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vince pitelka's colored clay workshop june 4th to 8th in sw

updated tue 10 apr 07


Vince Pitelka on sun 4 mar 07


Dear Bonnie -
Picture me blushing. Thanks for the kind words. I am really looking
forward to the workshop in Youray.
That's the only way I'm going to learn to pronounce it properly.

It will be good to see you at NCECA.
- Vince

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bonnie Hellman"
Sent: Sunday, March 04, 2007 12:50 PM
Subject: Vince Pitelka's Colored Clay Workshop June 4th to 8th in SW

> Hi Everyone,
> I've included Michael's info on Vince's handbuilding workshop below,
> because
> I attended Vince's handbuilding workshop last summer, and enjoyed it
> enormously. I highly recommend Vince's presentation to people interested
> in
> learning more than they already know about handbuilding. I found Vince to
> be
> such a good teacher, with so many skills to teach that I invited him to be
> a
> presenter in my studio in early June.
> For people interested in learning all about colored clay, making it and
> using it, I am bringing Vince to my studio in scenic SW Colorado on
> Monday,
> June 4th through Friday June 8th. The price of $325 includes 50 pounds of
> ^6
> clay, stains for the clay and lunches.
> The workshop group will consist of no more than 7 participants, Vince and
> me, and my studio equipment includes a large slab roller, 2 wheels, and an
> electric kiln. There will be lots of opportunity for personalized
> instruction with a group this size, and this workshop is designed for
> people
> with some clay experience to very experienced clay people. Vince is a
> master
> of colored clay!
> Vince has some photos of his colored clay work and a full description of
> the
> workshop at:
> My studio is located in the beautiful San Juan mountains of SW Colorado,
> at
> almost 9000 feet, just outside the city of Ouray. For information on Ouray
> (pronounced You-Ray) check out: There's
> a
> nice photo of the city in winter on their home page. My studio is located
> 2
> 1/2 miles outside the city. There are a lot of motels in Ouray ranging
> from
> inexpensive and decent to expensive, and there are also several
> campgrounds.
> For more information, please contact me or talk to me at NCECA.
> My email address is:
> I would be happy to telephone you, if you want.
> Your check will hold your place in Vince's Colored Clay workshop.
> Bonnie
> Bonnie D. Hellman
> Ouray, Colorado 81427
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Michael McDowell"
> To:
> Sent: Saturday, March 03, 2007 10:14 PM
> Subject: Vince Pitelka's Handbuilding Workshop July 23rd to 27th in NW
> Washington State
>> Just before everyone runs off to NCECA, I thought I'd repost the notice
>> of
>> Vince's workshop to be held here at my place this summer.
>> Handbuilding: Tricks of the Trade with Vince Pitelka
>> July 23rd to 27th, 2007
>> at McDowell Pottery, Ferndale, WA
>> For all relevant information check my website:
>> Michael McDowell
>> Whatcom County, WA, USA
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louroess2210 on mon 9 apr 07


Hi Bonnie,
I was just looking over Vince's info on the workshop, including this.

"clay cutting and slicing jigs for each participant,"

Just for my own information, what is he referring to?
I got my hotel reservations with Dale.
I'm really looking forward to this. How does it look for participants?
I know you said it would be limited to seven - how many do you have
to have to make it go?
Thanks, Lou