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Instructors 2010

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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

38 Altered pots
Instructor: Ellen Shankin
Type: Throwing. For all
Date:September 19 – October 2, 2010

This will be the 5th time Ellen is teaching at La Meridiana, in this place of beauty, surrounded by rich artistic history, and the incredible pleasures of fine food, wine, and the magical Tuscan countryside.
We will take the opportunity to work hard, in this inspiring environment, focusing on throwing pots that might find their place on our tables, once home, when serving a wonderful Italian meal. Oil bottles, olive bowls, cappuccino cups, serving bowls and more. Throwing has been the focus and passion of my life in clay. In this workshop I will offer instruction in the many ways that I have come to alter thrown forms: shaving, paddling, cutting and poking on the newly thrown wet clay or in the leather hard stage. Conversations about design decisions will encircle every demo and effort in the studio.
There will be a balance struck between serious focused time in the Pottery and Italian adventures. We will visit local potters, take in the sights and sounds of ancient hill towns in the region, and day trip out to points of ceramic interest. Opportunities will be offered for cooking classes, wine and chocolate tasting and more.

For cost and further information about cost please contact Ellen Shankin at warshank@swva.net

La MeridianaEllen Shankin has been a studio potter in the mountains of Virginia since 1977. She received her B.F.A. with honours from the N.Y. State School of Ceramics at Alfred. Recipient of a 1990 National Endowment Visual Arts Fellowship Grant, and a 2001 Virginia Museum Grant, she exhibits her work nationally and has pieces in the collections of numerous Museums, including the International Museum of Ceramics at Alfred, The Mint Museum and The San Angelo Museum of Art. Her work has appeared in many periodicals and books of Ceramic Art. Ellen is a founding member of “16 Hands” a regional craft tour and serves on the board of directors of “Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Network”  Since 1992 she has pursued a growing interest in teaching workshops and has been a guest lecturer and  instructor in more than 50  universities, art centres, and craft schools.

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