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Summer 2012 ceramics, pottery, and sculpture workshops: Canada, Europe, and Asia

Lavender fields, Lullingstone, England

Lavender fields, Lullingstone, England. By Linda Cronin from Farningham, Kent, UK via Wikimedia Commons. "Seeing row after row of lavender stretching out in front of you in a purple haze, is a beautiful sight. The fragrance hangs in the air and with the steady hum of the bees, soothes and tranquilizes the senses." — Linda Cronin

Information source: Ceramics Monthly Calendar of Events

CANADA
British Columbia, Burnaby July 18, 2012 to July 22, 2012 Developing Ceramic Surface Venue: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts 6450 Deer Lake Avenue 604-291-6864 | www.shadboltcentre.com Fee: $370.00 to June 1; 390.00 after June 1 Presenters include: Vince Pitelka

British Columbia, Salt Spring Island June 10, 2012 to June 22, 2012 Hand Building in clay Venue: Pat Webber\’s Studio 425 Stewart Rd. 1 250 537 8871 | Patwebber.caFee: $600.00 Presenters include: Pat Webber.

British Columbia, Salt Spring Island June 25, 2012 to July 7, 2012 Throwing on the Wheel. Venue: Pat Webber`s Studio 425 Stewart Road 250 537 8871 | patwebber.caFee: $600.00 Presenters include: Pat Webber.

Ontario, Brockville July 2, 2012 to July 6, 2012 Hand Building Clay Teapots with Tim Storey Venue: St. Lawrence College 2288 Parkedale Avenue 613-345-0660 | www.stlawrencecollege.ca Fee: $279.90 Presenters include: Tim Storey

Ontario, Brockville July 9, 2012 to July 13, 2012 Pottery for Beginners Venue: St. Lawrence College 2288 Parkedale Ave 613 345 0660 ext 3167 | www.stlawrencecollege.ca Fee: $279.90 Presenters include: Darlene Keefer

Ontario, Brockville July 16, 2012 to July 20, 2012 Out of Round: New forms through darting, cutting, stretching Venue: St. Lawrence College Summer School of the ARts 2288 Parkedale Ave 613-345-0660 ext 3167 | www.stlawrencecollege.ca Fee: $279.90 Presenters include: Carol -Ann Michaelson

Ontario, Brockville July 23, 2012 to July 27, 2012 Pottery: Saggar Firing Venue: St. Lawrence College Summer School of the Arts 2288 Parkedale Ave 613-345-0660 ext 3167 | www.stlawrencecollege.ca Fee: $279.90 Presenters include: Alison Brannen

Ontario, Brockville July 30, 2012 to August 3, 2012 Smoke firing and Terra Sigllata Venue: St. Lawrence college summer School othe Arts 2288 Parkedale Ave 613-345-0660 ext 3167 | www.stlawrencecollege.ca Fee: $279.90 Presenters include: Lyse Fleury

EUROPE
France, La Borne July 2, 2012 to July 6, 2012 Discovering ceramics in La Borne Venue: ATELIER Pedley Christine Route de Morogues 0248267744 | chris-pedley.eu Fee: $690 Presenters include: Christine Pedley

France, La Borne August 27, 2012 to August 31, 2012 Discovering ceramics in La Borne Venue: Atelier Christine Pedley Rte de Morogues 0248267744 | chris-pedley.eu Fee: $690 Presenters include: Christine Pedley

France, Lessac July 29, 2012 to August 7, 2012 Earth, Glass, and Fire : Woodfired Ceramics and Glass Venue: Domaine de Boisbuchet 16500 Lessac 00330545896700 | http://www.boisbuchet.org/ Fee: $1500 Presenters include: Fred Herbst Lewis Olson / Corning Museum of Glass

Greece, Thessaloniki June 4, 2012 to June 14, 2012 INTENSIVE THROWING-INTRO TO RAKU, PIT, PAPERKILN Venue: The Almond Grove.Workshops in Ceramics Nea Raidestos +302310450451 | www.hectormavridis.com Fee: $1450+- Presenters include: Hector Mavridis

Greece, Skopelos June 4, 2012 to June 21, 2012 Ceramics in Skopelos, Greece with Tammy Marinuzzi and Pavel Amromin Venue: The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts P.O. Box 56 850-769-1551 ext. 3886 | www.skopartfoundation.org Fee: $4,000 Presenters include: Tammy Marinuzzi

Greece, Thessaloniki July 2, 2012 to July 11, 2012 Intensive Throwing -Intro to Raku , Pit, Paperkiln Venue: The Almond Grove.Workshops in Ceramics Nea Raidestos 00302310450451 | www.hectormavridis.com Fee: $1450 Presenters include: Hector Mavridis

Greece, Thessaloniki August 20, 2012 to August 29, 2012 Intensive Throwing -Intro to Raku , Pit, Paperkiln Venue: The Almond Grove.Workshops in Ceramics Nea Raidestos 00302310450451 | www.hectormavridis.com Fee: $1450 Presenters include: Hector Mavridis

Greece, Thessaloniki September 3, 2012 to September 12, 2012 Intensive Throwing -Intro to Raku , Pit, Paperkiln Venue: The Almond Grove.Workshops in Ceramics Nea Raidestos 00302310450451 | www.hectormavridis.com Fee: $1450 Presenters include: Hector Mavridis

Italy, Certaldo (Fi) June 17, 2012 to June 23, 2012 The human figure in clay Venue: la Meridiana,International School of Ceramic Art Loc. Bagnano,135 +39 0571 660084 | www.lameridiana.fi.it Fee: $1252 Presenters include: Thomas Welti

Italy, Tenuta di Spannocchia June 18, 2012 to July 2, 2012 Italy: Art, Culture, & Wood Fired Terracotta Venue: Castello Spannocchia, Italy Tunita di Spannocchia 423 557 5008 | www.spannocchia.org/education/program.cfm?id=75 Fee: $2800 Presenters include: Don Davis

Italy, Certaldo (Fi) July 1, 2012 to July 7, 2012 Mould making and slip casting with Bone China Venue: La Meridiana,International School of Ceramic Art Loc. Bagnano,135 +39 0571 660084 | www.lameridiana.fi.it Fee: $1111 Presenters include: Sasha Wardell

Italy, Certaldo (Fi) June 24, 2012 to June 30, 2012 Pattern and Colour using Vitreous Slips Venue: la Meridiana,International School of Ceramic Art Loc. Bagnano,135 +39 0571 660084 | http://www.lameridiana.fi.it/pottery_workshops_carolyn_genders_26_12.htm Fee: $1110 Presenters include: Carolyn Genders

Italy, Certaldo (Fi) July 8, 2012 to July 14, 2012 Jewelery in Porcelain Venue: La Meridiana,International School of Ceramic Art Loc. Bagnano,135 +39 0571 660084 | www.lameridiana.fi.it Fee: $1111 Presenters include: Luca Tripaldi

Italy, Certaldo (Fi) July 15, 2012 to July 21, 2012 Saggar Firing Venue: La Meridiana,International School of Ceramic Art Loc. Bagnano,135 +39 0571 660084 | www.lameridiana.fi.it Fee: $1111 Presenters include: Patty Wouters

Italy, Certaldo (Fi) July 22, 2012 to July 28, 2012 Paperclay with Porcelain Venue: La Meridiana,International School of Ceramic Art Loc. Bagnano,135 +39 0571 660084 | www.lameridiana.fi.it Fee: $1111 Presenters include: Luca Tripaldi

Italy, Certaldo (Fi) July 29, 2012 to August 11, 2012 The Art of the Wheel Venue: La Meridiana,International School of Ceramic Art Loc. Bagnano,135 +39 0571 660084 | www.lameridiana.fi.it/pottery_workshops_pietro_maddalena_31_12.htm Fee: $2009 Presenters include: John Coldbeck Pietro Elia Maddalena

Italy, Certaldo (Fi) August 12, 2012 to August 18, 2012 Traces and Decoration techniques Venue: La Meridiana,International School of Ceramic Art Loc. Bagnano,135 +39 0571 660084 | www.lameridiana.fi.it/pottery_workshops_pietro_maddalena_33_12.htm Fee: $1115 Presenters include: Pietro Elia Maddalena Orietta Mengucci

Italy, Certaldo (Fi) August 19, 2012 to September 1, 2012 Terra Rossa Venue: La Meridiana,International School of Ceramic Art Loc. Bagnano,135 +39 0571 660084 | www.lameridiana.fi.it/pottery_workshops_rick_hensley_34_12.htm Fee: $1917 Presenters include: Richard Hensley

Italy, Certaldo (Fi) August 19, 2012 to September 1, 2012 Sculptural Forms for the Garden Venue: La Meridiana,International School of Ceramic Art Loc. Bagnano,135 +39 0571 660084 | www.lameridiana.fi.it/pottery_workshops_donna_polseno_34a_12.htm Fee: $1917 Presenters include: Donna Polseno

Mexico, Puerto Vallarta November 4, 2012 to November 9, 2012 Exploring Narrative Sculpture Hidalgo #550 52 044 322 146 4222 | www.yourartadventure.com Fee: $650.00 Presenters include: Patricia Gawle

Spain, Conil-Cadix July 9, 2012 to July 23, 2012 shapes and glazing Barrio Nuevo 99 0034956445912 | Fee: $1300 Presenters include: J.Luis Aragon

United Kingdom, Lumsden June 13, 2012 to June 17, 2012 Anagama Ceramics Venue: Scottish Sculpture Workshop 1 Main Street 01464 861372 | www.ssw.org.uk Fee: $400 Presenters include: Nancy Fuller

United Kingdom, Ipswich June 1, 2012 to June 5, 2012 Throwing & wheel related techniques Venue: Deborah Baynes Pottery Studio Nether Hall, Main Road, Shotley, +44 1473 788300 | www.potterycourses.net Fee: $752.00 Presenters include: Deborah Baynes

United Kingdom, Swansea, Wales July 21, 2012 to July 22, 2012 Micki Schloessingk, Summer Throwing Workshop, Gower Peninsula, Wales Venue: Bridge Pottery Cheriton, Gower Peninsula, 0044 (0) 1792 386499 | www.mickisaltglaze.co.uk Fee: $240 Presenters include: Micki Schloessingk

United Kingdom, Swansea, Wales July 30, 2012 to August 3, 2012 Micki Schloessingk, Summer Throwing Workshop, Gower Peninsula, Wales Venue: Bridge Pottery Cheriton, Gower Peninsula, 0044 (0) 1792 386499 | www.mickisaltglaze.co.uk Fee: $390 Presenters include: Micki Schloessingk

United Kingdom, Swansea, Wales August 11, 2012 to August 12, 2012 Micki Schloessingk, Summer Throwing Workshop, Gower Peninsula, Wales Venue: Bridge Pottery Cheriton, Gower Peninsula, 0044 (0) 1792 386499 | www.mickisaltglaze.co.uk Fee: $240 Presenters include: Micki Schloessingk

United Kingdom, Swansea, Wales July 24, 2012 to July 26, 2012 Joanna Howells and Micki Schloessingk, Large Pot Making Summer Workshop, Gower Peninsula, Wales Venue: Bridge Pottery Cheriton, Gower Peninsula, 0044 (0) 1792 386499 | www.mickisaltglaze.co.uk Fee: $500 Presenters include: Joanna Howells Micki Schloessingk

United Kingdom, Shotley, Ipswich July 1, 2012 to July 7, 2012 General Pottery Skills Including Handbuilding Throwing & Raku Venue: Deborah Baynes Pottery Studio Nether Hall, Main Road, +44 1473 788300 | www.potterycourses.net Fee: $912.00 Presenters include: Deborah Baynes

United Kingdom, Shotley, Ipswich July 8, 2012 to July 14, 2012 General Pottery Skills Including Handbuilding, Throwing & Raku Venue: Deborah Baynes Pottery Studio Nether Hall, Main Road, +44 1473 788300 | www.potterycourses.net Fee: $912.00 Presenters include: Deborah Baynes

United Kingdom, Shotley, Ipswich July 22, 2012 to July 28, 2012 General Pottery Skills Including Handbuilding, Throwing & Raku Venue: Deborah Baynes Pottery Studio Nether Hall, Main Road, +44 1473 788300 | www.potterycourses.net Fee: $912.00 Presenters include: Deborah Baynes

United Kingdom, Shotley, Ipswich July 29, 2012 to August 4, 2012 General Pottery Skills Including Handbuilding, Throwing & Raku Venue: Deborah Baynes Pottery Studio Nether Hall, Main Road, +44 1473 788300 | www.potterycourses.net Fee: $912.00 Presenters include: Deborah Baynes

United Kingdom, Shotley, Ipswich August 12, 2012 to August 18, 2012 General Pottery Skills Including Handbuilding, Throwing & Raku Venue: Deborah Baynes Pottery Studio Nether Hall, Main Road, +44 1473 788300 | www.potterycourses.net Fee: $912.00 Presenters include: Deborah Baynes

United Kingdom, Shotley, Ipswich August 19, 2012 to August 25, 2012 General Pottery Skills Including Handbuilding, Throwing & Raku Venue: Deborah Baynes Pottery Studio Nether Hall, Main Road, +44 1473 788300 | www.potterycourses.net Fee: $912.00 Presenters include: Deborah Baynes

United Kingdom, Lumsden, Aberdeenshire June 13, 2012 to June 17, 2012 Anagama Ceramics, Firing Techniques, Aberdeenshire Venue: Scottish Sculpture Workshop 1 Main Street 01464 861372 | www.ssw.org.uk Fee: $630 Presenters include: Nancy Fuller

United Kingdom, Swansea, Wales August 7, 2012 to August 9, 2012 Micki Schloessingk, Summer Throwing Workshop, Gower Peninsula, Wales Venue: Bridge Pottery Cheriton, Gower Peninsula, 01792 386499 | www.mickisaltglaze.co.uk Fee: $355 Presenters include: Micki Schloessingk

ASIA
Indonesia, Ubud, BALI June 10, 2012 to June 23, 2012 CONSTRUCTED SHAPES w/ Deb Schwartzkopf Venue: Gaya Ceramic Arts Center Jalan Sayan +62 (0) 361976220 | www.gayaceramic.com Fee: $2300 Presenters include: Deb Schwartzkopf

Indonesia, Ubud, BALI July 1, 2012 to July 7, 2012 ANAGAMA (WOOD KILN) BUILD Venue: Gaya Ceramic Arts Center Jalan Sayan +62 (0) 361976220 | www.gayaceramic.com Fee: $1100 Presenters include: Gyan Daniel Wall

Indonesia, Ubud, BALI July 8, 2012 to July 21, 2012 INAUGURATION BY FIRE: Deep study in woodfiring Venue: Gaya Ceramic Arts Center Jalan Sayan +62 (0) 361 7966769 | www.gayaceramic.com Fee: $2300 Presenters include: Gyan Daniel Wall Hillary Kane

Indonesia, Ubud, BALI September 2, 2012 to September 15, 2012 RAKU FIRING w/ Candone Wharton Venue: Gaya Ceramic Arts Center Jalan Sayan +62 (0) 361 7966769 | www.gayaceramic.com Fee: $2300 Presenters include: Candone Wharton

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Autumn 2011 International Ceramics Workshops

Summer vacation is almost other and parents are just a little addled from having had the kids home all summer. Judging from what parents are saying lately, they are in need of a little R & R. What better way than to explore your creativity? No multitasking…only an awareness of your own current projects. Stress and fatigue will melt away as your energy becomes grounded in clay. You will feel refreshed, renewed. Aren’t you worth it?

courtesy of Ceramic Arts Daily

GREECE

September 19 to October 4, Crete
“Crete: Ancient and Contemporary Throwing and Handbuilding,” with Giorgos Dalamvelas and Denys James.
Discovery Art Travel 250-537-4906 |  denys@denysjames.com

September 9 to September 24, Skopelos
“Mia Muse,” with Suzy Birstein.
The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts
PO Box 56
30 24240 24143 | info@skopart.org

HUNGARY

Kecskemt
The International Ceramics Studio
Kapolna u.11
36 76 486867 | icshu@hotmail.com

September 7 to September 13
“Freedom on the Wheel,” with Gareth Mason.

October 12 to October 18
“Cast and Colored Concrete,” with Ferenc Csurgai.

October 20 to October 26
“Cast and Colored Concrete,” with Ferenc Csurgai.

MOROCCO

October 13 to November 3
“Moroccan Ceramics and Adobe Architecture,” with Denys James.
Discovery Art Travel 250-537-4906 |  denys@denysjames.com

USA

Colorado, Snowmass Village
September 12 to September 23
“The Joy is in the Journey,” with David Pinto and Stacy Snyder.
Anderson Ranch Arts Center
5263 Owl Creek Rd.
970-923-3181 | dcasebeer@andersonranch.org

Georgia, Decatur
MudFire Clayworks & Gallery
175 Laredo Dr.
404-377-8033 | info@mudfire.com

September 23 to September 25
“Drawing and Line,” with Diana Fayt.

October 28 to October 30
“Naked Raku and Alternative Firing,” with Charlie Riggs and Linda Riggs.

November 4 to November 6
“The Intuitive Figure,” with Debra Fritts.

Illinois, Chicago
September 24 to September 25
“Handbuilding with Soft Slabs,” with Marc Digeros.
Lillstreet Art Center
4401 N. Ravenswood Ave.
773-769-4226 | emilyschroeder@lillstreet.com

Illinois, St. Charles
October 28 to October 29
“Attention to Detail,” with Tom Turner.
The Fine Line Creative Arts Center
6N158 Crane Rd.
630-584-9443 | info@fineline.org

Iowa, Cedar Rapids
September 15 to September 16
“Soda Firing,” with Brad Schwieger.
The Ceramics Center
329 10th Ave. SE, Ste. 117
319-365-9644 | /ICC_juriedshow.htm |

Maine, Deer Isle
August 28 to September 3
“Object/Maker/Storyteller,” with Kevin Snipes.
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
89 Haystack School Dr.
207-348-2306 | haystack@haystack-mtn.orginfo@theceramicscenter.org

Maryland, Baltimore
Baltimore Clayworks
5707 Smith Ave.
410-578-1919 ext.18 | mary.cloonan@baltimoreclayworks.org

September 24 to September 25
“Botanical Abstractions,” with Leigh Taylor Mickelson.

October 1 to October 2
“Creating Custom Decals,” with Justin Rothshank.

Michigan, Fennville
October 22 to October 23
“Simply Elegant,” with Elizabeth Lurie.
Khnemu Studio
6322 113th Ave.
269-236-9260 | dawn@khnemustudio.com

Montana, Missoula
October 8
“Intimate Porcelain: Fingertips to Form,” with Carla Potter.
The Clay Studio of Missoula
1106 A Hawthorne St.
406-543-0509 | director@theclaystudioofmissoula.org

New Mexico, Abiquiu
Ghost Ranch, Hwy 84, between mileposts 224 and 225
575-571-4430 | workshop@nmpotters.org

September 9 to September 11
“For the Love of Good Pots,” with Susan Filley.
New Mexico Potters and Clay Artists (NMPCA)

October 2 to October 8
“Micaceous Pottery and Fall Traditions of Northern New Mexico,” with Camilla Trujillo.

October 9 to October 15
“Clay Lanterns at Ghost Ranch,” with Camilla Trujillo.

October 9 to October 15
“White Heat: Cone 10,” with Barbara Campbell.

Tennessee, Gatlinburg
September 4 to September 10
“Wood Fired Pots: Expect the Unexpected,” with Michael Kline.
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
556 Pkwy.
865-436-5860, info@arrowmont.org

Virginia, Lorton
October 21 to October 23
“Approaches to Form and Surface,” with Suze Lindsay and Gay Smith.
Workhouse Arts Center
9517 Workhouse Way, Ceramics Bldg. 8
703-584-2982 | dalemarhanka@lortonarts.org

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Creativity Group’s Clay Workshop

I’m part of a low-key little group that meets once-a-month. We gather at each other’s homes and enjoy a workshop facilitated by that month’s host. Today, friends and neighbors will be seated around the kitchen table on Jane Street as we transform plain,  white clay tiles into something of our own. It feels great knowing I’m going to introduce them to something that I feel passionate about. The finished sizes will be 6 x 6 and 4 x 4. To help my friends understand the different methods we’ll use, I made up a ‘sampler’ of different techniques:

  • Sgraffito
  • Relief, shallow and deep
  • Underglazes
  • Textures
  • Sprigging
  • Slip trailing

Because they’ve never worked with clay, I’ve done some advance work…I painted some of the small tiles with blue and green slip to prep for sgraffito.  I am providing some designs they can use for inspiration. There will be much in the way of materials and tools, so they can experiment with many textures and techniques. After they’re done with their masterpieces, I’ll take the tiles to the studio for drying, bisquing, and glazing for a nominal fee. We’re usually in need of refreshment after working. One of the best parts of the event is our visit with each other afterward. We concentrate so hard on whichever project we’re working on, we don’t chat much till afterward. Which is fine, because creativity is the focus. The group is a way for women to explore their creativity in a group setting. We have built a little community and are committed to the process. Each month we look forward to treats with our friends, too! I made homemade ginger bread and will serve it warm with lemon sauce. Seasoned popcorn for munchies. Apple for crunch. Simple but good. Washed down with lattes, black or herbal tea. Things are a little different this year. Usually, we’d meet outside, but it’s a very wet July, so it’s indoors this go round. We work well together and soon the rhythm we’ve established will wash away the workaday world. Soon we’ll be sitting around the kitchen table working with clay. Life is good.

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Spring 2011 Calendar of Events: Southwest/Northwest Can-Am

Note: This information was gleaned from the Ceramics Daily calendar. Please send me your listing if your event is not included; post the information in the comments section below…who, what, when, where, plus contact e-mail and website. Thank you.


Art Festivals

Oregon, Portland
April 29 to May 1
29th Annual Ceramic Showcase
Oregon Potters Association
Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Conferences

(Squeezing an early summer one in…. Don’t worry, it’ll still feel like spring in Montana in June!)

Montana, Helena
June 23 to June 25
2011: From the Center to the Edge Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts
2915 Country Club Ave.
406-443-3502 | archiebray@archiebray.org

Workshops

British Columbia, Parksville
April 21 to April 22
“2 Day Workshop,” with Tony Clennell.
Arrowsmith Potters Guild
600 Alberni Hwy.
250-954-1872 | info@arrowsmithpottersguild.bc.ca

British Columbia, Parksville
April 23
“Masters V Clay Symposium,” with Tony Clennell, Miera Matheson, Debra Sloan, Martha James, and Gordon James.
Arrowsmith Potters Guild
132 Jensen Ave. W.
250-954-1872 | info@arrowsmithpottersguild.bc.ca

Solo Exhibitions

Montana, Missoula
March 4 to March 27
“Temenos,” works by Lauren Sandler
The Clay Studio of Missoula Gallery
1106 Hawthorne St., Unit A

Washington, Bellingham
April 1 to April 30
“Blue Water Pottery,” works by Jeremy Noet
Good Earth Pottery
1000 Harris Ave.

Group Exhibitions

Montana, Helena
January 29 to April 2
“Beyond the Brickyard: Third Annual Juried Exhibition”
Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts
2915 Country Club Ave.

Oregon, Salem
February 1 to February 26
“Plate it Up: 100 Artists Show”
Mary Lou Zeek Gallery
335 State St.

Washington, Bellingham
February 1 to February 28
“Tea for Two: Teapot Show”
Good Earth Pottery
1000 Harris Ave.

Washington, Bellingham
March 1 to March 31
“Bowls for Benefit for Bellingham Food Bank,” works by Deb Martin and Linda Stone
Good Earth Pottery
1000 Harris Ave.

Multimedia Exhibitions

Washington, Camano Island
March 5 to April 10
“Northwest Designer Craftsmen Invitational Show”
Matzke Fine Art and Design
2345 Blanche Way

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