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Instructors 2018

Adrian Arleo
Antoinette Badenhurst
Curtis Benzle
John Colbeck
Maria Geszler- Garzuly
Kate & Will Jacobson
Susan Nemeth
Richard Phethean
Franco Rampi
Ellen Shankin
Ken Shipley
John Shirley
Luca Tripaldi
Sharon Warrington
Lucia Zucconi


14.2019 Personal Pots Through Soft Slabs
Basics and Beyond of Soft Slab Construction
Liz Summerfield www.lzspottery.com
April 2nd – 16th 2019
Handbuilding. Beginners to advanced

What makes your favourite pot so special? Is it the shape of the form, the feel in your hand, or the vibrant colour that creates excitement within you? Pots have the power to evoke, feelings and emotions. Let’s create those pots!
This workshop intends to demystify working with soft slabs and offers the essential components to creating unique slab built pots. Students will be introduced to the techniques of working with earthenware clay slabs and paper patterns. They will begin with simple functional forms and expand to include components such as lids, feet, and spouts. There will be discussion and work time allotted towards surface treatment using terra sigillata and underglazes.
Throughout the workshop, Liz will share her strategies on personalizing one’s work through discussion and visual presentation. She will also encourage open discussions on topics such as function, scale, and the importance of intention. Students are encouraged to come with specific questions, sketches and images (not only of pots) that they are drawn to.
This workshop emphasizes one-on-one interaction in a supportive, positive environment where experimentation is encouraged and individual development nurtured. This workshop is designed to accommodate all clay enthusiasts from beginner to advanced.


The total cost of the course is 2300 euros
The workshop fee includes the following
Tuition of 6 – 8 hours per day
Studio open 12 hours per day
All materials and firings
Lodging in double room; single room on request, add 400 euros
Welcome dinner, welcome breakfast. Farwell dinner
A freshly prepared Tuscan lunch with wine on all working days
Field trips

La MeridianaLiz Zlot Summerfield is a ceramic artist located in Western North Carolina making functional and collectible clay objects. She attended the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis to complete a Masters of Fine Arts in 2004. Since graduation, she and her husband have had each a studio and showroom in Baskerville.
She has been an instructor and visiting artist at numerous clay facilities, colleges, and universities. She exhibits and sells her work nationally through exhibitions, fine craft shows, our home gallery, and online. She has been included in a variety of ceramic publications.


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