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ancient clay workshop

updated mon 30 jun 97


Vince Pitelka on sun 1 jun 97

I hope this does not seem too self serving, but there are still several
places left in my workshop "Slab Forms With Colored Clays" at the Craft
Center, running from Monday June 9th through Friday June 14th. This
workshop gives very thorough coverage of a wide variety of colored clay
techniques, and includes extensive and very thorough handouts. We will work
with both oxides and mason stains, using a low/medium-range whiteware body.
We will cover coloring of clays, marbleizing, patterned clay loaf
construction, colored clay inlaying techniques, slab lamination, neriage,
and a variety of soft-slab and stiff-slab construction techniques. I have
enough students for the workshop to run, but I like a full group. Don't
worry, a full group is still only twelve participants.

As mentioned in the last post, the workshop costs $200, and room and board
in our housing units costs another $200 (kitchen facilities in all housing
units if you want to cook your own meals and save money). Please email or
phone me if you have questions. The listing of the rest of our workshops
follows. Siglinda Scarpa's tilemaking workshop is full, but all the others
still have space.
- Vince

Vince Pitelka -
Phone - home 615/597-5376, work 615/597-6801
Appalachian Center for Crafts
1560 Craft Center Drive, Smithville TN 37166

June 9-13
Brad Schwieger - "Thrown and Altered Forms"
Vince Pitelka - "Slab Forms with Colored Clays"

June 16-20
Rosalie Wynkoop - "Maiolica Decoration"
Stephen Robison and Kathleen Guss - "Soda Firing"

June 23-27
Charlie Olson - "Thrown Forms and Moldmaking"
Carl Borgeson - "Covered Vessels"

July 7-11
Steve Branfman - "Thrown Form and Surface for Raku"
Siglinda Scarpa - "Tille-Making and Mosaics"

July 14-18
Nancy Selvin - "Exploration with Color and Form"
Vince Pitelka - "Ancient Clay"

July 21-25
Michelle Coakes - "Working with Stacked Forms"
Stephen Robison and Kathleen Gus - "Exploring Teapots"