Moving Forward

2016 International Wood Fire Conference

Waubonsee Community College hosted the 2016 International Wood Fire Conference at its Sugar Grove Campus. The conference was highlighted by the ongoing dialogue about the wood fire process as it relates to the ceramic arts—a dialogue begun at previous conferences in Iowa and Northern Arizona. Three days of robust programming included presentations, activities and events with a distinguished group of accomplished artists sharing their unique and innovative perspectives. Five different ceramic arts exhibitions were on display in galleries on Waubonsee campuses and throughout the city of Aurora. The collection of images from the participating artists provides a look at some of the dynamic ceramic work being created by today's leading artists.

Artists in Attendance

  • Ted Adler
  • Dan Anderson
  • Ashwini Bhat
  • Linda Christianson
  • Josh DeWeese
  • Trevor Dunn
  • Denny Gerwin
  • Chris Gustin
    (Closing Speaker)
  • Perry Haas
  • Fred Herbst
  • Jane Herold
  • Jason Hess
  • Mark Hewitt
    (Keynote Speaker)
  • Heidi Kreitchet
  • Eva Kwong
  • Justin Lambert
  • Simon Levin
  • George McCauley
  • Martin McWilliam
  • Hideo Mabuchi
  • Bernadette Mansfield
  • Stephen Mickey
  • Coll Minogue
  • Priscilla Mouritzen
  • Kristin Muller
  • Dan Murphy
  • Ted Neal
  • John Neely
  • Lindsay Oesterritter
  • Donovan Palmquist
  • David Peters
  • Ben Richardson
  • Owen Rye
  • Justin Rothshank
  • Robert Sanderson
  • Loren Scherbak
  • Matt Schiemann
  • Luke Sheets
  • Jamey Tingey
  • Jack Troy
  • Tara Wilson
  • Casey Zablocki