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Penland Clay : Summer 2010

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hayne bayless and lindsay rogers
penland, summer 2009

Maybe you've already heard about summer 2010 at Penland, but thought I would share this if you haven't. This schedule is still subject to change.

Complete information will be posted in early January (or maybe a little bit sooner).

Clay 2010
Session 1: May 30 - June 11
Kathy King and Paul Wandless--Print and Clay Buffet (both studios)

Session 2: June 13 - 25
Kristen Kieffer--Altered, Ornamented & Electric
Alice Ballard and Jenny Mendes--Cross Pollination

Session 3: June 27 - July 9
Judith Duff--Japanese Style: Forms and Shinos
George Kokis and Rodney McCoubrey--Clay, Myth, Fairy Tale

Session 4: July 11 - 23
Bede Clark--Wheel Pots: Geometry and Vitality
Carlos Alves and Katrina Plato--Meaning and Mosaic: Ceramic Tile in Community

Session 5: July 25 - August 10
Sam Chung--Fusing Form, Surface, and Idea
Kenneth Baskin--Successful Slab Construction

Session 6: August 15 - 27
Elisa Helland-Hansen--Pots for Food
Tip Toland--Gesture, Psychology, and the Human Figure

Session 7: August 29 - September 4
Michael Sherrill--All Things Malleable
John Byrd--Mixed-Media Ceramic Sculpture

Penland Clay Slides Tonight

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Hayne Bayless introducing his studio assistant,
and my wonderful neighbor, Lindsay Rogers.

Tuesday Night is clay slides night at Penland this summer and it was a great night of wonderful work. First my bud, Hayne Bayless was up and among other things he was gracious enough to show a few of our pieces during his talk that we did together, last time he was passing through. Then my neighbor, Lindsay Rogers (who is assisting Hayne) showed slides of her pots, her visual influences, and pots with food! Sarah House is Hayne's other assistant. She should not be confused by our Sarah House, from Burnsville, NC. She talked about her work and the influence of scientific discovery on her work.

After a group intro by three studio assistants, James Watkins showed slides of his impressive work and travels. His assistants followed with quite a variety of work.

I take for granted this "cultural entertainment" that happens nightly up at the school, where teachers and their assistants briefly describe their work and show pictures for about ten minutes. It's quick and impressionistic at times, but it allows everyone time to present their work and still allow time to go back to the studios to get a little work in before it gets late.

Here is a platter that James Watkins made today using
sodium silicate to give the surface a crackle.

Here are Hayne and Lindsay looking over some
imagery Lindsay is working on in the work
she is making this session.

But tonight there wasn't much work being done as
Alan Tinney and Jan Welch were entertaining from
the upper clay porch. It was a blast as the moon
rose nearby in all of it's glory on this clear cool night.

There are a lot of friends teaching this session and I hope to ramble a little more and post some pictures of the great stuff I'm sure they're gonna do.

some of my pots that await

Meanwhile there are pots to make. But that a story for another day!

Hayne Bayless at ASU

Michael Kline

I got to see my good friend Hayne Bayless in Boone tonight. It was much too brief, but I'm thankful that Lynn Duryea and App State brought him here. Boone, NC is about an hour NE of the Penland/SprucePine/Bakersville area.

Hayne made this pot this morning
and had a slide talk this evening.

That's Hayne to the right of the
beautiful turquoise plate.

There he is again to the right of this nice coffee set! really.

I'm looking forward to seeing him here at Penland this summer July 5th-17th, Session 4.

Hayne Bayless @ ASU

Michael Kline

I wanted to mention that my New England Connecticut Yankee cousin Hayne (Bayless) will be presenting a lecture about his work at Appalachian State University on March 23rd. The talk will begin at 7 p.m. in Wey Hall at the Boone, NC campus.

From the ASU web page:
Hayne Bayless, whose slab-built pots encompass both harmony and tension, operates Sideways Studio in Ivoryton CT. He has a BA in journalism from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and cofounded the pottery programs at Fairhaven College and the Lakeside School in Washington. He teaches numerous workshops in the US and Canada, including the Penland School and Arrowmont, and exhibits his work widely.
Hayne will also be making a few pots. That will begin at 10 a.m. in the ceramics studio, Wey Hall #119. I hope to see you there. The public is invited. Contact Lynn Duryea: duryeal[at] appstate[dot]edu for more info.

ACC Baltimore Report?

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Sam Taylor fielding a call
in Hayne Bayless' booth.

This just in from the mega booth of Sam Taylor, Hayne Bayless, and Meg Little. Doesn't look like a lot is happening on this first day of wholesale at the annual American Crafts Council Show in Baltimore. Here is Sam having yet another cup of yerba matte. Sales data is unavailable at this time. There were some buyers spotted in Jeff Kleckner's booth down the row. Good luck folks!