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Instructors 2011

Course number:
01 Pietro Maddalena
17 Richard Phethean
18 Robbie Lobell
24 Susan Nemeth
25 Pietro Maddalena
27 Luca Tripaldi
27a Virginia Pates
28 T.Toland & B.C.Stichter
29 Pietro Maddalena
30 Luca Tripaldi
31 D.Polseno &      R.Hensley
33 P.Maddalena &             O.Mengucci
34 Ruthanne Tudball
36 Luca Tripaldi
37 Lorri Acott-Fowler
38 Pietro Maddalena
38A Pietro Maddalena
40 Melissa Farquhar
41 Carolyn Genders

34 Realizing and Exploring your own Creativity through Throwing and Soda Glazing
Ruthanne Tudball
August 24th- September 3rd, 2011
Throwing. For intermediate and advanced

The course will provide the opportunity to explore making skills through the making of objects that require you to deal with scale, utility, context and meaning.
It is for skilled throwers and less skilled throwers with adequate basic knowledge of the wheel.
This course will contain exercises which will stretch and challenge your approach to throwing and will offer an opportunity to practice stretching your imagination and originality in your approach to form and decoration.
This will be combined with soda vapour glazing. We will consider what forms and decoration are  best enhanced with soda glazing.  This will include mixing slips and experimenting with different clays and clay additives to obtain interesting and pleasing results from the kiln.  Bring a sample of your own clay and any other clays you can obtain (these will be used in slip making) and some basic drawing materials of your choice.

Cost € 1.100  It includes welcome dinner, lunches, lodging, tuition, materials and firings

La MeridianaRuthanne Tudball:  Born and brought up in California, USA, where I met my future husband, a foreign exchange student in my high school,  I moved to England to marry in 1968.  I graduated from the University of Reading in Berkshire with a BA (Honours) in English Language and Literature in 1974, followed by a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. Between classes at the university I went to a local pottery and  took advantage of “studio time” between taught classes to teach myself to throw .
 Initially self-taught in pottery, I was accepted onto the post-graduate course at the University of London, Goldsmith’s College in 1987 and graduated with a Commendation and two years worth of research into soda glazing.  This led to writing a book, “Soda Glazing”, published by A&C Black in 1995.  Since 1989 I have worked as a full-time potter.
I have regularly conducted workshops around the world on throwing, manipulating and assembling wet pots on the wheel and soda glazing.  My pots are in public and private collections in Europe, North America, Australia and Asia. 
In 2004 we moved to Welborne near Dereham in Norfolk, a place full of inspiration and where I maintain a full-time studio.

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