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clay workshop with michael sherrill

updated thu 19 mar 98


Betty Burroughs on wed 18 mar 98

Metchosin Intl. Summer School of the Arts
a Ceramic Workshop with
May 2-3, 1998 10am-4pm
at Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific

Michael Sherrill lives in western North Carolina and has worked in clay for
23 years. His background includes the influences of traditional North
Carolina clay as well as the college/school trained potters. Though mostly
self-taught, his work has progressed from one-of-a-kind functional,
salt-glazed stoneware towards sculptural ceramic art. His work is included
in galleries, museums and private collections, nationally and internationally.

This workshop will emphasize the skills needed to take clay beyond the
thrown object. He will concentrate on unusual techniques in throwing and
altering, pulled clay, and assemblage -- moving forms from functional to
sculptural. The focus will not be on producing a lot of finished work, but
on making and drying thoughtful objects.

FEES: $100.00 (Canadian, includes GST) Refreshments and lunches are
included on both days. Make cheque payable to M.I.S.S.A.
and send to : Meira Mathison
650 Pearson College,
Victoria, BC Canada V9C 4H7

For further information phone (250) 391-2420 or fax (250) 391-2412

Betty Burroughs
Victoria, BC