CERAMIC COURSE - POTTERY WORKSHOPS - POTTERY AND CERAMIC CLASSES
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Instructors 2012

Pietro Maddalena
Richard Phethean
Victor Greenaway
Curtis Benzle
Wally Asselberghs
Sue Morse
Saura Vignoli
Ken Shipey
Leah Leitson
Thomas Welti
Carolyn Genders
Sasha Wardell
Luca Tripaldi
Patty Wouters
John Colbeck
Orietta Mengucci
Rick Hensley
Donna Polseno
Susan Nemeth
Ellen Shankin
Beth Cavener Stichter
Judith Duff



 


34 Terra rossa
Rick Hensley - www.richardhensleypottery.com
August 19th - September 1st, 2012

Throwing. For all levels


This course will be devoted to acquiring beginning, basic skills of throwing pots on a wheel. In this course there is joy and exuberance and happy curiosity about making pots and learning new and simple ways to form clay into vessels. It's muddy, but big fun! If you already know how to make pots and want to learn to make more complicated shapes such as tea pots or different types of lids or a different sort of pouring vessel then this is the perfect course for you. Rick Hensley will offer demonstrations every day and will show each student the easiest ways to make their forms and ideas spring to life on the wheel. There will be slide shows and images galore to feed your imagination and open the doors to learning about great pots made around the world. Practice, Practice, Practice! Let's dive in and learn to make something really well while we are in such a magical place.
There will be a stoneware firing in the gas kiln at the end of the course to fire some of the pieces you have made. The schedule will include long lunches with fabulous food and local chianti. We may take some evenings off to go out to local restaurants for samples of the lively Italian towns and villages near-by.

In America, you can call Rick at 540 745-4624 or 540 745-7940 for more information about the upcoming course in August.


Cost 1.480
Includes welcome dinner, lunches, lodging, tuition, materials and firings.





Richard Hensley is internationally known for his distinctive porcelain pottery. He has been a studio potter for 30 years and a teacher at Hollins University for the last five years. He has been published in books and magazines, shown in museums and the recipient of the prestigious NEA Fellowship. He has been a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation and in Izmir, Turkey. He has taught in short term positions at several prestigious universities and at the Jingdezhen Institute for Ceramics in China. 
www.richardhensleypottery.com





 
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