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#1 pricklypotter

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 05:45 PM

Hi all,

I have a problem - maybe people here can help. I currently live in Vancouver, BC and pot with the Burnaby Potters' Guild and at UBC. I will soon find myself in Paris for half a year and can't stand the thought of being away from clay. I have tried to find a community studio space/ pottery club/ a place to do pottery a few times a week on a drop in or subscription basis but have come up with nothing. Does anyone here know if such studio spaces even exist there? Or if there are other options that will allow me to do pottery on a semi regular basis (as opposed to a one time workshop, a class that I don't really need, etc).

Not sure this is in the right forum or if there is even a right forum for this question, any information will be greatly appreciated
Thanks.
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 06:09 PM

it definitely exists...though i have no names to give

do you know which part of paris, which arrodisment you will be? i have family there in the 17th, i can ask

fear not though, there is a place for you, you may need to be on the ground to find it though

the ceramic scene in france in general is phenomenal, highest quality work, very inspirational, for me it was anyway

look for Terre et Feu magazine too, may find some resources

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:44 PM

it definitely exists...though i have no names to give

do you know which part of paris, which arrodisment you will be? i have family there in the 17th, i can ask

fear not though, there is a place for you, you may need to be on the ground to find it though

the ceramic scene in france in general is phenomenal, highest quality work, very inspirational, for me it was anyway

look for Terre et Feu magazine too, may find some resources


Thank you Cass, don't know which arrondissement I'll live in. But I know how to take the metro and RER so if your relatives know of any names... I'll travel even to the far reaches of the 20th for clay :)

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:13 AM

here is a nationwide list of clay instruction centers

http://smart2000.pag...s formation.htm

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 03:22 AM

You can also look up "clay travel" which will list locations of places where you can work.

CORRECTION that should be Ceramics Travel on Facebook.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 09:55 AM

Merci Cass, Marcia


I have looked at the list and it dawned on me that what one person's 'class' is another person 'drop in'... and one of the places (Terre Quota in Malakoff, just south of Porte d'Orleans) does have an 'atelier libre' (and probably a 'liste d'attente' as wellPosted Image)

I will check out 'Ceramic travel' too.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:03 PM

http://terre-et-feu....teliers-libres/


Free Workshops sculpture
These workshops are open to all without registration. Everyone can work in modeling, ceramics and observe the techniques of other participants. There is no teacher. Some may also choose these hours to complete a work.
Seating is limited it is necessary to reserve your place by calling the direct line of the workshop.


15 € / session



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Posted 04 October 2012 - 01:42 PM

Reporting back with my findings - atelier chemins de terre, http://www.ateliercheminsdeterre.com/, have replied to my inquiry and they also have an 'open studio' (atelier libre) option. 200 Euros a month will buy you unlimited potting time and a firing in a 5 cubic foot kiln. Thanks so much for your help and for that very useful list!

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 01:58 PM

Reporting back with my findings - atelier chemins de terre, http://www.ateliercheminsdeterre.com/, have replied to my inquiry and they also have an 'open studio' (atelier libre) option. 200 Euros a month will buy you unlimited potting time and a firing in a 5 cubic foot kiln. Thanks so much for your help and for that very useful list!



I am not going to Paris. :) I just ran across this thread and am really struck at how nice my fellow potters are. You all really helped pricklypotter. You are awesome!!

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 04:14 PM

while over there you have to make time to visit La Borne and Henrichmont...center of clay production traditionally, and contemporary clay center now...a few hours by train from Paris

http://laborne.org/

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 09:41 AM

while over there you have to make time to visit La Borne and Henrichmont...center of clay production traditionally, and contemporary clay center now...a few hours by train from Paris

http://laborne.org/


Will do.

aren't trains handy Posted Image

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 12:56 AM

People that belong to France only can help you in finding some organization that can support your Pottery art work. I am very much interested in this pottery art and looking forward to see some samples of your work.




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