It’s so great when one workshop leads to another. When Pete Pinnell was staying with us, he told us we simply had to have Lana Wilson come present a workshop. She was so popular and already booked up quite a ways out, so we actually had her scheduled two years ahead of time. The workshop filled quickly…clearly Pete was not the only one who thinks highly of Lana. In fact when Robin Hopper left us a list of folks he thought taught a good workshop, Lana’s name was in bold with multiple stars next to it, and the 13 attendees from Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Arkansas, and Colorado all agreed!
Original Lana Wilson Workshop Description
Join us for a fabulous two day workshop with Lana Wilson, author of Shape and Surface and star of “soft slab techniques with Lana Wilson.” This demonstration and hands-on workshop will focus on handbuilding techniques with an emphasis on surface decoration, such as impressing, incising and applying color. This workshop will feature the use of unusual construction techniques to make simple or complex forms of teapots, cups, a box with drawers, and vessels with a specific focus on handles. She will share slides of her work and conduct a brief discussion of the most foolproof ways to make bas-relief tile.
Lana Wilson Bio
Lana Wilson has given 150 workshops on handbuilding in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Israel, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. She has written a column for Clay Times magazine since 1996. Her work has been in over 185 shows (Mingei International Museum (San Diego), Green Hill Center (NC), Clay Art Center (NY), Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (MI), Red Lodge Clay Center (MT), Baltimore Clayworks (MD) and Craft and Folk Art Museum (CA),and appears in over ffifteen books. She is the author of Ceramics: Shape and Surface and she was a featured demonstrator at NCECA where a DVD was also produced on her working process. After being on board of Craft Emergency Relief Fund for four terms, she is presently on the board of Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. She has appeared twice on Discovery Channel extolling the delights of working in clay.
Lana Wilson Artist Statement:
We are thrilled to be able to include this Lana Wilson Bowl in our exhibition, available until the show closes on March 26th. Lana also decorates the underside of her work as seen here on the reverse of the bowl in image above: