Dannon Rhudy on mon 14 feb 00
I just want to say a public thank-you to Vince Pitelka for his
workshop here. The students and visitors alike seemed enthralled,
and it really was remarkable to see those patterns come together
in that way -not to mention the slip trailing exhibition toward the end
of the workshop. In addition, Vince's store of information on a very
broad ceramics base is - well, it is quite humbling, really. He
keeps no secrets, is open and forthcoming with all of his information,
and encouraging about possibilities for any interested. It was a great
pleasure to have him here. If you get a chance to attend one of his
workshops, don't hesitate.
Joyce Lee on fri 28 apr 00
Wow. If one needs information, just put it on the list and there you
have it. Seems Vince's workshop is at Terry's Nottingham in San Marcos;
definitely a possibility for me since I'm only a few hours away. AND
it's on Ancient Clays and FIRING. Bet that means we'll do some sort of
pitfiring! Maybe I can create a BIG pot and fire it??? This is June 12 -
16. Sure hope I can make that one. San Diego in June would be a welcome
respite for this desert person.
In the Mojave where Sylvia (our claybud who is in the desert with her
husband on sabbatical from Kansas) thinks it's getting a little hot. Ha!
This is tame ... 82 F..... piece of cake.
Vince Pitelka on sat 22 feb 03
> I've been making plans for the summer and was wondering what are the
> that your workshop (at McDowell's) will be cancelled again? I know you
> didn't have enough registrations and it just didn't work out last
> what about this year? My daughter and I had a great time in Seattle
> my disappointment but I want to be more prepared for it to happen again.
Please put your mind at ease. There were many factors which entered into
our decision to cancel the workshops last summer that are irrelevant
regarding this coming summer. I have not done the Ancient Clay workshop at
Michael's for many years, and we will definitely be doing it there in July.
I always enjoy teaching workshops, but Michael's place is very special. It
is an extraordinarily beautiful spot in a gorgeous part of the country, but
mainly it is just Michael. He has groomed his property and built a little
piece of heaven in Ferndale, Washington. As a host, he helps to foster a
sense of family/comunity that makes this a very special experience. So, I'm
there, dude (dudette?).
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Gretchen Zinkan on sat 22 feb 03
I've been making plans for the summer and was wondering what are the chances
that your workshop (at McDowell's) will be cancelled again? I know you
didn't have enough registrations and it just didn't work out last year...but
what about this year? My daughter and I had a great time in Seattle despite
my disappointment but I want to be more prepared for it to happen again.
in the Rocky Mountain Trench
Paul Herman on sun 13 jul 03
I had a real treat this last week. Signed up for Vince's "colored clay"
workshop up at Lake Tahoe, and had a good old time up there. If you want
to learn how to make a basket weave Murrini Loaf (and much more) from
colored clays, well I doubt anyone else could show you how to do it as
well, or for that matter, at all. A real fine workshop, and I recommend
it to anyone interested in manipulating the colored clay.
We were a class of 12, from relative beginners to seasoned Potters, and
it seemed like everyone got some good stuff out of it. Plus I made a few
new friends. There is a box of the Loaves in the shop, waiting for pots
to decorate with.
Not to mention swimming in the Lake, the first time in many years. Down
at Secret Cove Beach the water is cold and deep (1600 ft), pure,
gorgeous. Sometimes I need a little break from my cave in the hills!
Colored Clays have always been really attractive to me, it's so
different from Glaze colors, somehow more dignified and quiet, dense and
deep. It will be interesting to see how it responds to the woodfire.
Arriving at home, I went straight to the Peter Pugger.
Best wishes, and thank you Vince,
Great Basin Pottery
423-725 Scott Road
Doyle, California 96109 US