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piepenburg raku workshop

updated fri 13 apr 07


Maxwell, Deborah on thu 12 apr 07

I have been asked by Studio 1219 located in Port Huron, Michigan to post
this information.

Raku Workshop w/ Robert & Gail Piepenburg
"Our Spirit Shapes our Clay" Raku is a low fire process that results in
a wide variety of colors, no two are ever alike. This workshop is
intended as an introduction to the exciting and dynamic process of Raku.
Raku firings have their origins in Japan. Raku glazes will be
available. A short demonstration will take place and then the firing
will begin. Each potter needs to bring 3-4 bisque pieces or purchase
from a wide variety of pieces available to be fired. Limited to 15
Saturday May 5th from 11-4pm
Cost: $100
Instructor: Robert and Gail Piepenburg
1219 Military, Port Huron, MI 48060
(810) 984-2787

Robert Piepenburg is a well-known artist and author. He has been a
recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and several
Michigan Council for the Arts Creative Artist Grants. His works are in
many private and public collections including the Smithsonian in
Washington, DC. As a teacher, who honors the primal dimensions of human
possibilities, he was recently selected by his college and colleagues as
the Outstanding Teacher of the Year. Robert's latest book, The Spirit of
Clay, has been described as a technical partner and spiritual friend
those seeking to expand and clarify their knowledge of themselves
through clay.=20

Gail Piepenburg is a renowned artist whose art works resonates with
spirit-charging life energy. Gail's works appear in many of the
contemporary books on ceramics and have won her many awards. More
formidably, her professional artistic experiences have infused her being
with profound meaning and insight. As a teacher committed to the
emergence of human growth potentials, she is a master of a multiple
range of positive human processes that are both inspirational and
supportive. As an inherently creative and enthusiastic person, she is an
extraordinarily gifted workshop leader.

Deborah J. Bassett-Maxwell
Kimball, MI


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