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peter beasecker workshop peter beasecker is conducting a clay

updated sat 20 mar 04


merissa tobler on fri 19 mar 04

(wheel-throwing) workshop for Shakerag Workshops, in Sewanee, TN,
entitled "Generating New Ideas." Complete information about the
workshop can be seen at the Shakerag Workshops website -- The workshop will be held from June 13-18,
2004. Tuition for the week-long workshop is $375; room and board is
$300. Beasecker writes about his class: "This workshop will focus on
the process of discovering new approaches to problem solving.
Techniques as well as motives behind making functional pots will be
covered through class and individual exercises. Slides, lectures,
and critiques will further inform your efforts in the studio. The
class will concentrate more on the development of ideas in using
high-fire clays, rather than on the production of finished pieces,
so we will only be bisquing work." Peter Beasecker,
who was educated at Miami University of Ohio and Alfred University,
New York, is Associate Professor of Art, Meadows School of the Arts,
at Southern Methodist University. He strives to create a balance
between beauty and use in his pottery,
creating ewers (vase-shaped pitchers), teapots, plates,
and carriers with the idea that their ultimate places are within a
domestic setting -- on a kitchen counter or dining table. Beasecker
received a National Endowment for the Arts grant in 1995 and has
exhibited his work nationally. For more information about the
workshop, and to register for it,
please contact or call Claire Reishman,
the director of the program, at 931-968-0210 ext 3165.