Marta Matray Gloviczki on tue 21 aug 01
this workshop thread makes me think...
bad wksp, good wksp...
to tell or not to tell?
since i did not have a formal education nor
training in pottery and because i started to work in
clay only 5 or 6 years ago, i consider myself a
student forever who takes workshops to learn
different techniques. i am lucky to live not too far
away from minneapolis, and i can drive up once a week
for a 10 or 12 weeks workshop at the northern clay
center. (throwing, handbuilding, low fire, high fire,
beginner or advanced, etc...) that is great, i can
recommend it to anyone.
i also try to attend one summer workshop a year,
(depending on my family`s summer schedule) and i had
some fantastic teachers i learned a lot from.
my advice is to do research:
* know and appreciate the work of the
workshop-presenter! --- if you dont like his or her
work: DO NOT TAKE that wksp, even if that is the only
time you can go ---
* somebody already mentioned: make sure the class
you sign up for has an assistant! (i wouldn`t guess
how important a good assistant is, until i learned the
* reserve your spot well in advance, good wksps
* ask clayart, clayart is marvelous- you will get a
lot of advices.
some craft-schools were already mentioned on this list
as good ones, i can add as IMHO:
personally i never had a better workshop experience
than at ANDERSON RANCH ART CENTER in snowmass village
in colorado. good classes, good teachers, good food,
not to mention fresh air and scenery...
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L. P. Skeen on tue 21 aug 01
Y'all want a good workshop, go to one where Charlie Riggs and his wife Linda
are the presenters. :) His work has been featured in CT and prolly others