Wildfire Pottery Showcase 2013
Date & Time:
Saturday, Nov. 2nd, 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, Nov. 3rd, 10 am - 4 pm
Highland School ( Old Kenwood School)
701 NW Newport Ave., Bend, Oregon
The first Wildfire All Pottery Showcase was held in 2005 with an opportunity for you to buy directly from some of Central Oregon's finest potters. Clay Guild of the Cascades sponsors this event to promote our passion for clay and to further clay education in the community. This continues to be the biggest and most exciting ceramic show and sale of the year in Central Oregon!Who is the Clay Guild of the Cascades
– Formed in 2004, the Guild members share a passion about pottery and their role in the community. They have an active membership that supports educational workshops, participates in charitable projects in the community - they work to promote the appreciation of handmade pottery and ceramics.Who will be exhibiting
– over twenty local and guest potters will display and sell their work from individual booths. A selection of the best pieces, the 'Best of the Show' chosen by the artists themselves, will be available for viewing in the gallery in the center of the show. Most pieces in the gallery will be available for sale.What will be happening
– Along with pottery for sale by individual artists, we are featuring continuous ceramic demonstrations in the event hall. This year the Guild will sponsor five $25 gift Raffles. Three raffle drawings will be on Saturday and two on Sunday.What can I do
– Come along to Highland Elementary School and browse the fine works in the gallery, shop 'til you drop, see the demonstrations, see how you can become more involved by talking with Guild members. Children's Clay area will be open throughout the event.Contact:
John Kinder, Wildfire Chairperson541-279-0343
(call or text) or email@example.com
The Best of Show for the 2012 Wildfire Show were Linda Heisserman in the Functional category (left) and Michael Gwinup in the Non-functional category (right).
Membership in CGC is required to participate in Wildfire. If you are not already a member of CGC, please go to our website (http://www.clayguildofthecascades.com/), download a membership application and send it along with your Wildfire application.
Unless work shown at Wildfire is 100% collaborative, each participant must have an individual membership, separate registration form, enough points to participate, do committee work and work shifts. Two participants may share a booth. Both will be assigned committee work and three work shifts.Committee Work and Work shifts
Wildfire is a cooperative show with every member doing his/her part to produce the show. Production of Wildfire is a year-round commitment for many. Since that is not possible for everyone, committee work and work shifts are our opportunity to participate.Committee Work
All booth participants are required to complete committee work. Committee chairs are responsible to contact members of their committee, assign jobs, follow up on job completion and report to Wildfire Chair and/or co-chair. Committee chairs receive points for performing their duties as chair. Committee work is assigned by Committee Placement chair Helen Bommarito. We try to assign work to accommodate your skills, but sometimes we end up learning new skills on jobs we did not expect.Work shifts
Work shifts are jobs completed during Wildfire.
Note on Work shifts and Committee work: Production of Wildfire is a year-round commitment for some of our members. We hope everyone will participate as much as possible.
Full, Half and Group Booth participants are required to complete three work shifts. Failure to fulfill a work shift assignment may result in a 5% increase in commission paid to Showcase. In cases of emergency, commission penalties will be at the discretion of the Steering Committee.
Gallery Only Participants must work two work shifts during Wildfire.
All Clay Guild of the Cascades members are invited to show one piece at a time in the gallery.At Wildfire
Artists are encouraged to be present during Wildfire. They may not employ professional representatives or agents to market their work.Breakage During Wildfire
Wildfire does not carry insurance to cover breakage or theft. Artists are encouraged to carry their own insurance. Wildfire will only consider payment for losses due to breakage which occurs due to participants acting in the performance of official Wildfire duties, such as wrapping, sales, aisle hosting or assisting customers. Wildfire will not cover missing pots or switched or altered price tags. Should work be damaged or broken, the Steering Committee will consider net payment (price after commission) to artist. NFS pottery is not eligible for reimbursement.Commissions and Payments
All Wildfire sales must go through the centralized sales system, except artist-to-artist sales and trades. Wildfire is a commission-based show so booth fees would be low enough for everyone to participate. Commission for full and half booth participants is 15%. Commission for group booth and gallery only participants is 20%.Cancellations
If after being accepted into Wildfire, you need to cancel for any reason, you need to contact John Kinder at 541-279-0343
(call or text) or firstname.lastname@example.org
. If you cancel before Sept 15th, you will receive a refund of your booth fee ( these checks will be mailed after Wildfire Pottery Showcase). If you cancel on Sept 15th or afterward, you forfeit all fees. Even though you forfeit fees after Sept 15th, please contact John if you cancel. This will allow someone who is on the wait list to get into the show.Postcard/Print Advertising
We create both a post card and various sizes of print ads. We would love to have current photos of your work to use in our advertising. Digital images must be excellent quality and high resolution on a neutral background. We need these ASAP.
Please send images to Greg Fields, email@example.com
Only high-resolution images (1.5MB and larger) will be considered. Send the files in one of the following formats: JPG, JPEG, EPS or TIFF. Photos need to be received by June 10, 2013 at the latest.We wish to thank our sponsors:
Cascade A & E, The Source Weekly, Georgies of Eugene, Skutt Kilns & Potters Wheels, Jim & Becky Powell, Clay Art Center, The Art Station, Michael & Michele Gwinup
_______________________________________________________________Wildfire Show Chairpersons
New Wildfire chair – John Kinder
Publicity co-chairs – Janet Matson & Marcia Hudson
Treasurer – Michele Gwinup
Secretary – Marsha Hudson
Publications – Diana Popp
Sales Treasurers – Norman and Linda Heisserman
Rental Eqpt chair - Linda Heisserman
Bldg setup and Electrical - Steve Provence
Demos chair - Susan Adams
Mailing list and distribution chair – Eleanor Murphey
Gallery chair – Michelle Dedrick
Work shifts chair – Helen Bommarito
Inside signs chair – Cheryl
Outside signs chair – Nancy Dasen
Group Booth chair – Dori Kite
Graphics chair – Greg Fields
Audio chair - Gwinups
_______________________________________________________________Wildfire 2012 was the best Wildfire Showcase yet - join us for Wildfire 2013!