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  • 2019 Snow Hill - Alice Ballard - Finding Your Form Through Clay

    September 12 -16, 2019

    Medium:  Ceramics
    Level: All levels, beginners to professional can benefit and are welcome
    Tuition:  $650 | Lab Fee: $65 (includes 1st bag of clay)

    "Finding Your Form Through Clay"

    This workshop is intended to help you establish a more intimate relationship with your natural environment as well as impacting your relationship with clay.  Snow Hill and the surrounding coastal environment will be a perfect place to collect natural forms that attract you and then use these forms to inspire your work in clay.  I will share my favorite hand building techniques that should lay a foundation for the construction of different forms.  Intuition, spontaneity and fun will be part of this process oriented workshop.  Only a curiosity and an open mind are required.

    Alice Ballard received her Bachelor of Science in design from the U. of Michigan.  She followed this with a Master’s Degree in painting.Her work is represented by Blue Spiral 1 in Asheville, NC, Eno Gallery in Hillsborough and Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy, Charlotte, NC.  She has work in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery in Washington DC as well as the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC and has completed numerous public art projects in Alaska. Most recently she has completed commissions for the Medical U. of SC and Abacus Financial Planning, Inc. in Columbia, SC.  She just closed a solo exhibition at the Greenville County Museum of Art, and in recent years has had exhibitions at Winthrop University, the Sumter County Museum of Art, UNC Asheville and the SC Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities.  This fall her Tree Totem IX will be in a special exhibition at the Columbia Museum of Art featuring work by Georgia O’Keeffe and her time in Columbia in 1914.  Alice is the recipient of a SC Art Commission Artist Fellowship, received a Fulbright Grant to study in India and was invited to participate in the International Ceramic Colony in Resen, Macedonia.

    • 12 x 12 inch soft foam
    • Sketchbook or journal
    • 2 steel ribs, one smooth and one serrated
    • 1 soft, medium size red rubber, Michael Sherrill (Mudtools),rib
    • Fettling knife
    • Scissors
    • An old pillow case or its equal size in soft fabric
    • Any favorite tools or brushes you might have
    • Packing materials to pack your greenware in. Possible bisque firing for work made the first 2 days…


     Thursday, Sept 12 


     Travel to Snow Hill
    5:30 pm - Opening Wine Reception; Firehouse Studio
    6:00 - 6:45 - Artist Presentation: Alice Ballard
    7:00 pm - Dinner Suggestion - "The Crusty Crab"

    Friday, Sept 13

       8:30 am - 4:30(ish) pm - Workshop in Firehouse Downstairs Studio
    6:00pm - 6:45 - Artist Presentation: Lisa Pressman
    7:00pm - Dinner Suggestion - The Blue Dog

     Saturday - Sept 14   


    9:00 am - 4:30(ish) pm - Workshop in Firehouse Downstairs Studio
     OPTIONAL - Dinner Party at Christie Taylor and Freddy Sprock's Home 
    ($25 for appetizers & dinner - BYOB) 

     Sunday, Sept 15

       9:00 am - 4:30(ish) pm - Workshop in Firehouse Downstairs Studio
     Dinner Suggestion TBD

    Monday, Sept 16


     9:00 am - 3:30 pm - Workshop, lunch, wrap up session
                     4:30 pm - clean up, pack up, depart

    Recommended Housing in Snow Hill
    The River House B&B
    The Mansion House B&B

    Housing in Nearby Berlin
    The Atlantic Hotel

    Lodging List - Near to Snow Hill

    * Many students have searched for airbnb's and have been successful finding suitable lodging in Snow Hill and nearby.


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    Registration and Payments:

    • Registration is made by making a 50% deposit through our on-line secure payment system. You may use any major credit card when checking out.
    • The balance is due by 6 weeks out from the workshop start date.
    • Registration is open until the workshop is filled, at which point we open a waitlist. Often students on the wait list are able to take the workshop due to unanticipated circumstances of another enrollee.
    • All workshops have caps for attendants. In order to reserve your spot, it is advisable to enroll as soon as possible.
    • We cannot run under-enrolled workshops. Therefore, if you are planning to book a flight, we recommend waiting until we make the final call on a workshop at 6 weeks out from the travel in date. However, as soon as the workshop meets minimum we will inform all participants.

    Refund Policies:

    • A full refund is made when a workshop that is canceled or already full at the time of registration.
    • An email or letter cancellation is required for withdrawals. Students who withdraw 6 weeks prior to the workshop start date receive a refund of the workshop deposit less a 25% cancellation & processing fee.   
    • If a cancellation is made later than 6 weeks prior to the workshop, the deposit is forfeited, but a credit for the amount may be applied to another workshop that same calendar year. You may also transfer your deposit to a friend or family member for that same calendar year or make a tax-deductible donation to Cullowhee Mountain ARTS. 
    • Students who withdraw within 4 weeks of the workshops will forfeit their payments, even if workshop was paid in full, but can transfer the payments made to another workshop during the calendar year, or transfer their deposit to a friend or family member for that same calendar year, or make a tax-deductible donation to Cullowhee Mountain ARTS.
    • We strongly recommend purchasing trip cancellation insurance from your travel agent in the event of an unforeseen medical issue.

    Thank you for your registration! 

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