Nan Rothwell on sat 7 dec 02
Nan Rothwell To Teach Pottery Classes and Workshops
Beginning in January 2003, I will be teaching classes and workshops in my
studio in Nelson County, Virginia. (Southwest of Charlottesville near
Classes will meet once a week for three hours, over four consecutive weeks.
Enrollment will be limited to six students. Classes are open to students of
all levels of experience. Class fees of $100.00 include instruction, clay
and firing. Enrolled students may use the classroom for practice any time
8:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday-Saturday, except when other classes or workshops
are using it.
While students of all experience levels are welcome in weekly classes, the
weekend workshops are geared to those already proficient in basic potting
techniques. The workshops will offer working potters and serious students
the time and space to explore specific projects in throwing and finishing
Workshop February 8-9 -- Adding On
Work on pitchers and vases, adding clay to partially-thrown forms.
Workshop March 15-16 - Decorating on the Wheel
Altering thrown pieces using squaring, faceting, and other wet-work
Future weekend workshops will focus on single projects or techniques.
Potential themes include hand-building with wheel-thrown components; altering
thrown forms when leather-hard; teapots & teabowls; and lidded jars.
Workshops will run 10-4 Saturday and Sunday, with an evening session on
Saturday for a potluck meal and potters' show & tell. Weekend workshop fees
of $100.00 include instruction and clay.
I make functional salt glazed and reduction pottery. (For a look at my pots,
go to sprucecreekgallery.com.) I started potting in England in 1969, studying
at the Harrow School of Art and in private studios in England and Ireland.
During my years as a potter, I've taught classes and workshops in a variety
of settings, most recently for the Shenandoah Potters' Guild and at Hood
The Pottery Studio
Nestled next to the Blue Ridge Mountains, my studio sits on a rise
overlooking the Rockfish River. This is a lovely area, and we sit in a
particularly attractive corner of it. Join me for a weekend of intense
studio work, with breaks to enjoy the natural beauty of Nelson County.
For a brochure about these classes and workshops, contact Nan
221 Pottery Lane
Faber VA 22938