Last year I took on the challenge of putting on my first big workshop. I had Simon Leach out for 4 days of hands on workshops here in Washington state. It was a super fun time and I received very positive feedback from all the participants. So much so that I am going to be doing another workshop that I will announce in about a month for June 2014 workshops. A different ceramic artist than Simon that has made an impact on ceramics in this country. Again I will announce in a few weeks, I still have some planning to get done first.
My question is about an interest in a larger effort that I have been contemplating. I know in the past potters of note would travel through the US conducting workshops and artist in residence activities all over the country for an extended period of time, say a month. I know of a few brothers of some pottery note that I was going to talk to about doing something like that in the future. I thought about picking places that have some sort of history to them and setting up workshops for local artists to come and learn from masters that have decades of ceramics experience and a famous name. My question is that if I could even arrange for such a thing and get this going do you think there is a market for this type of Pottery Legacy workshops here in the US?
If there were 2-3 well know potters that were doing combined workshops and you could come for a couple of days to learn from these masters would you even be interested in such a thing? Just trying to figure that out.