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paul lewing tile workshop - south carolina

updated wed 30 sep 98


Lori Leary on tue 29 sep 98

Just a little follow-up message: Should be a great workshop, and of
course we are planning a lowcountry "do" on Saturday night. Probably
involving shrimp and crabs........Email me at for
Paul Lewing Tile Workshop

Saturday and Sunday, October 3 - 4, 1998
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Murrells Inlet Community Center Auditorium
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

This workshop, for beginners and experienced alike, is comprised of 12
hours of lecture/discussion and focuses on all aspects of producing
handmade tiles. Forming techniques such as rolling, extruding and
pressing will be demonstrated. Plans for home built equipment such as
slabrollers, extruders and tile presses as well as glaze recipes will be
distributed. Decorating techniques such as spraying, trailing, pouring,
sponging and brushing of glazes will be demonstrated, followed by a
discussion about the materials and processes for installation of tile
work. Marketing, especially as it applies to the special problems of
commissioned work is addressed. Topics include dealing with architects,
designers, and trade showrooms, and selling at wholesale, retail, and
trade shows. Special emphasis will be placed on booth design, portfolio
development, promotional literature and selling techniques. Next
follows a hands-on session of sume painting on clay and paper, after
which Paul will address the application of water-based china paints to
tile, as well as the Hunt-Speedball method of making silk-screens and
printing on tile. We conclude with slides of Paul s work, as well as
those of historical and contemporary architectural ceramics,
particularly work by Northwestern U.S. clay artists.

Paul Lewing discovered clay at the University of Montana while studying
with Rudy Autio, one of America s best known clay artists and muralists.
After earning both a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts, Paul
settled in Seattle where he has been a professional clay artist since
1972. Paul s work has been shown in many regional and national
exhibitions, and is included in the collections of the Montana
Institute of the Arts, Colorado Springs Art Museum, Overlake School and
Pacific Northwest Bell. Paul currently serves on the Studio Potter
Network National Advisory Board. Articles by Paul have been published
in Ceramics Monthly, Studio Potter, The Crafts Report and other
magazines. He has taught at Pottery Northwest, the Factory of the
Visual Arts, Highline Community College, and at numerous workshops
across the United States.


For workshop and lodging information:
Lori Leary at 843-237-1913 or

For registration: Georgetown County Parks and Recreation Commission
400 Dozier St.
P.O. Drawer 678
Georgetown, SC 29440