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workshop with tracy and catherine dotson

updated sat 13 feb 99


Vince Pitelka on fri 12 feb 99

For those within reasonable driving distance of the Appalachian Center for
Crafts, on Wednesday February 17 and Thursday February 18 we will be
presenting a two-day workshop with Tracy and Catherine Dotson, studio
potters from Penland, NC. Tracy has been making pots and building kilns for
thirty years. He stopped counting after the 200th kiln. He is well known
for the variety, quality, and efficiency of his kilns, including the
noborigama at John C. Campbell Folk School, and the new IFB salt kiln at
Penland Craft School.

The intinerary is as follows -
Wednesday - 1:30 to 3:00 - slide lecture on kilns
3:15 to 4:45 - discussion on studio survival
7:00 - slide show on Tracy and Catherine's work
Thursday ----- 9:30 to 12:00 - throwing clininc

The workshop is free and open to the public. For those who want to stick
around through the dinner hour on Wednesday, we will send someone to
Smithville for pizza.

The Craft Center is located 60 miles east of Nashville just off I-40. Take
the Silverpoint/Smithville exit and head south six miles on Highway 56. At
the south side of the big bridge over Center Hill Lake, take the turnoff to
the right and head up the Craft Center driveway.

If you are coming up from the south, from Chattanooga or Georgia, call me or
email and I will give you directions.
Hope to see some of you here next week -
- Vince

Vince Pitelka -
Home 615/597-5376, work 615/597-6801, fax 615/597-6803
Appalachian Center for Crafts
Tennessee Technological University
1560 Craft Center Drive, Smithville TN 37166