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workshops/events at living tree pottery

updated sun 23 mar 03


L. P. Skeen on fri 21 mar 03

Workshops at Living Tree Pottery, Summerfield, NC

Vince Pitelka - "Ancient Clay" May 12 - 16

Vince is currently head of the clay department at the Appalachian Center =
for Craft in Tennessee. He is a very experienced and dynamic presenter =
and this is his favorite workshop to teach. Topics covered will include =
ceramic forming and firing methods of ancient and tribal cultures. This =
is a hands-on workshop which will end with a blackware bonfiring on the =
last day.

Workshop is limited to 12 participants; 3 spaces left as of March 30. =
Cost is $190 for the week, plus $7.50/day for lunches. More information =
and links to Vince's workshop pages and supply list are available at = . Visit the website to register =
online, or call 336-644-2768. =20

Anne Woods - Intro to Precious Metal Clay June 14, 9am - 5pm

Precious Metal Clay, or PMC is a blend of fine silver and organic binder =
that can be used much as our regular pottery clay is used to create =
stunning jewelry pieces. When fired, the binder burns away, leaving =
solid metal (in this case, fine silver). Workshop fee includes enough =
PMC to make at least 2 pendants and 2 pair of earrings. Anne Woods is =
certified by the PMC Guild to teach Intro to Advanced levels of PMC =
workshops. She is an Eden jewelry artist who shows her work in several =
local venues including Living Tree Pottery.

Workshop fee is $80, and limited to 12 people. Lunch will be on your =
own in a local restaurant. For more information, to get the supply list =
and to register, go to or call =

1st Thursdays with the Arts

Several local gallery owners have joined together to start a monthly =
event called First Thursdays with the Arts. This event, which as the =
name implies, will be held on the first Thursday of each month beginning =
April 3. Participating galleries and shops will be open extended hours =
from 6 - 9pm to allow you time to enjoy great art at two or three venues =
each month. Participating galleries are: The Marshall Gallery, Feather =
Your Nest, Living Tree Pottery, 2Art Chicks, 2 Sisters, Greensboro =
Artists' League, Greenhill Center for Art, Eastern Standard Gallery, New =
Dawning Playhouse, 3 Points Gallery, and the Weatherspoon Art Gallery at =
UNCG. Many Guild members have work in one or more of these galleries, =
so please come out and support your cohorts in clay!

Maps for the event are available at each location, and include =
information about specific events and shows at each venue. This event =
is co-sponsored by Harpers Restaurant. For more information, call =

Annual Spring Garden Party

Our annual show featuring handmade fun things for your home and garden. =
Bird feeders, bird houses, flower planters and more, plus new dinnerware =
and fiber work by Lisa Skeen, and a great show of work by local painter =
Tracey King. Join us for a snack and see the new work, 10am - 5pm April =
19. Call the gallery at 336-644-2768 for directions.

Pottery Classes: New 6-week session begins April 21

Escape from boredome and come join the fun! Classes available Monday, =
Tuesday, or Wednesday nights from 6 - 9pm (daytime class available as =
well if enough interest; call for details). Cost is $100 and includes =
your first bag of clay. You bring a 5gal bucket w/ lid, a tool kit, a =
paintbrush, and a sense of adventure; we bring instruction and beginning =
ideas! You'll get addicted to clay and have a great time too. Class =
size is limited to 6, so call 336-644-2768 to register and reserve your =
space. =20


L. P. Skeen
Living Tree Pottery, Summerfield, NC
Get your copy of the 2003 Clay Lover's Calendar
at my website above! :)