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Instructors 2010

Course number:
01 Pietro Maddalena
14 Richard Phethean
15 Pietro Maddalena
17 Tony & Sheila Clennell
19 Thomas Welti
19a Pietro Maddalena
20 Luca Tripaldi
21 Leah Leitson
23 Carolyn Genders
24 Lucianne Lassalle
26 Pietro Maddalena
27 Luca Tripaldi
29 Patty Wouters
30 Luca Tripaldi
31 D.Polseno-R.Hensley
33 Pietro Maddalena
35 Jan Edwards
37 Luca Tripaldi
38 Ellen Shankin
42 Malcom Davis
44 D.Cichon & M.Dalglish

31 Confident Throwing, Confident Pots!
Instructors: Donna Polseno and Rick Hensley
Type: Throwing. Non beginners
Date: August 1 - 14, 2010

This course is an opportunity for further development for those students who have gained at least some degree of throwing experience. We will use a stoneware clay to make pottery forms for both functional and decorative uses and the students will quickly see the wide range of possibilities  provided inside the structure of this course. There will be various projects presented for students to concentrate on depending  on their skill level and interests. Each day there will be demonstrations of different forms – bowls, cups, plates, vases, teapots, pitchers, boxes, and many lidded  forms. Several of these forms will be thrown and altered. We will talk about timing! When to add spouts and handles, when to trim and when to alter.
There will be an emphasis on surface treatment using slips and engobes, as well as carving and scalloping harmonized with glaze application  ideas such as glaze trailing and wax resist.
There will be many discussions and demonstrations of the use of pattern and decoration as a way to enhance and personalize  forms. We will also use these ideas and techniques  for the raku pots that we will make to finish up the course.

Cost: € 1450  
Includes tuition, materials and firings, lodging, lunches

La MeridianaDonna Polseno made her studies and graduated in 1974 at Rhode Island School of Design. She has received important grants and has been teaching in some of the most well established Schools and Universities of the USA. Her sculptural work is about the female figure and pottery and how they relate to each other symbolically. Since a few years she is regularly in Italy where in 2008 she was one of the six artists at the International Ceramic Sculpture Show “CONCRETA” in Certaldo , Florence.

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. 

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