Laura Moon on sun 28 sep 03
I have a dream...and an amazing opportunity coming up in the next year
to year and a half. I can move anywhere in the WORLD to study informally
(not in University) anywhere and/or with anyone.
I have been in the arts at an amateur level all my life, selling here
and there and teaching children. I have been concentrating on clay for the
last 7-8 years. I am hooked!! I want time and the support of teacher/s to explore
and develop a body of work. I will probably have about two years to
concentrate on this.
My question to this wonderful group is...where would you go? Feel free
to email me offlist if you prefer.
I am wishing you all a beautiful evening!
wayneinkeywest on sun 28 sep 03
Given my 'druthers, I can name a few off the top of my head:
Tony and Sheila
John (any of them)
My gosh, the list is endless!
What a wonderful opportunity! Do not waste a moment!
Wayne in Key West
> Dear Clayarters,
> I have a dream...and an amazing opportunity coming up in the next
> to year and a half. I can move anywhere in the WORLD to study informally
> (not in University) anywhere and/or with anyone.
> I have been in the arts at an amateur level all my life, selling
> and there and teaching children. I have been concentrating on clay for the
> last 7-8 years. I am hooked!! I want time and the support of teacher/s to
> and develop a body of work. I will probably have about two years to
> concentrate on this.
> My question to this wonderful group is...where would you go? Feel
> to email me offlist if you prefer.
> I am wishing you all a beautiful evening!
> Laura Moon
ccpottery@BELLSOUTH.NET on mon 29 sep 03
Wow !! What a fabulous problem.
Many of the teaching craft centers have residency programs. For a few months you can
work with every teacher who comes through to teach their two week workshops. I have
met potters who have done this at Penland and have been exposed to some of the
greatest potters around.
You see all kinds of approaches, learn everything from glazing to building kilns and you
get to pick and choose from all of the theories you hear.
I know Penland has a program you can apply to, I think Arrowmont and John C Campbell
Folk School do .... any others folks?
Chris Campbell - in North Carolina - who in Canada sent down this chilly air ... brrr !!
Hollis Engley on mon 29 sep 03
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Sent: Monday, September 29, 2003 10:32 AM
Subject: Re: Where/Who would you study with??
> I know Penland has a program you can apply to, I think Arrowmont and John
C Campbell Folk School do .... any others folks? Chris Campbell - in North
Carolina - who in Canada sent down this chilly air ... brrr !!
> And I think Anderson Ranch in Snowmass, Colo., has a similar program. If
you can get in there as a resident in the clay program or even as a worker
in the general run of the school, you'd be exposed to some terrific potters
and other craftspeople. And it's certainly in beautiful country. Doug
Casebeer's the director of the clay program. The website's
http://www.andersonranch.org. Doug's email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lee Love on mon 29 sep 03
My rule of thumb on teachers has always been based on the
teacher, his or her work and their character. I would not decide on a
studio arts or apprenticeship program first, I would decide on the teacher
weather they teach at the university, a clay center or at their own pottery.
After choosing the teacher, I immerse myself in the way they have chosen to
So much depends upon you and your work. Don't trust anybody that preaches
one way for everybody. You haven't given us any pertinent information:
What is your favorite work? Who are your favorite potters? Where is your
favorite work made? What is your clay background so far? What is the work
you have made in the last 8 years like?
Good luck! Go for it!
"This may sound too simple, but is great in consequence. Until one is
committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always
Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary
truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that
the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. A
whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all
manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no
man could have dreamt would have come his way.
I learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets: Whatever you can do
or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!"
Author W. H. Murray
Source The Scottish Himalaya Expedition 1951
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