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leah leitson workshop

updated tue 12 jul 05


Connie Stockdale on sat 21 jun 03

I returned today from an extremely busy and stimulating week in a workshop
taught by Leah Leitson at the Arrowmont School for Crafts in Tennessee. I
want to commend Leah as a teacher to anyone interested in attending a
workshop to increase their pottery skill and knowledge no matter what their
current skill level. We had great class dynamics (much of which is
dependent on the teacher), and Leah seems to possess endless engergy, skill,
and enthusiasm. Again, catch her if you can for a class, her porcelain ware is inspiringly beautiful.
Connie...back in Atlanta with new inspiration.

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Dawn G. Holder on mon 11 jul 05

A few spots are open in the Leah Leitson workshop at The Hambidge Center for
Creative Arts and Sciences, an artist residency and ceramics studio in
northeast Georgia. Hambidge is located about 120 miles north of Atlanta and
90 miles west of Asheville in the pristine mountains of Rabun Gap, GA.
Hambidge offers small, relaxed workshops in clean, well-organized facility
featuring new lots of natural light and new equipment.

Lodging is not included, but a list of accomodations will be sent upon
registration. The Ramada in Dillard gives special rates to Hambidge
workshop participants.

For more information, or to register for this workshop, call Deb in the Main
office at (706) 746-7324 or email: .

Leah Leitson “Responding to Touch: Porcelain Pots Thrown and Altered”
July 25 – 29, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
$350, Lunch included

Working with porcelain, students will explore manipulating the form of
freshly thrown pots. Techniques and ideas will be directed toward making
functional forms, as well as exploring various ways of making handles,
spouts, and lids in an adventurous, playful, and creative atmosphere.
Demonstrations will include throwing techniques, off-wheel manipulation, and
paddling. Surface decoration will include working with slips and carving.
Critiques as well as informal discussion will take place, with an emphasis
in developing techniques by gathering and sharing ideas and applying them to
your own work.

Leah Leitson received an MFA in ceramics from Louisiana State University in
Baton Rouge and a BFA in ceramics from New York State College of Ceramics at
Alfred, New York. She completed residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation
in Helena, MT, and Banff Center for the Arts in Alberta, Canada. Leah is a
studio potter, has led many workshops throughout the US, including Penland
School of Crafts and Arrowmont School of Crafts, and is currently on the
faculty at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC. Her work is in the
collection of the Gallery of Art and Design, North Carolina State University
in Raleigh, NC; the Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred, NY; Louisiana State
University School of Art Museum, Baton Rouge, LA. Leah’s work is published
in many ceramics magazines and books.