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pots that speak workshop

updated thu 24 may 01


Linda Arbuckle on wed 23 may 01

Diane Kenney, wood-fire and majolica potter, has done a wonderful thing
in setting up the non-profit Carbondale (Colorado) Clay Center. It's a
warm and friendly place. This workshop is interesting in that it
addresses high fire soda pots AND surface. Nancy Barbour is a Univ. of
FL alum who regularly keeps a wonderful sketchbook of things she sees,
and did a lot of printmaking. Much beautiful work is made with the
control of soda process itself as the surface expression vehicle.
Refreshing to consider soda and surface drawings together. Nancy has a
good sense of composition on 3-d form, and much to teach about
personalizing work with surface.


The Carbondale Clay Center in Carbondale, Colorado is pleased to
announce a summer workshop:

Pots That Speak
featuring visiting artist

Nancy Barbour

Mark your calendar!
August 13-18, 2001 (Monday-Saturday)
Carbondale Clay Center, 135 Main Street
Carbondale, Colorado

Subject: Pots that Speak; Altering and Decorating to personalize your
pots. The focus will be on throwing and handbuilding techniques combined
with surface decoration. "We will create Cone 10 soda-fired wares that
reflect personal experiences and stories."

Participants will bring bisqueware for a soda firing early in the week
and will make pots the rest of the week.

Nancy Barbour is currently an Artist-in-Residence at the Carbondale Clay
Center where she teaches and works. She makes thrown and altered
functional vessels with carved and painted surfaces. After receiving her
MFA from the University of Florida, Gainesville, Nancy spent two years
as an Artist-in-Residence at the Mendocino Art Center on the coast of
Northern California. Nancy recently received an award of merit for her
work in the "Ceramics 2001" show at Guildford Handcraft Center.

Workshop Cost: $325. Includes one soda firing and 50 lbs of clay.

For more information, call us at 970.963.2529 or visit our website at

The Carbondale Clay Center is a nonprofit Clay Center on the Western
Slope of the Colorado Rockies, in the beautiful Roaring Fork Valley. The
Clay Center features a well-equipped studio located on Main Street
within walking distance of historic downtown Carbondale.