July 2015

Workshop in the Woods


Last week I taught a colored clay workshop at Touchstone Center for Crafts in Pennsylvania. This is in the mountains, just southeast of Pittsburgh. 

The clay studio is in the open air, covered by a roof but not enclosed. There is a brook rushing by that we could hear all day long. Here is an image with some pieces drying in the sun.


They have been having an unusually wet summer, so the mossy rocks were flourishing everywhere.

It rained/drizzled for the first couple days but by Wednesday the sun came out and the weather was lovely.

I had a small group of very talented potters.


Here are some of the demo pieces I made during our week ...


… and below are some of the pieces my students made …




At the end of our week, I placed a fish I had made beside the stream in the woods because at one point in the week, she could have survived there just on the rain!!


I took four of the demo pieces home, never expecting them to survive the bumps of the long drive … but surprisingly, they made it.


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