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Arrowmont Masters Weekend

  • Arrowmont SCHOOL OF ARTS & CRAFTS 556 Parkway · Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (map)

Working with master artists is a centuries-old practice that provides advanced students an environment in which to hone skills both technically and conceptually. Master teachers contribute inspiration, insight, guidance and challenge, in addition to instruction. Arrowmont has designed a Master Workshop Weekend session in October of seven classes taught by carefully selected instructors with years of teaching, exhibition, and publication achievements. These classes are open to experienced students only and are for those seeking intense studio time, meaningful discussions, critiques, questions and risk taking. With a focus on developing one's personal voice, the weekend workshop activities include: related readings, some drawing, modeling, discussion and investigation of individual imagery and design elements. The weekend will also feature a moderated panel discussion among the master instructors.


Stoney Lamar and Dan Essig • Scratching the Surface
Norm Sartorius • Wooden Spoons - To Stir the Soul not the Soup
Charles Lewton-Brain • Foldforming Introduction
Gretchen Goss • The Vitreous Image
Gyöngy Laky • Architectural Textiles: Thinking and Building in 3-D
Jo Stealey • 3-D Calisthenics
Don Lake • Wait! What Was That Again?
Michael Sherril • For the Love of Material: Finding the Human in Material


In this class students will be learning about color techniques with colored clay and slips. You will explore the use of the extruder, the manipulation of forms and the use of bronze as a structural element. Each of these mediums has similarities and students will come to understand the marriage between them. This class will consist of studio time, meaningful discussions, critiques, questions and risk taking. Open to all skill levels.

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Earlier Event: October 1
Michael Sherrill Lecture at AMOCA
Later Event: February 26
South Carolina Clay Conference