Workshop Instructors

Bill Griffith -Handbuilt Pottery:  Low Tech/High Results
September 25-30, 2022

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Bill Griffith is an artist, administrator, and educator who has worked at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts as the Assistant Director, Program Director, and Outreach and Partnership Liaison.

 

Bill’s functional and sculptural ceramics continue to be exhibited and published in national juried/invitational exhibitions and publications.

His work is included in many private and public collections including the Tennessee State Museum, Asheville Art Museum, NC, the Arkansas Art Center, San Angelo Museum of Art, CA, the Tokoname Cultural Museum, Japan, and Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, China.

 

Griffith continues to lecture and teach as a visiting artist, juror, and workshop leader for craft schools, universities, art centers, and craft fairs throughout the United States.  He is a recipient of a Tennessee Arts Commission Individual Artists Fellowship. In 2018, NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) awarded him the Outstanding Achievement Award for his contributions to the ceramic field.

 

For a complete CV, please visit www.billgriffithclay.com

Jen Allen -Handbuilt Pottery:  From Slab to Fab
November 3-8, 2022

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Jen Allen is a studio potter, mother and educator in Morgantown, WV. She received her BFA from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and her MFA from Indiana University, Bloomington.  Among her awards, she was a recipient of the Taunt Fellowship at the Archie Bray Foundation (2006-2007). In 2008, Jen moved to West Virginia to join her husband, Shoji Satake, who is a professor of ceramics at West Virginia University. They have two kids together. In 2019, Jen co-founded the Mo'town Studio Tour, an annual tour of art studios in Morgantown, WV. You can find her pottery in homes and kitchens across the globe. 

More information about Jen and her work is available at:

https://www.jenniferallenceramics.com/

Stephen Driver -Throwing on the Potter's Wheel

January 16-20, 2023

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Stephen Driver has been making pots and teaching ceramics for over 49 years.  After apprenticing in England in 1976 under potters Michal Leach and Peter Bruce Dick, he moved to rural Arkansas and started Mulberry Creek Pottery.  From 1986 to 1988 Steve returned to school and received his MFA under Ron Meyers’s mentorship at the University of Georgia.  In 2013 he retired from 20 years of teaching and is currently producing wood-fired pottery and sculpture from his studio surrounded by the Ozark National Forest in Northwest Arkansas.

Stephen’s work can be found in permanent collections at the American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA), Arkansas Museum of Fine Art, and the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute and in numerous private collections  

More information about Stephen and his work is available at www.littlemulberrygallery.com

Tip Toland -Facial Expression as a Mask

March 6-11, 2023

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Tip Toland lives in Vaughn, Washington.  She received her MFA from Montana State University in 1981. Tip is a full-time studio artist and a part-time instructor in Seattle. She conducts workshops across the United States, Europe, Australia, Mexico, Taiwan, and the Middle East.  Traver Gallery in Seattle, WA represents her work.

Her work is in numerous public and private collections, including The Yellowstone Art Museum, The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian, Nelson Atkins Museum, The Crocker Museum, St. Petersburg Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Eleanor Wilson Museum at Hollins University, Kohler Arts Center, Portland Art Museum, Racine Art Museum, Yingee Ceramics Museum, Icheon Museum of Ceramics.

More information about Tip and her work is available at: http://www.tiptoland.com/

Adrian Arleo -The Narrative Figure in Clay
March 27-April 1, 2023

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Adrian Arleo has spent the last 29 years living outside Missoula, Montana, with her family and a menagerie of animals. Adrian studied Art and Anthropology at Pitzer College (B.A. 1983) and received her M.F.A. in ceramics from Rhode Island School of Design in 1986. She works full-time as a ceramic sculptor, and says the following about her work:  

 

For 40 years, my sculpture has combined human, animal and natural imagery to create a kind of emotional and poetic power. Often there's a suggestion of a vital interconnection between the human and non-human realms; the imagery arises from associations, concerns and obsessions that are at once intimate and universal. The work frequently references mythology and archetypes in addressing our vulnerability amid changing personal, environmental and political realities. By focussing on older, more mysterious ways of seeing the world, edges of consciousness and deeper levels of awareness suggest themselves.

Adrian’s work is exhibited nationally and internationally, and is in numerous public and private collections.  Her work has been widely published in books, magazines, and on the internet. Adrian is a frequent workshop instructor across the US and abroad and enjoys teaching courses on figurative ceramic sculpture. More information about Adrian and her work is available at https://www.adrianarleo.com/

 

Antoinette Badenhorst - Understanding Porcelain
April 10-14, 2023

 

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Antoinette Badenhorst

Antoinette is a ceramic artist who specializes in fine translucent porcelain sculpted vessels. Over the past 18 years, she has obtained international recognition for her porcelain, as well as for her instruction and technical articles.

She was born in Johannesburg South Africa, was raised in a semi-desert area of Namibia on the Southwest coast of Africa, and is currently a citizen of the USA. Her work has been exhibited on four continents and is showcased in both private and museum collections around the world.

Antoinette has presented workshops in many countries across the world. The demand for her teaching skills led to online porcelain classes for students in 43 countries. Her work is widely featured in magazines and ceramic books. Her expertise with porcelain contributed to a book published by Ceramics Monthly, Working with Porcelain.

Antoinette’s work is inspired by the rhythm of nature.

More information about Antoinette and her work is available at http://porcelainbyantoinette.com