GPI: A Few Workshop Spots Remain Open
For those of you who will be arriving at the Grove Park Inn on Thursday, you still have the opportunity to practice what we preach: the Arts and Crafts philosophy of Head, Heart and Hand.
Our Thursday afternoon and Friday morning workshops are limited to fewer than 20 people, so you get the full attention of each of our workshop instructors, nearly all of which are also exhibitors at the Arts and Crafts Conference.
As of today, the Coppersmithing Workshop with Frank Glapa is completely filled, as is the Printmaking Workshop with Laura Wilder, and the Landscape Design Workshop with Paul Duchscherer.
There are a few spots remaining in the Jewelry Making Workshop with Roycroft Renaissance craftsman Ron VanOstrand, in the Textile Embroidery Workshop with Ann Chaves (who will be speaking at the Thursday night Craftsman Farms Banquet – make your reservation!), in the Stains, Dyes and Finishes Workshop with Dennis Bertucci, and in the Pottery Decorating Workshop with Lisa Gluckin.
I spoke this past week with potter Lisa Gluckin, who will be teaching her Friday morning and early afternoon class in her personal studio in the 1917 Arts and Crafts Biltmore Industries complex a few steps from the Grove Park Inn. “We will be working with low-fired red earthenware clay,” she explained, “and I’ll show the difference between working with clay when it is wet, leather hard, bone dry or once fired. Our participants will have the opportunity to experience playing with clay in its different forms and consistencies.”
Lisa will have her clay carving tools on hand for everyone to use, and will show how under-glazing is done.
The workshop promises to be fun and exciting, and a perfect opportunity for you to express your creative side for a few hours before the conference gets underway.
For more information or to register, simply call Bruce Johnson’s office at (828) 628-1915.
Space is limited in each of these remaining workshops, so don’t delay!