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  1. This forum is for participants of the 2015 Potters Council Ceramics in Tuscany V. This will be a good place to share travel tips and introduce yourselves. I'll go first. My name is Holly Goring and I'll be representing the Potters Council during our tour in Tuscany. I am currently the Editor of Pottery Making Illustrated and the Associate Editor for Ceramics Monthly. I have been with the American Ceramic Society for 10 years now, starting as an intern while I was in graduate school at The Ohio State University. I am also a studio artist, primarily making sculptural wall pieces. I am originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and I currently live in Columbus, Ohio. I looking forward to meeting everyone in Florence!
  2. For everybody interested in the last Potters Council visit to Tuscany in June 2014, and the Obvara workshop, held by Marcia Selsor: attached is my article in the New Ceramics magazine. Just published in the issue 1/15. Enjoy! Evelyne E_obvara_DEF.pdf E_obvara_DEF.pdf
  3. For everybody interested in the last Potters Council visit to Tuscany in June 2014, and the Obvara workshop, held by Marcia Selsor: attached is my article in the New Ceramics magazine. Just published in the issue 1/15. Enjoy! Evelyne
  4. Deposits are due Feb. 1 for Shape, Paddle and Pasta http://www.lameridia...elsor_24_14.htm 24 Shape, Paddle and Pasta! Marcia Selsor www.marciaselsor.com Stephani Stephenson www.revivaltileworks.com www.archi-terracotta.com June 8th – 21st 2014 Architectural ceramics and woodfiring. For all levels Have you ever dream about making a fountain or large-scale work for your home or garden? Using varied techniques from Architectural Ceramics traditions, we will design and build components for a self-standing fountain using Tuscan Terra Cotta Clay. These techniques can be adapted for use in small studios. We will fire the work in a wood-fired kiln at the conclusion of the workshop. This is a great opportunity to work with two well versed, professional ceramic artists and instructors. Both artists have offered workshops in this field for over a decade. The program includes food and wine tastings and occasional dinners in adjoining towns. The highlight of the culinary day is the sumptuous traditional Tuscan cuisine by Lucia, (who has authored her own cookbook), served every day at midday. We will visit some of the incredible surrounding Tuscan hill towns: The Etruscan City of Volterra and the scenic Medieval towns of San Gimignano, Certaldo and Siena. Cost: € 2100 The workshop fee includes the following: - Tuition (class is 6/7 hours per day with 12 hours studio time) - Materials and firings Cost: double room Euro 2100 – single room Euro 2400 - Welcome dinner and welcome breakfast - A freshly prepared full Tuscan lunch with wine on all working days - Field trips and gourmet tastings Marcia Selsor has been traveling to Europe for the past 30 years and leading workshops at La Meridiana since 2001. She has lived in Spain and Italy researching traditional potters and architectural ceramics in both countries. Marcia's programs offer inspiration from the local culture and hands-on experience in a ceramic studio. Selsor is a Professor Emerita of Montana State University and continues creative work from her studio and from locations throughout the United States and abroad. www.marciaselsor.com Stephani Stephenson is the owner, designer and creator of Revival Tileworks. She produced a DVD on Architectural Ceramics Techniques with the American Ceramic Society and has shared in-depth knowledge and experience with tilemaking, sculptural and architectural techniques, in workshops and in the classroom. www.revivaltileworks.com
  5. Hi all Pietro Maddalena has built a new Soda Kiln at La Meridiana/Tuscany and there's a workshop, including the baptism of the kiln (scheduled for Oct 4th), with Jayson Lawfer. Here are the links: http://meridianaceramics.wordpress.com/2013/08/13/our-new-soda-kiln-is-built-by-pietro/ http://www.lameridiana.fi.it/pottery_workshops_jayson_lawfer_39_13.htm Best regards Evelyne
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