We had an amazing weekend at Santa Fe Clay. Kevin Snipes is a terrific instructor. He has a great sense of humor and a extensive knowledge base. Kevin not only demonstrated his working methods, but he also provided side presentations of his influences and his own work too. Santa Fe Clay had everything ready and in place for this rapid paced, weekend workshop to run smoothly. Five woman participated in this fun event. We learned sgraffito, mishima and wax resist methods along with other ways to layer underglazes and glaze. I would recommend a workshop with Kevin and as always, Santa Fe Clay workshops are well ran.
Next row: Christa, Sarah, Kate and Jodon
Diana and Margaret
I don’t know how I missed taking a picture of Pat working on the Tip Toland hand and diana working on her plate. I also missed getting a shot of out gracious hostess, Phebe and the Notkin dog, snook,
Here are a couple of my molds from the Notkin workshop. I even have a piece that my friend Margaret made the fish and I attached it to the bust that I
We went to the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena Montana. We saw some of the studios of the artist in residence there. I have applied to the residency and was not accepted. I can see why. The work of the residence are amazing. Maybe someday I can achieve that level of work. Nevertheless I will continue making working work, growing and loving my art form.
Here are some pics from my day at the Bray.
I am so very excited to be traveling to Helena, Montana to a participant in Richard Notkins mold-making workshop.
I will also have the privilege of working with a past professor of mine from Adams State College, Margaret Haydon.
Margaret was influential in moving me from a functional potter into a ceramic sculptor. She was my favorite professor there, and has also became a wonderful friend. Margaret is the ceramics professor at the University of Wyoming. This is going to be a great experience and I will keep you posted on results.
Saturday June 9th was a busy day at Monte Vista 5th annual Fiberfest. We had a really god turnout at the MAC booth. I sculpted out in the wind all day Saturday and part of the day Sunday. Nancy, Sue and Evelyn
did face painting. Roger Ericksen and Richard Gotlieb visit with the crowd. Richard took these picture for me, so I thought that I would share them.
We had a fun and prosperous workshop for Pinion Hill Gallery in La Veta CO in June,
We had 5 participants plus Nicole Copel the gallery owner.
The participants cerated a variety of wonderfully whimsical teapots.
We enjoyed 4 fun filled days of creating. I will post pictures of the girls finished teapots.