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Potters' Guild of Hamilton & Region - Invitation to the Guild Mentorship 2020-2021
The Guild is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 mentorship, with Andrea Vuletin as mentor. This is her invitation to participate:
"So, you’re pretty good at throwing pots. But perhaps you haven’t found your own voice. I would like to help you with that. I will lead a mentorship program that focuses on personal expression through surface and form and the integration of the two.
This program requires dedicated participants that are willing to work between meetings and share their progress each time. There will be homework and participants will share through group discussion.
I come from a graphic design and illustration background, so my strength is in surface treatment as it relates to the three-dimensional form. I draw on my pots, but you do not need to do that. The intent is to develop your own visual language and tools, so the result will be personal to you. I will provide a structured path, including questions and exercises that you can use again and again to develop your own style. Participants will explore source material together (favourite things; including pots and non-pots, patterns, imagery, themes, personal history, interests, etc.) and learn about compositional tools. Practical demonstration will only play a small part in this process, as each participant will likely be working in their own method.
The group will meet eight times beginning in February 2020 and finish March 2021. Participants will then prepare work for August 2021 that will be included in a mentorship show that opens as part of the guild’s 50th anniversary celebration.I look forward to meeting and working with each participant and to seeing some fantastic results. Come ready to dive in. Talent is not magical; ideas come from somewhere. Recognizing their origin will help direct you in how to use, shape, and develop elements that support them."
Applications are now open. Please complete the application form found on the guild’s website (www.hamiltonpotters.ca/members – password: pghr2018).
Deadline is December 30, 2019. Successful applicants will be notified of their acceptance by January 15, 2020.
Note that the meeting schedule has already been set and participants must agree to attend all meetings as part of the application process (meeting dates are listed on the application form).
The fee is $350 per person + HST ($395.50) and is due before the first meeting.
Anishnawbe Health Toronto needs our help.
Empty Bowls event at the Gardiner Museum will be on Thursday October 24th , 2019 from 5-7pm. This year will be their 27th year. Like all the past years of this event, all money accrued from this event goes to Anishnawbe Health Toronto. With the help of the events donation, Anishnawbe has been able to change their program for the homeless from one of immediate emergency survival help (as handing out sleeping bags and food) to more of an ongoing continuous escape from homelessness.
Delicious soups will again be prepared and ladled out by eminent chefs in Toronto and we hope to secure our bread sponsor again shortly. For $55, guests keep the bowl of their choice as a reminder that someone else’s bowl may be empty.
Any contribution of bowls to this worthy cause would be greatly appreciated.
Attached is a form to be completed and sent via email. You may also phone or email us to let us know how many ‘empty bowls’ you can donate. To contribute empty bowls, please reply to this email or phone me at 416-408-5064.
Deadline: Since the number of tickets sold is dependent on the number of bowls received, we can start receiving bowls at any time. We prefer to have all the bowls October 1st but will accept them right up to the day of the event. Please mark donations “Empty Bowls,” to the attention of Siobhan Boyd. You can drop them off to anyone in the museum and they will find there way to me.
Your bowls make the evening’s supper an outstandingly popular and worthwhile annual event.
Make sure you identify your name and how many bowls you are donating this year either by using the attached form, or include business cards with each bowl.
Your generous contributions will be fully acknowledged at the event.