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Instructors 2017

Peter Beard
Curtis Benzle
Beth Cavener
John Colbeck
Jan Edwards
Lisa Ehrich
Adam Field e Heesoo
Rick Hensley
Lucianne Lassalle
Pietro Maddalena
Donna Polseno
Karin Putsch-Grassi
Franco Rampi
Lisa Reinertson
Marcia Selsor
Ken and Melody Shipley
Luca Tripaldi
Rachel Wood


15 Nature Tradition
Making functional and decorative work, using throwing and handbuilding, completing with carving and other decoration techniques.
Adam Field and Heesoo Lee www.adamfieldpottery.com
April 9th – 22th, 2017

Throwing and decoration. Intermediate and advanced

In this two-week workshop, Adam Field and Heesoo Lee (husband and wife) will demonstrate methods of working that have lead them to create distinct, yet complimentary, bodies of functional and decorative work. Both Adam and Heesoo share a love for nature and history while incorporating completely different sources, techniques and materials into their pots. Field will demonstrate his methods of wheel-throwing porcelain vessels and carving intricate pattern on a variety of forms. Lee will share her techniques for throwing, hand-building, and painting with porcelain along with her ideas about designing pots with specific slip and underglaze paintings in mind. Field’s discussions about his time as a potter’s apprentice in Korea, personal aesthetics, and photography journaling methods for the studio potter are certain to encourage individual discovery, growth, and development of fresh ideas. Lee will share stories about her life and work from her early years drawing and painting on 2-D surfaces in Korea to her current exploration with underglaze painting on porcelain vessels. There will also be informative discussions and exercises geared toward finding inspiration through personal exploration of one’s own practice both in and out of the studio. Participants will gain the skills and confidence necessary to explore form, texture, line, and color as a way to blend ideas and concepts with tactile discovery. Work will be made in porcelain.
*Adam will start each day with a 30-minute discussion/activity on creativity and personal expression and idea building through techniques he has developed from his photography background.

The total cost of the course is 2300 Euro; Single price supplement: 300 Euros.
The workshop fee includes the following:
Tuition (6 – 8 hours per day, studio open 12 hours)
All materials and firings
Lodging in double room; single room on request, add 300 €
Welcome dinner and welcome breakfast
A freshly prepared Tuscan Lunch with wine on all working days
Field trips

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Adam Field was born and raised in Colorado. He earned his BA in Art from Fort Lewis College. For two years he immersed himself in the culturally rich art scene of the San Francisco bay area, where he began his full time studio practice. From there, he relocated to Maui, where he established a thriving studio business. He spent most of 2008 in Icheon, South Korea, studying traditional Korean pottery making techniques under 6th generation Onggi master Kim Il Mahn. In 2013 he created and debuted HIDE-N-SEEKAH at the NCECA conference in Houston, TX. After maintaining his studio in Durango, CO for 5 years, Adam recently moved to Helena, MT where he is currently a long-term artist in residence at The Archie Bray Foundation. His works are included in private collections and kitchen cabinets internationally. www.adamfieldpottery.com

La MeridianaHeesoo Lee Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, Heesoo Lee earned her BA in Art from Ehwa University. After apprenticing with Julia Kirillova in Berkeley, CA, Heesoo began her full time studio practice. From there, she relocated to Maui, where she established a thriving studio business. She was a summer resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT in 2013. Heesoo currently maintains her studio in Helena, MT.

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