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Instructors 2011

Course number:
01 Pietro Maddalena
17 Richard Phethean
18 Robbie Lobell
24 Susan Nemeth
25 Pietro Maddalena
27 Luca Tripaldi
27a Virginia Pates
28 T.Toland & B.C.Stichter
29 Pietro Maddalena
30 Luca Tripaldi
31 D.Polseno &      R.Hensley
33 P.Maddalena &             O.Mengucci
34 Ruthanne Tudball
36 Luca Tripaldi
37 Lorri Acott-Fowler
38 Pietro Maddalena
38A Pietro Maddalena
40 Melissa Farquhar
41 Carolyn Genders

27a Burnt Siena:
Hand-building with Tuscan Dirt

Virginia Pates 
June 25th - July 2nd, 2011    

Handbuilding with Paperclay. For all


The Chianti landscape is filled with natural materials that have been used to create art for centuries. This course will give you the opportunity for a guided exploration to collect ceramic materials in the countryside around Florence, with discussions of the landscape’s geologic and artistic history. In the studio, we will use very simple hand-building techniques in porcelain paper clay, incorporating the collected materials. Students of all levels are welcome in this small group course. This course will run concurrently with Clive Pates’ Landscape Painting workshop, and will include communal day trips, dinners and wine tastings. A cooking course is also available for non-participating partners.

link to Clive Pates painting workshop

Cost: € 1160  
Includes tuition, materials and firings, lodging, dinners and side trips





La MeridianaVirginia Pates digs, invents and uses an ever-changing palette of clays to create her loose, thin and gesturally thrown forms, with an unusual range of glaze colors and surfaces.
With a BFA from Mississippi State University and an MFA from the Centre for Ceramic Studies at the University of Wales in Cardiff, UK, Pates has taught at the Queens Road School of Art in Bristol, England, at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (through Hurricane Katrina), and currently at the Verde Valley Campus of Yavapai College in Clarkdale, Arizona. Pates and her husband Clive, a painter, live and maintain a studio in the artists’ community and ghost town of Jerome, Arizona.
www.virginiapates.com





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