery firing on the morning of Saturday, October 8. Also contact Southwest Kiln ASAP if you want to make a presentation on Friday, October 7, on some aspect of prehistoric pottery making.
Let's all have fun at this indoor-outdoor weekend!