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Hollinsummer Program
Hollins University
P.O. Box 9707
Roanoke, VA 24020-1707
(800) 456-9595
Fax: (540) 362-6218

 

Tinker Mountain Writers' Workshop: Online
Hollins University
Luke T. Johnson
P. O. Box 9552
Roanoke, VA 24020-1552
(607) 351-1425
Fax: (540) 561-2325
ljohnson@hollins.edu

 

Tinker Mountain Writers' Workshop
Hollins University
Christine Powell
P.O. Box 9552
Roanoke, VA 24020-1552
(540) 362-6229
Fax (540) 561-2325
cpowell@hollins.edu


Tinker Mountain Visual Arts
Hollins University
Brittany Foutz
P. O. Box 9552
Roanoke, VA 24020-1552
(540) 362-6021
Fax (540) 561-2325
bfoutz2@hollins.edu

Volleyball Clinics
Bill Shook
Hollins University
P. O. Box 9553
Roanoke, VA 24020-1553
(540) 362-6329
shookb@hollins.edu


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Tinker Mountain Visual Arts
Hollins University
Brittany Foutz
P.O. Box 9552
Roanoke, VA 24020-1552
(540) 362-6021
Fax: (540) 561-2325
bfoutz2@hollins.edu


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Women Working with Clay Symposium
2015 Dates: June 8 - 11

Stay tuned for complete details on the Women Working with Clay Symposium. The presenters are set, with more information to come!
Presenters: Christa Assad, Linda Christenson, Christa Cordova, and Shoko Teruyama
Keynote Speaker: Leila Phillip
Director: Donna Polseno

This symposium is about women who work with clay to create pottery, art vessels and sculpture – and whatever point of view may come with that distinction. We emphasize the creative process from every level – from inspiration and ideas to the actual making and finishing – while at the same time examining the particular aspects and points of view that may be unique to women working in clay. We explore the connections of the long history of women as vessel makers, artists, and artisans in cultures all over the world and examine how the sense of community and mentorship in the world of clay object makers reflects that history.

The symposium includes small-group discussions on various topics, as well as demonstrations by a group of diverse and accomplished women artists that include making figurative sculpture and pottery on the wheel, altering thrown pots, hand-building sculptural vessels, and showing decorative, glaze, and finishing techniques. Attendees can interact closely with the presenters and lecturers during the demonstrations, discussions, and social events. At the start of the event, participants have the opportunity to share images of their own work.