Didem Mert

Pinched in a Cinch!  A demo by  Didem Mert

Friday, 7th June: Meet & Greet, 6:30pm. Location TBA

Saturday & Sunday, 8 - 9 June: Demo Workshop 10 - 4:30pm
Virginia Wesleyan University

Didem will be demonstrating slab, pinch, and coil techniques, with minimal wheel-work and sharing her techniques using bisque molds and soft slabs to pinch from while using a handful of tricks to make pinched work without the typical hand and wrist strain that can often occur when using these processes. She will make her signature oval bowl,  mug, several types of handles, berry basket/bowl, plates, and so much more, along with sharing how to use homemade surfacing materials in conjunction with commercial products.
Flying in from San Francisco - she doesn’t give many workshop so this is a coup for us.

$75 CDA members/$125 non-CDA members
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For more information contact Lesley at hildreth99@me.com or 757/630-3518

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One Big Bowl, One Small Bowl: Hands-on by Akiko Tanaka

Saturday & Sunday, 7 - 8 September
Ceramics Studio, Virginia Wesleyan University 10-5 pm


Saturday & Sunday, 14&15 September
All Hands Studio, Norfolk 10-5 pm
Maximum 15 people  $150

Akiko will walk us through making and decorating one of her large bowls and more.

Send payment made out to Lesley Hildreth to Lesley at 1704 Catherine Court, Virginia Beach, VA 23454
When you send payment indicate date you want or let Lesley know if you can attend either weekend.

For more information contact Lesley at hildreth99@me.com or 757/630-3518

Sculpture Classes

Barbara Kobylinska offers sculpture classes every Tuesday from 10:30 to 12:30 for both beginners and advanced students in her studio at 1236 Southfield Place, Virginia Beach. kobart@verizon.net Stephanie Burr is happy with the large coil-built vessel that she’s making in Barbara’s class.