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peter king phoenix workshop review

updated thu 31 oct 96


Michelle H. Lowe on tue 22 oct 96

Peter King was here for two days.

Those of us participating in the workshop had the extreme pleasure of being
witnesses to and sharers in his intense energy. One of our local potters,
Rosemary Lonewolf, had recently flown to Florida and worked with Peter in a
six daty workshop at his studio. She assisted Peter, along with another
assistant, Phillip Trail. Because Peter had help with the work, he was
able to complete more than he had originally anticipated. He was able to
finish half a fireplace/doorway piece, with a separate mantel and a large
organic form (similar to another fireplace Peter has done) and also a
portion of a doorframe or large trim tile.

Peter showed a variety of simple, effective methods of building large forms
quickly with thick slabs (1"). He brought along several ingenious, simple
tools made from materials available from any hardware store. He talked a
lot about installation materials and techniques and showed detailed slide
series of a couple installations.

Most present showed an interest in attending a future, hands-on workshop
with Peter. He's off to Costa Rica for awhile now, but said he would be
back periodically to work up here too, I would highly recommend a workshop
with him if you have the chance. Many of his techniques for large work can
be applied to any size or forming method.


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