Potters & Sculptors - Making Rock from Mud
Time: August 15, 2017 at 12pm to August 22, 2017 at 12pm
Location: Gallery Lodge, Kasilof, Alaska
Street: 22536 Terrace Dr,
City/Town: Kasilof, AK 99610
Website or Map: https://www.google.com/maps/p…
Phone: (907) 229-2999
Event Type: retreat, conference, vacation, workshop
Organized By: Dot Hagen
Latest Activity: Feb 18, 2017
An intimate un-conference for ceramic art mentors and clay artists -- to recharge in the larger-than-life environment that is Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. We want there to be some clay, but as a side dish, rather than the main course. We are turning the typical clay workshop on its head. No big Kahuna will get paid for sharing his/her wisdom. Rather all guests will enjoy lodging with self-serve breakfast provisions included for just $50 per night per person. Thanks to Dot for this deep discount off her high season rates. Other meals will be self -prepared or communal, according to guest preferences, and we have much time to organize some memorable meals.
Each participant is asked to give a brief talk or demonstration of some essential kernel of his/her ceramic process, that might be of interest to others attending. Presentations should be 2 hours or less. All participants are invited to create several small pieces during the first two days, so they can be dried and bisqued before the final evening’s raku party. The clay studio will be open for the entire week, and participants can make arrangements to have works bisqued and shipped home after the event. You just know that someone will be pressing a salmon into some clay.
Getting there will be half the fun. We anticipate that most people will want to attend this event as part of a larger Alaska vacation. Whether you drive, fly, take a cruise ship, or the Alaska ferry system, there will be more to see on your way to and from than you will believe possible.
Even though the renowned King salmon run will be over, it will still be possible to walk from the lodge down to the river bank, and catch very respectable silver salmon (Coho), and have them on your plate at your next meal. Attendees will be able to book:
Registration is now open for enough guests to fill the lodge to its 20 person capacity. The lodge can accommodate an additional 10 tent campers on the grounds at a reduced rate of $25 per night per person. So sign up early, and we will have lots of time to plan the details around the desires of our participants.