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summer workshops - brochure soon!

updated mon 31 mar 97


Vince Pitelka on sat 22 mar 97

I have received a number of posts from individuals who expected to receive a
summer workshop brochure ages ago. I appologize for the delay. It got hung
up in the Campus Publications Office forever while they were doing all the
layout for the university magazine. They could have done our job first, but
we are not a very high priority on the main campus right now. As many of
you know, we had a full-time workshop coordinator until they eliminated her
position last July. Without her, it was quite a job getting the summer
program put together in addition to all of our other responsibilities, thus
it was several months late to campus publications, and is now several months
late going out. The workshop schedule is repeated below. If you are not
yet on the mailing list and wish to be, please email me your snail-mail
address. If you have sent me your address in the last three months, please
do not send it again, as we have already added it to the mailing list.
Thanks, folks, for your patience. Watch for a post soon about the current
situation in our struggle for survival.
- Vince

There were several requests for information concerning summer workshops, so
once again I am posting the ceramics summer workshop schedule for the
Appalachian Center for Crafts. We are located 60 miles east of Nashville,
on a wilderness tract overlooking Center Hill Lake. We also have workshops
in glass, fibers, metals, and wood. It should be an exciting summer. We
have a full slate of workshops scheduled - an even dozen in two three-week
sessions. Participants normally arrive on Sunday afternoon or evening, and
leave on Friday afternoon or evening. For those who want to take several
consecutive workshops, it is possible to pay a small additional fee and stay
over the weekend in housing. I do not have the prices yet, but our five-day
workshops run about $200, with room and board costing approximately another

June 7-13
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"

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