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COVID-19 STUDIO UPDATE

THE WORKSHOPS ARE BACK!

THINGS ARE LOOKING GOOD. MOST OF YOU WILL HAVE HAD YOUR SHOTS AND THE WORLD LOOKS LIKE IT’S FINALLY GETTING BACK TO NORMAL. THE REGISTRATION (PAYPAL) BUTTONS ARE RIGHT BELOW SO THAT YOU MAY EASILY SIGN UP FOR THE WORKSHOP(S) OF YOUR CHOICE. FLYERS WITH MORE INFORMATION ARE BELOW THE REGISTRATION BUTTONS AND ARE UPDATED REGULARLY. JUST SCROLL DOWN. WE ARE NOW ADDING TO BOTH OUR 2021 AND 2022 SCHEDULES SO PLEASE CHECK BACK WHEN YOU CAN, BUT SIGN UP SOON. WE HAVE SOME GREAT WORKSHOPS COMING UP AND YOU’LL WANT TO HOLD A PLACE FOR YOURSELF. AND DO GET IN TOUCH IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU AGAIN…SEE YOU SOON,

ALISON & STEVE

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THE UPCOMING WORKSHOPS


THE REGISTRATION BUTTONS (PAYPAL MODULES)


PLEASE NOTE – PayPal fees have been added. There will be no refunds for cancellations within a week of any workshop. Cancellations before a week will be refunded only by credit to another workshop. That credit needs to be redeemed within two years. A fee of $100 will be incurred if you transfer your registration to a different workshop. When PayPal buttons are removed, the workshop is full. Email or call to put yourself on the wait list


2021



Steven Hill’s Journey Workshop

May 21-27, 2021 October 15-17, 2021 May 16-18, 2022

$1,850.00


Jon Townley

June 5-6, 2021

$220.00


Kenyon Hansen – In Between the Elements

June 11-14, 2021. Hands-on and demo workshop.

$440.00


Jack Troy – Unrounding: A Workshop

Discovering and Befriending Asymmetry From Thrown Forms July 9-12, 2021

$450.00

Jack Troy: Two-Day Option

July 9-10, 2021, or July 11-12, 2021. Please specify when registering.

$250.00


Candice Methe

July 16-19, 2021 Modern Vestiges – a hands-on workshop

$415.00


Alison Palmer – A Large Animal Workshop

July 31-August 2, 2021

$315.00


Jen Allen – From Slab to Fab

August 13-16, 2021. A hands-on and demo workshop.

$440.00


Tom White – Demo and Hands-On

August 28-29, 2021

$220.00


Chris Gustin

September 10-13, 2021. Hands-on and demo workshop

$440.00



BANDANA POTTERY IS WAIT LIST ONLY – PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL US AT spoonrest@icloud.com


Catherine White

October 1-5, 2021. Hands-on and demo.

$550.00

Catherine White – 2-Day Demo Option

October 1-2, 2021

$250.00



2022

Noel Bailey – Form, Line, Transpire, Refine

April 7-10th 2022 – Demo only for the first two days; hands-on for the remaining two. Two- day payment button below.

$440.00

Noel Bailey – Two-Day Option

April 7-10th 2022 – Demo only for the first two days; hands-on for the remaining two. Please specify your choice.

$220.00

Doug Peltzman

April 22-25, 2022 Making The Work to Feed The Work: Explorations in Form and Surface

$440.00


Ken Matsuzaki – A Four-Day Demo Only Workshop

Mid-June 2022 TBA

$450.00

Ken Matsuzaki – Demo Workshop 2-Day Option

Mid-June 2022 – TBA

$250.00

Ken Matsuzaki and Akira Satake

Mid-June 2022 – TBA A 2-Day Demo Only with both artists.

$325.00


Matt Wegleitner

Strictly Firing – Soda and Wood – Mid-June 2022. Bring your cone 10 bisque work to fill both kilns.

$600.00


George Rodriguez

A Hands-On Sculpture Workshop July 1-7, 2022

$770.00


Kyle Lee – Throwing, Decorating and Firing

July 21-24, 2022 A Four-Day Hands-On Workshop

$440.00


Sue Tirrell

August 5-8, 2022

$440.00


David MacDonald

August 19-21, 2022 A three-day hands-on and demo workshop

$330.00


John Britt – Three Day Glaze Testing Workshop

October 28-30, 2022

$330.00

John Britt – Advanced Glazing

November 1-3, 2022

$330.00

FLYERS

PLEASE NOTE OUR “DAY WITH” SERIES..


2021


STEVEN HILL’S JOURNEY WORKSHOP

WAIT LIST ONLY



May 21-27, 2021
October 15-17, 2021
May 16-18, 2022

My journey began with a summer workshop in 1972, taught by Peter Sohngen. Since the early 80’s, I have shared MY aesthetic and techniques in over 300 workshops. This workshop is different; it is about you and your relationship with clay. This journey is YOURS. – Steven Hill
You are inspired,
You are motivated,
Begin your journey… now.
What inspires you? Art? Music? Nature? Technology? Architecture? Each of us is capable of expressing unique individuality in our ceramic work. Is your work as personal as you would like it to be or does it seem more like a collection of techniques learned from others? 
Your journey begins with 6 ½ days exploring your relationship with clay at Alison Palmer’s Studio. Through a combination of individual critique, group discussion and hands-on experimentation, you will set in motion the search for personal expression. You will leave The Journey Workshop with a plan for the upcoming year and return to your studio with focus, renewed motivation, a group of peers and a mentor to help keep you on track.  
Who is a prime candidate for the Journey Workshop?
This workshop is perfect for the professional who feels stale, for the amateur who wants to develop their body of work, or anyone who wants to take their pottery or sculptural work to a deeper, more personal level. It is helpful to be comfortable with your basic techniques, as this workshop is not technically oriented. In the past, however, people at all levels of expertise have benefited greatly from taking the Journey Workshop. 
Workshop Structure:
In preparation for your journey, Steven would like everyone to read 2 books. Don’t worry, they are both fairly easy reading. The first is, “Big Magic, Creative Living Beyond Fear” by Elizabeth Gilbert. This is a fabulous guide on accessing your creativity. https://www.amazon.com/Big-Magic-Creative-Living-Beyond/dp/1594634726/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1493173671&sr=8-1&keywords=big+magic The second is “Steal Like An Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative” By Austin Kleon. https://www.amazon.com/Steal-Like-Artist-Things-Creative/dp/0761169253/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1493173834&sr=1-1&keywords=steal+like+an+artist A private Facebook page will be set up in advance for students to communicate with each other before and during their journey, posting images, thoughts, questions and inspiration. The Facebook page is critical to group camaraderie and motivation. For the first weeklong session, bring as much information about yourself as possible… images or examples of recent pottery or other artwork, a journal or sketchbook, music, or anything relevant to your individuality. Each day during the initial week we will spend about half of our time in class discussions and group exercises. The rest of your time will be spent working in clay, drawing, journaling, or other individualized creative activities, applying insights gained in the class. Towards the end of the initial week, you will write a personal contract to help formulate your plan for the upcoming year. As your journey progresses throughout the year, you will have the option to schedule Facetime critiques with Steven for $80 an hour. We will meet for a mid-year critique at Alison Palmer’s Studio on October 24-25, 2020. Finally, on May 21-23, 2021 we will reconvene for final critiques and to share and celebrate our individual journeys. The workshop will culminate with a show and opening.
You will NOT be learning Steven Hill’s techniques in The Journey Workshop. Instead, this workshop is designed to help you find YOUR voice in clay. Steven will push you to go deeper and discover personal ways of expressing yourself. Yes, it is true there is nothing “new” in art, but that doesn’t prevent you from bringing your own unique spirit as a potter, sculptor, artist and human being to your personal work.
 
The Journey Workshop DOES NOT INCLUDE firing at Alison Palmer’s Studio, unless you would like your work to be bisque fired to take with you. The work made for the show at the end of the Journey Workshop will be made and fired in your studio throughout the upcoming year.
Workshop Schedule:
May 21-27, 2021 – Initial weeklong workshop at Alison Palmer’s Studio. The workshop will begin on Friday, May 21 at 6pm, with a welcome session.May – October 2021 – Studio work and preparation for mid-year critique.
October 15-17, 2021 – Mid-year critique at Alison Palmer’s Studio.October – May 2022 – Studio work and preparation for show.
May 16-18, 2022 – Journey final critique, show and celebration at Alison Palmer’s Studio.
Additional Reading:
There will be updates to the reading list as we move forward. To find out more about Steven’s philosophy on these workshops, read the May 2007 Comment in Ceramics MonthlyRethinking Ceramics Workshops. The Eight-Month Workshop: A Journey of Discovery, Steven’s article about the first Journey workshop that began at the Metchosin’ International Summer School of the Arts in Victoria, BC in July of 2007 and ended at Center Street Clay in March of 2008, is in the June 2008 issue of Ceramics Monthly. PDF’s of these articles can be downloaded at: http://www.stevenhillpottery.com/articles/. These two articles are feeling somewhat dated, as the process has evolved over 5 earlier Journey Workshops, but they are worthwhile reading nonetheless. 
If you have additional questions about the Journey Workshop you may contact Steven Hill directly: sahill@me.com 
 

A Note from Alison Palmer:
We are honored again to be hosting Steven Hill’s Journey Workshop. This workshop involves an ongoing commitment from the student throughout the year. As the student goes deeper into the process, it will open up endless opportunities for growth into a more personal body of work. This workshop includes three separate sessions. Make sure to check the dates so that it coincides with your own schedule. If the class so chooses, we can meet at alternative times throughout the year to talk about our work and its progress.
If you are a returning participant, please give us a call or email us to discuss news and updates.
The fee for the workshop is $1850. To register and pay, please go to our website at the link below or email us at spoonrest@icloud.com
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https://alisonpalmerstudio.com/clay-2/
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The Alison Palmer Studio
48 Stone Fences Lane • South Kent, CT 06785
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Below is our workshop gift certificate. Please call to pay and receive your approval code. We will then email you a copy that can be printed out and given as a gift.

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