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gail nichols workshop - april 6, 7, &8

updated mon 5 mar 01


vince pitelka on sat 3 mar 01

My post about the Gail Nichols is all accurate except it is APRIL 6, 7, and
8. Thanks to Marcia Selsor for spotting this error.

> I just got some more information on the Gail Nichols soda firing workshop
> are hosting on the weekend after NCECA, on March 6, 7, and 8. The total
> cost will be $150, and that is a hell of a deal. The workshop begins at
> 2:00 on Friday afternoon, and runs through Sunday whenever we get done
> unloading kilns and talking about the work. If you cannot show up until
> Friday evening or Saturday morning you are still welcome, because we will
> load one kiln on Friday night, and another on Saturday morning. That way
> everyone can get some work in the kilns. Participants will bring a dozen
> so bisque-fired pieces. You will glaze and soda-fire them during the
> workshop. While the kilns are firing, Gail will do throwing demos, slide
> shows, and discussions on soda-firing technology.
> As I mentioned in an earlier message, Gail is a much revered Austrailan
> potter, and is just now finishing a doctorate degree in soda firing
> technology. She is no doubt the first person in the world to receive a
> in soda firing. If you are committed to this firing process, you should
> miss this workshop.
> Anyone interested in receiving more information about the workshop should
> contact our secretary Gail Dost at She also has a list
> area motels. There are some close by which are very reasonable. The
> regular housing is filled with students during the academic year, so
> workshop participants must stay off-campus.
> Best wishes -
> - Vince
> Vince Pitelka
> Appalachian Center for Crafts
> Tennessee Technological University
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