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acers vince pitalka workshop

updated sat 20 apr 02


karen terpstra on fri 19 apr 02

Hi Folks,
The following info on Vince's workshop next weekend April 28 in St.
Louis.MO is from ACerS website (with permission from Christine

Your $79 Workshop registration also entitles you to stay for the Welcome
Reception for the 104th Annual Meeting and Exposition of The American
Ceramic Society on Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. in the Expo Hall. For an
additional $20, stay and attend the ACerS Art Division Session on Monday
morning, April 29.

9:15 AM-17th and 18th Century Techniques, Irma Starr, MO
10:15 AM-Contemporary Wood Firing in the United States: A Plethora of
Style, Karen K. Terpstra, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, WI
10:30 AM-What Lies Between the Food and the Table, Margaret L. Carney,
Alfred, NY
11:00 AM-Health and Safety Common Sense for the Studio Potter, Derek R.
Gordon, Columbus Clay, OH

The Workshop
Pitelka's current work involves slab- and coil-built storage and
pouring vessels inspired by vintage industrial utilitarian containers
such as oil and gas cans.
During the Workshop, the artist will demonstrate:

Soft-slab and stiff-slab techniques
Pre-textured slabs and/or laminated patterned
colored clays
Innovative ways of hand building long thin
Slide show of Pitelka's work.

Vince Pitelka has been seriously involved with ceramics for 30 years,
professionally for 25. Prior to his career in teaching, Pitelka was a
full-time studio potter for 10 years. He has been teaching at the
college level and running university ceramics programs for more than a
decade. For the past four years, he has headed the ceramics program at
Tennessee Technological University's Appalachian Center for Crafts.

Pitelka's recent book, Clay: A Studio Handbook, published in 2001, will
be available for purchase after the workshop. A special book signing by
Pitelka will be held at 4 p.m. in the ACerS Book Sales booth in the
Exhibit Hall.

Potters Council members get a discount off the workshop registration
fee. For more information, contact Christine Schnitzer, at 614-794-5819