I spent the first five weeks of the summer teaching Ceramics I. This class was different than a traditional Ceramics I class as three weeks of the course were taught in Greece. I've developed the class a few years back and am delighted that is has gone so well for the past two years. If anyone is interested, yes I am planning on going back in 2013. The Class started off in Panama City Fl at Gulf Coast State College for a two week prep course in hand building, and a brief introduction to Ancient Greek pottery, after a short break the class flew to Athens to visit historical sites. After a three-day stay in Athens we traveled five hours north via bus and flying Cat to the island of Skopelos. The island is home to the Skopelos Art Foundation, a wonderful facility that offers artist residences, classes and workshops in multiple mediums. The Owner Gloria Carr and her daughter Jill Somer run the facility and do a wonderful job hosting students. I started off as a student myself ten years ago and have been back to the facility numerous times since then in every capacity imaginable. The island is small and quaint. The locals are kind and generous, and there isn’t a bad view for any vantage point on the island.
Images form "The Skopart Foundation"
A view from the studio
Students hard at work