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workshop with george griffin

updated thu 26 feb 98


Mike Speed on wed 25 feb 98

Hi Vicki, FYI
Please pass this along if you think anyone might
be interested.


Rachel Norris of Joy Pottery Is Proud to Host

A Banquet Featuring George Griffin's

A Spirited Approach to Clay -
The Handcrafted Life

The Cuisine: single-fire oxidation (electric kiln); fast-fire wood
techniques, individualizing functional stoneware; business as an art form
of self- expression.

The Chef: A potter for 22 years, George Griffin of Florida, has won awards
(including 4 Best of Show) at outdoors art shows while maintaining a
showroom at his studio. In 1988, he retired from doing shows to market his
work exclusively from his studio. In 1994 he open his studio to weeklong
intensive workshops for potters looking to improve their skills and sharpen
their vision working in clay.

The Chef's Philosophy: It is my intention and commitment that our time
together serve as a vessel, a vehicle, a bridge for what clay calls you to
express from your heart with your hands. Together a vision and a task will
create a way and a rhythm to working that will provide for the greatest
satisfaction, success, and contribution. Whether you desire to create a
living in clay or a life in clay, I trust that this exchange will be
uplifting and supportive.

The Style of Cooking: Humor, Passion, Focus, Enthusiasm, Contribution
prepared with a wealth of information (some handouts), insight and
encouragement. Dinner will be served communally and individually along
with stories to illuminate and release The Creative Spirit.

The Place: Joy Pottery; 4544 Old Reliance Road, Bryan, Texas; 409-778-1323
The Time: April 5th. 2-6 pm Reception 6-7
The Cost: $40.00 Non Students. $25.00 Student (K-12, College); Reception
Open to the Public

For More Information: Contact:

Rachel Norris
Joy Pottery
4544 Old Reliance Road
Bryan, TX 77808

A Message from Rachel:

The afternoon with George Griffin promises to be energizing and fulfilling.
I am very excited about this new facet of our pottery in Bryan. We are
planning to host several "workshops" by various clay artists throughout the
year. My desire is to create an environment for individual growth through
the exchange of ideas and experience in clay. I hope you can be a part of
this first step.