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post for tile workshop

updated fri 27 jan 06


mel jacobson on thu 26 jan 06

Please post this workshop for me as my attempts have been unsuccessful.=20
Thanks in advance for your help.
Cuerda Seca Tile Workshop at the Beach by Tzadi Turrou
Offered by Mud Bucket Pottery Studio and Gallery, North Myrtle Beach, SC
The workshop will be conducted by Tzadi Turrou, a renowned clay artist who=
has studied, worked, and taught abroad and throughout the United States.=20
Tzadi designs and crafts colorful tiles ranging from small and decorative=20
to large architectural pieces. She consults and works with architects and=20
individual clients throughout the United States to design and make entire=20
kitchen black splashes, countertops, fireplace surrounds, bathrooms, and=20
floors. Tzadi currently lives and works in Burnsville, North Carolina.=20
Examples of Tzadi=92s work can be seen at
The workshop will explore and practice Tzadi=92s Cuerda Seca technique.=20
Cuerda seca literally means =93dry rope=94 and involves applying an oil=
black line to bisqued tiles. The resist line is screened, painted, or drawn=
onto the tile. Then glazes are applied using eye droppers, bulbs, or loaded=
brushes. The oil-based resist line acts as a dam for the water-based glaze=
and becomes the black outline surrounding the designs after glazing and=20
firing. The technique follows an old Moorish resist and has flourished in=20
the Southwest during the late 19th and 20th centuries when it was used to=20
produce intricate polychrome designs. The oil based resist material now in=
use was developed by Tzadi and is produced and sold by Axner Pottery Supply=
under the name =93Waxline.=94
What to Expect:
Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of and practice in cuerda=
seca tile making and complete the workshop with tiles that they have=20
designed and glazed. The tiles are suitable for everyday use. Tzadi will=20
bring her expertise and experience with clay in all formats to assist=20
participants in adding new dimensions to their work or hobby.
Friday, March 24, 2006 through Sunday, March 26, 2006
Friday, 6:00 PM =96 slides, discussions, snacks
Saturday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM =96 Instruction and hands-on tile making with=
Sunday, 10:00 AM =96 Kiln opening and review of tiles
Mud Bucket Pottery, 115 Surfrider Blvd., Suite 6, Longs, SC 29568
The studio is located on Hwy 9 only two miles west of North Myrtle Beach,=20
SC and the beaches of the Grand Strand. 843-399-8702
$275 per person includes 6 bisqued tiles, Waxline, glazes, and firing.
Lunch at the studio on Saturday is also included.
Advance registration and payment must be complete by March 1, 2006.=20
Enrollment limit is 15. Call Mud
Bucket Pottery at 843-399-8702 or e-mail
Many moderately priced hotels are available within 2-3 miles of the studio.=
Examples are: Comfort Inn
North, 843-249-2490; Hampton Inn Harbourgate, 843-249-1997; Best Western=20
Inn and Suites, 843-280-
4555; or for a complete listing call the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of=20
Commerce, 843-281-2662.
Johnnie J. (John Johnson)
Mud Bucket Pottery
(843) 399-8702
(843) 340-1674 cell when it works

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