Friday, July 15, 2011

Meagan Chaney Workshop

Over the last several years various circumstances have prevented me from taking advantage of many workshops I wanted to attend to enhance and improve my pottery skills. Last week I learned about a workshop being given by Florida potter Meagan Chaney. I decided to take advantage of the fact I can drive to the workshop from my home since it's close by.

Over the last several months I've been working with floral forms and adding glass to the glazes so Meagan's workshop, Clay and Glass, An Exploration of Combining Materials, really peaks my interest. This weekend and next I'll be learning all I can from Meagan in her studio in Ocala, Florida. I'm looking forward to meeting Meagan since I've long admired her work. I was able to see several of her sculptures up close at the Clay and Blogs show in North Carolina and Meagan also has one of her sculptures hanging in the Appleton Museum in Ocala which I visited not too long ago. I'll post more about the workshop soon.

The kiln is down to 626 F; lightening threatened during the slow cool, but didn't materialize, thank goodness. I hope the kiln cools enough for me to take a peak before tomorrow. I'm chomping at the bit to look inside, you know how that is. The pieces I patched with vinegar, two flower carts, more glass combos, a garden mask and more are in this load, so stay tuned. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. How lucky to be able to go to the workshp- I am green!

  2. Hi Meredith, thanks, I'm really looking forward to this one; I'm hoping to learn a lot; and it's so close so I can drive there.

  3. Congrats for making the move and getting back into the things you love. Have a great weekend Linda.

  4. Hi Simone, thanks, luckily I've still been able to do the things I love but wanted to improve my skills. Good weekend to you too.

  5. That is stunning. I can see why your interest is peaked.
    Enjoy that workshop.

  6. Enjoy the workshop - looking forward to your posts about what you've learned.
    Hope the kiln gives you sweet results.

  7. have a great time at the workshop, geesh - i haven't been to a workshop in ages. i think the last one was Randy Johnston nearly two years ago.
    we have a kiln cooling too... cracked the door a little, was at 378 when i woke up.

  8. The workshop sounds great! Nice that it's close by, too. Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. Hi Patti, thanks, it's so close and plan on having a great learning experience for sure.

    Hi Judy, thanks, I decided to splurge on a much needed clay workshop, trying to keep in mind that one only lives once as they say.

    Hi Michele, thanks, I haven't had the time nor the resources to attend many workshops in ever so long so I decided to go for it with this one since it was so close.

    Hi Marguerite, thanks, I am planning on having a good time and learning a lot, thanks. so much.

  10. Fantastic blog and fantastic jobs!!!
    I follow you, I love the art!
    Besos, desde España, Marcela

  11. Hi Marcela, thanks about my dart and for stopping by, I'll stop by for a visit.


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