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Instructors 2009
Course number:
01  Pietro Maddalena
15  Luca Tripaldi
18a Luca Tripaldi
18b Luca Tripaldi
19  Gail Nichols
21  Gay Smith
23  David Roberts
26  Lucianne Lassalle
27  Susan Nemeth
28  Pietro Maddalena
30  Eduardo Lazo
31  Luca Tripaldi
32  Pietro Maddalena
34  Luca Tripaldi
35  Donna Polseno
37  Pietro Maddalena
39  Malcolm Davis
43  Dotti Cichon &           Meredith Dalglish
49  Luca Tripaldi

21 Making Lively Pots
Luxuriating in Form and Surface
Instructor: Gay Smith
Type: Throwing and hand building. Non beginners
Date: May 17-23 &/or May 24-30, 2009

Please choose to attend for either week or the full two weeks

In this Soda Firing workshop, we gather in a spectacular setting to explore form and surface, slips and glazes responsive to the enhancing effects of firing in a soda kiln. Particular emphasis will be on the development of each individual’s personal aesthetic by paying enjoyable attention to our responses to the luscious surroundings. And we will work with the exciting and easily utilized possibilities offered by altering the forms and surfaces of freshly thrown pots. Discussions will cover whatever is of interest, and will include aesthetics, firing a soda kiln, raw glazing, and single firing. This workshop includes field trips and evening outings to discover Tuscany’s treasures.

Cost 1.600 € for two weeks of attendance
Cost     900 € for one week of attendance
(Includes tuition, lodging, lunches, materials, firings and field trips)


La MeridianaGay Smith is a studio potter single firing porcelain ware in a soda kiln near Penland, NC. She held artist-in-residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana and at Penland School in Penland, NC. Her teaching credits include workshops at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Penland School, the Harvard Ceramics Studio, and the Findhorn Foundation in Northern Scotland. Her work is represented internationally, was featured on the cover of Ceramics Monthly magazine April 2007, and can be viewed in publications including Making Marks and Functional Pottery by Robin Hopper, and Working with Clay by Susan Peterson. In 2006-7, she received a North Carolina Arts Council Visual Artist Fellowship award.w
www.gertrudegrahamsmith.com





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