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Waubonsee to Welcome International Artists to Wood Fire Conference

For decades, Waubonsee Community College has been home to a heralded ceramics program, and this year – as part of the college’s 50th anniversary celebrations – the college will host artists from around the country and world for the International Wood Fire Conference.

The focus of the conference is to continue the ongoing dialogue about the wood fire process as it relates to ceramic arts. Registration is limited to 400 participants.

The conference consists of two separate but related events: A pre-conference for visiting artists will take place beginning on Sept. 26, and then the conference, which is open to the public for registration, takes place Oct. 6 to 8.

During the pre-conference, artists will work on their own pieces, some of which will be donated to the college after the conference for permanent display and to be used as educational tools showing various stages in the creative process.

The conference will feature speakers and workshops. Artists will also display their work in exhibitions open to the community.

A complete listing of those exhibitions, as well as registration for the public conference, is available at .