John Cieply on wed 4 apr 01
> This video is a must for high schools, college/universities, and art
> centers. If you have your own pottery business, buy it for yourself or
> encourage your local library to buy it.
An even better idea, for anyone in near Central Pennsylvania, come see Tony
and Sheila Clennell, "In Spite of Ourselves" for a 2 day workshop at the
Creative Oasis in State College, PA on April 28 & 29. For more information,
Terpstra Karen K on wed 4 apr 01
Yes a great time at NCECA and nice meeting many of you face to face.
We watched Sheila Clennell's video in class yesterday. It was a hit.
Along with all the ideas that Sheila presented, the students were
forming their own solutions for alternative materials such as copper
wire, rope, an entire range of multimedia. The jewelry and sculpture
students who take ceramics for fun had especially interesting ideas.
Made everyone stop and think about form, detail, positive /negative
space, color contrast.... As Mel would say...."What a concept." The
discussions that transpired from the video were refreshing to say the
One of the advanced students brought in soaked reed and did a demo
immediately following the video. She wrapped the reed with contrasting
waxed linen thread, excitedly modified her technique by using the 3
"T's". Beautiful! It was on one of my teapots. Turned it from a "So
what" to a "First"...Maybe even a "Racer"! Of course then I had to give
her the teapot for doing the demo.
This video is a must for high schools, college/universities, and art
centers. If you have your own pottery business, buy it for yourself or
encourage your local library to buy it.
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse