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fong choo teapot workshop

updated mon 28 sep 09


Betty Burroughs on sun 27 sep 09

Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts (MISSA)
is presenting a workshop on "The Teapot Form" by Fong Choo
OCTOBER 24-25, 2009 --- 9:00am to 4:00pm
at Lester B. Pearson College, Victoria, BC Canada.

Recognized for his signature miniature teapots, Fong Choo will explore
the teapot form with reference to the perspective of proportions:
from large to small, from whimsical to utilitarian. There will be
discussions on his jewel-tone electric glaze effects plus tool-making
and cane handle demonstrations. Fong will discuss the issues of
networking, pricing and presentational aspects of his work.

Fong Choo is an adjunct faculty member with the Bellarmine University
in Louisville, Kentucky. He is renowned internationally for his
miniature teapots reminiscent of the Yixing style of pottery.
However, he makes teapots very much his own with jewel-like glazes and
exquisite sensual shapes. Fong notes, "There is so much presence in
the mini-teapot size. I use my skills to scale these pieces down;
some are no bigger than a hen's egg."

Registration cost: $155. Can. plus 5% GST -- includes lunch both days
Friends of MISSA: $145 plus GST
To register: (250) 391-2420

Lester B. Pearson College,
650 Pearson College Drive, Victoria, BC V9C 4H7 CANADA