Monday, July 11, 2011

Clay: Open Workshop - Eastern Algonquin Pottery

Clay: Open Workshop - Eastern Algonquin Pottery**This Workshop has a limit
of 15 people and RSVP's will be taken on a first-come, first served basis.
Please email to RSVP by July 25, 2011. *

*Part of the Steel Valley Arts Council's Storytelling Series.* This series
includes workshops that explore ways that artists tell stories.

Sponsored by the Steel Valley Arts Council

For those with experience working in clay or to those who are new, make use
of this workshop time to develop a piece of your own using a variety of hand
building techniques and methods of surface decoration. The class caters to
individual skill levels and interests. Courtney Leonard is an artist from
the Shinnecock Nation of Long Island, New York and received an MFA from the
Rhode Island School of Design. Her own cultural landscape is strongly
influential in her work, which has been exhibited nationally and
internationally. She has taught ceramics for the past five years and works
locally at her studio in Pittsburgh.

Cost: $7 per person
Saturday, July 30, 2011 from 9:30am-12:30pm

105 E. Eighth Avenue
Homestead, PA 15120

Materials and Firing Included

(Work made on 7/30 will be fired and available for pickup at workshop
location - Pick up Date TBA)

*Eastern Algonquin Pottery*
Courtney M. Leonard is a ceramic artist from the Shinnecock Nation of Long
Island New York. Her work is influenced from her cultural landscape and
community. She will present a brief history on Eastern Algonquin traditional
pottery as each student creates their own unique pot in clay.

*About the Artist:*
Courtney M. Leonard is a member of the Shinnecock Nation of Long Island, New
York. She earned her M.F.A. degree from Rhode Island School of Design where
her thesis work explored cross cultural connections including that of
Algonquin Pottery and that of traditional and contemporary Dutch Delftware.
In 2007 Leonard traveled to the Netherlands connecting with curators at both
the Rijkes Museum in Amsterdam and the Princesshoff Museum in Leuwarden, and
toured one of the oldest Royal Delftware factories in Makkum. She has
exhibited both nationally and internationally.


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