Stephani Stephenson on tue 20 mar 01
I am happy to announce the following workshop.
I will soon post information about other Tile Heritage workshops as
Stephani Stephenson, Alchemie Studio
KEEPING THE CRAFT ALIVE
A Tile Heritage Hands-On Workshop
Sponsored by the Tile Heritage Foundation and Alchemie Studio
in support of Tile Heritage Foundation Educational Programs
What: RELIEF TILE MAKING IN THE
ARTS & CRAFTS TRADITION
Where: Alchemie Studio
When: June 2 -3, 2001
Cost: $175.00 ( includes materials)
Learn how to design and make relief tiles at Alchemie Studio, a working
ceramics studio. On Saturday, Alchemie artist Stephani Stephenson will
tips and techniques on design, transfer, carving, modeling, repeating
patterns, large scale work, mold making ,pressing tile and choosing and
Participants will be introduced to tools, terms and methods of tile
and architectural ceramics as they create a relief tile and a press
With an MFA in Ceramics from the University of Oregon and a recipient of
a Montana State Artist Fellowship, Stephenson , who has also studied
ceramics traditions in Spain, brings a wealth of ceramic and sculpting
experience to this workshop. She has worked with Alchemie Studio for the
past two years.
On Sunday Laird Plumleigh , Alchemie founder and noted tilemaker,
us over to his glazing and firing studio. Plumleigh created the
Hispano-Moresque fountain at the Plaza de Panama in Balboa Park.
award winning original large scale relief tiles have been featured in
publications such as Sunset Magazine and Frank Georgini's book, Handmade
Tile. Plumleigh will discuss his work , the work of early California
tilemakers and the Arts and Crafts revival. Participants will then
the clay studio . They will practice glazing and staining techniques,
press tile and learn
about techniques for drying and once firing relief tiles.
SPACE IS LIMITED! SIGN UP NOW!
To see samples of Alchemie Studio work, visit
and Stephani's home page
For further information about this workshop and the teachers please
contact the Tile Heritage Foundation.
Fax: 707-431-8455 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send for a prospectus describing this and other workshops for 2001 from
Tile Heritage Foundation.: Call (707) 431-8453 Fax: (707) 431-8455 or
NOTE: registration is being handled through the Tile Heritage
but you may contact me directly with questions if you like. Also I can
email you a registration form.
Leucadia is officially part of Encinitas, and is about 20 miles north of
We are on the beautiful Pacific coast just south of Carlsbad, CA.