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june workshop with anne hirondelle

updated sat 16 apr 05


Lori on fri 15 apr 05

Fort Worden State Park
PO Box 1158
Port Townsend, WA 98368
t: 360-385-3102 X103 f: 360-385-2470

Ceramics Intensive: Form from Function
with Anne Hirondelle

June 14-19, 2005
Registration deadline: June 1

Register online at, email, or call

Spend a week working closely with one of the nation's most respected
ceramic artists. This workshop will explore the functional origins and
the sculptural potential of the vessel, approaching it as an abstract,
archetypal form. Students will develop a core shape through handbuilding
or the wheel. From this shape they will create a series of related
forms, borrowing elements from traditional pottery and expanding them
into sculptural ideas. Instruction will include demonstrations, slide
presentations, and personal notebooks. Stoneware clay; bisque fire only.

This opportunity is for experienced potters, ceramic artists and
handbuilders, as well as artists in different media with limited ceramic
experience, but who are fluent in visual language and concepts.

Housing in Centrum's artist cabins is provided at no additional fee at
Fort Worden State Park for out of town participants.

Fort Worden State Park is located in the Victorian Seaport & Arts
Community of Port Townsend, WA. Perched on the northeast tip of the
Olympic Peninsula, the 450 acre park has sweeping views of the Olympic
and Cascade mountain ranges, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Anne Hirondelle
For over 25 years Anne Hirondelle has been a full-time artist, making
sculptural vessels and drawings in her studio in Port Townsend,
Washington. She has exhibited nationally, including one- person and
group shows in New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Kansas City, and
Scottsdale. In Seattle she was represented by Foster White Gallery for
16 years. She is currently represented by the Francine Seders Gallery.
Her pieces are in myriad private and public collections, including the
White House, The American Craft Museum, the L.A. County Art Museum and
the Tacoma Art Museum. She was the recipient of a NEA grant in 1988.
Hirondelle appeared recently in a cover article in American Craft and
was also featured in Ceramics: Art & Perception.

Cost: $799

All students should bring:
. sketch book
. wooden and metal ribs
. fettling knife, needle tool and sponges
. brushes, ruler, cutting wire and trimming tools