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gay smith workshop

updated fri 27 oct 06


claywomn on thu 20 jan 05

River Street Pottery, Troy, New York has five openings left for our =
Saturday, February 12, 2005 Gay Smith workshop. The workshop is a =
one-day demonstration, 10 - 5 pm, $45 for Collar City Clay Guild =
members, $55 for non-members. Please contact me off list to sign up or =
for more information.

Barbara Reeley

Linda Arbuckle on fri 27 oct 06

Gay Smith will teach a two day workshop at The Eastern Shore Art Center in
Fairhope, AL on Nov. 4th and Nov. 5th. The workshop is in conjunction with a
show of her work opening on Nov. 3. To sign up for the workshop either email, or call them at 251-928-2228.

To see more of Gay's work, visit her website at

*Making Lively Pots *

Altering Freshly Thrown Pots.

Altering the forms and surfaces of freshly thrown pots can enliven your pots
animating them with a spontenaiety reflective of working with soft clay.
Among the possibilities shown will be methods of squaring, ovaling, fluting,
and faceting. Finishing touches, attachments, handles and feet, trimming an
oval, will be covered. If you love working on the potter's wheel, the
possibilities presented are useful and exciting. Topics for discussion
include raw glazing, single firing, firing a soda kiln, aesthetics, and most
anything that's of interest to participants. Gay will also show slides.

About Gay Smith:

Gay Smith, aka Gertrude Graham Smith, is a studio potter educated at Harvard
University, the Findhorn Foundation, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and
Penland School. She single fires porcelain ware in a soda kiln near Penland
School in the Appalachian Mountains in Western North Carolina. She held
artist-in-residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana and
at Penland School in Penland, NC. Her teaching credits include workshops at
Penland School, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, the Harvard Ceramics
Studio, and the Findhorn Foundation in Northern Scotland. Her work is shown
internationally, and can be viewed in publications including Functional
Pottery and Mark Making by Robin Hopper, and Working with Clay by Susan
Peterson. Most recently, she was selected as a recipient of a North Carolina
Arts Council Visual Artist Fellowship award for 2006-7.

[image: Soda Fired Box by Gertrude Smith]

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