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pottery holiday schools

updated mon 26 oct 09


gary navarre on sat 24 oct 09

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tony clennell on sat 24 oct 09

Lee: Most pottery schools are holiday schools whether they be Seth
Cardew's in Spain, Arrowmount, Haystack, Penland or Metchosin. Some
people chose to make a pottery school their holiday. Potters are
really great people to hang with. Some work their arses off and pick
the instructors brain clean. They work day and night and cram every
minute of the time there into learning. Some go to get laid. I think
if you pick the instructor you can get enuff information out of a two
week gig to keep you busy for decades.
I tip my hat to Mel's student for choosing Seth Cardew and Spain. 1 in
7 Americans have passports which says a lot about their view of the
world. If Seth is 1/10th as interesting as his old man I'd say she
will lots to think about. I'm also glad she chose Europe over Asia
since Europe is an under rated aesthetic in my opinion.
A couple of years ago I taught at la Meridiana in Tuscany. Some of the
students are returning again, 5 of my students from Metchosin are
coming to Tuscany with me this spring 2010. I take the learning
seriously and have asked Sheila to join me to add more substance to
the broth. We work hard far away from cells, faxes, phones and family
It may be a holiday away from life but guaranteed you come home
exhausted, exhilarated and ready to hit the studio.
The Pottery Holiday School is my bus mans holiday.


Lee Love on sat 24 oct 09

On Sat, Oct 24, 2009 at 3:40 PM, tony clennell wr=
> Lee: Most pottery schools are holiday schools whether they be Seth
> Cardew's in Spain, Arrowmount, Haystack, Penland or Metchosin.

Tony, you forgot Tuscany. Aren't there pottery cruises too? How
about a cruise to Tuscany? ;^)

Lee, a Mashiko potter in Minneapolis

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