Caroline Niebres on fri 7 feb 03
I want to go to a week long workshop this summer. Can you give me some
recommendations? I definitely have no problem traveling. But as of now, I
believe I can only do 1 week. (You know... the regular job thing...)
Thanks so much for all your help!
Dannon Rhudy on sat 8 feb 03
Subject: I would like some recommendations for summer workshops...
> I want to go to a week long workshop this summer. ...as of now, I
> believe I can only do 1 week. ......
The Appalachian Center for Crafts has a series of week-long
workshops each summer. It's an excellent facility and there
will be a great variety of presenters and subjects. Ask them
for a brochure.
Lois Ruben Aronow on sat 8 feb 03
Since you are free to travel anywhere, maybe you should decide by
instructor. If there is someone whose work or methods you admire,
find out if they're teaching and go there. =20
If you prefer to chose by facility, I hear Haystack has wonderful
lobster diners (but it's tough to get a spot there, so have a second
choice). Peter's Valley has great food and terrific workshops, but
the facilities are like summer camp. I've never been to Penland, but
those I know who have gone have come back transformed. My best
girlfriend went to Arrowmont and it was a terrific experience for her.
=46ine Craft Porcelain - New and Updated for 2003!!
Kathy Steinsberger on sat 8 feb 03
Laloba Ranch has 7-day workshops during the summer.
Looking at their schedule in Ceramics Monthly, every
class looks great! I know Suze Lindsay, and her
classes are wonderful. So are Charlie and Linda
Riggs', and Malcolm Davis' class, "Tea with the Queen
and other Ceramic Comedies" should be a hoot!
Actually, they all would be great, and it would be
hard to decide on one. If you are interested, check
out their website: www.lalobaranch.com.
Also, at Penland this year, the one-week classes Aug
24-30 are with Mark Shapiro and Ellen Denker,
"Stoneware Traditions and Contemporaty Practice" and
also Basic Glaze Chemistry, taught by John Britt.
There is always something unexpected happening in the
Penland classes...I'm looking forward to eavesdropping
on both of those... Something to think about...
P.S. If you get to Penland, look me up! I'll be
working in the Development Office through the summer,
or helping out down at Cynthia's.
--- Caroline Niebres wrote:
> I want to go to a week long workshop this summer.
> Can you give me some
> recommendations? I definitely have no problem
> traveling. But as of now, I
> believe I can only do 1 week. (You know... the
> regular job thing...)
> Thanks so much for all your help!
> Best wishes,
> Caroline Niebres
> Hudson, WI
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Vicki Hardin on sat 8 feb 03
I guess my best advice is to first look at what you want to learn. Then
decide where to go based on that.
Looking back, the two workshops I have taken that bear repeating are those of
Randy Brodnax and James Watkins. Randy will be at LaLoba Ranch August
12-19th. The workshop is titled Advanced Throwing, Surface and Firing
Techniques. I think I can safely say, you would not be dissapointed in a
Randy Brodnax workshop. Also, in the past, James Watkins has tought a three
week graduate class for Texas Tech University. It is taught at the UT Center
in Junction Texas which is a beutiful area on the Llano river. The class
focuses on raku, cone 9/10 stoneware and have seen him do pit firing too. If
interested, I would contact TTU in Lubbock. Don't think that you have to be
a TTU student, I wasn't.
If I were going to a workshop, the one done at Laloba Ranch by Charlie and
Linda Riggs looks really great on Pit firing.
Have a great time and tell us what you did!
Marcia Selsor on sat 8 feb 03
If you can wait until the April issue of CM there will be a whole list
of workshops for you to choose from. Better have an idea of what you
want to study.
Tuscany in 2003
mtimes on sun 9 feb 03
I am hosting Catherine Merrill at my Puget Sound waterfront studio this
summer. She is doing a 3 day expressive figurative workshop and painting on
greenware tiles. I will be having the studio open for 2 days after to allow
participants to finish their projects and play. For more specifics and a view
of her fabulous pieces go to my website: clayspaceonpugetsound.com
Good Luck and have fun,
Donna Hoff-Grambau on sun 9 feb 03
Oxbow Summer Program from the Art Institute of Chicago is hosting Ewa
Kwong and Roger McClurg this summer. Lovely studios overlooking Lake
Michigan about three hours from Chicago.
Caroline Niebres on thu 13 feb 03
Thank you so much for all your suggestions. I've got a lot of stuff to
checkout! I hope to see some of you when I finally choose which one to go
All the best!