Thanks to all who came to see my demonstration in the NCECA Process Room in Kansas City. I enjoyed having the opportunity to show an alternative way of making handles and I’m thrilled that the leatherhard mug I brought from Florida survived air travel to receive the handle.
I’m getting excited as I prep for the Alabama Clay Conference. I’m in excellent company among the other presenters and I’ll be handbuilder on the ticket. I look forward to meeting everyone who’ll be attending. See you on Friday!
I am excited to announce that I will be teaching in the University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy this summer. The program was started in 1970 as a summer study abroad and grew into a year-round satellite campus of UGA. I spent a week in Cortona several years ago on vacation and I have been impatiently awaiting the chance to return. I was struck by the relaxed lifestyle, being surrounded by history, amazing food, and, of course, the coffee bars. Who wouldn’t want to work in this historic studio in a beautiful Tuscan hilltown?
The program is designed for full-time undergraduate and graduate credit. Students take 3-5 courses including studios in CERAMICS!!!! as well as art history and Italian language. Centered in Tuscany, students have the opportunity to see masterworks in Rome, Florence, Venice, Arezzo, Pisa, Orvieto and Sienna. Cortona is home to an impressive collection of Etruscan pottery and nearby Deruta is a center of majollica production.