CONVERSATIONS ON CLAY

with Alicia Jimenez and Simone Bodmer- Turner

February 19-23, 2020 (5 days, 4 nights)

About:

This 5-day Arts & Lectures program looks at the processes, people, communities & places influenced and driven by clay as a material and resource. 

Artists & ceramicists Simone Bodmer-Turner (New York) and Alicia Jimenez (Oaxaca) will be our guests for this week —  providing an intimate look at their practices, work and how each have been influenced by tradition & place as well as contemporary art & design. In addition, we will be visiting and conversing daily with other local artisans and artists working with clay to explore comparative perspectives and processes.  

We will look at clay in all its forms — paying attention to origins and place, to form and shape, to utility and design, and to the ongoing use of barro as creative and personal expression. 

Schedule:

Each morning there will be an optional hands-on hour, working with the material as a grounding practice to begin the day led by Simone or Alicia. This will be followed by a late-morning / early afternoon visit to a nearby town with local artisans. Participants are on their own for lunch and late afternoon.

Each evening we will come together with local artists in various locations to discuss their work, have drinks, and dine together.

Includes:

  • 5 day program in Oaxaca

  • 4 nights of lodging at a centrally located Bed & Breakfast

  • Daily breakfast & morning clay practice (Thursday-Sunday)

  • Daily visits to local artisan workshops (Thursday-Saturday)

  • Evening cocktails, presentations and discussions with local artists

  • Intimate dinner and drinks from a local chef / cocinera

  • Airport transportation

  • Optional guidance on travel and other local activities

Cost:

$1600 (single occupancy) / $1400 (double occupancy)

To attend, please fill out the form below. We will get back to you shortly with confirmation and deposit information. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required upon confirmation. Final deposits will be due January 15th.  

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images: Rinne Allen, Simone Bodmer-Turner, Andrea Gentl, Alicia Jimenez

images: Rinne Allen, Simone Bodmer-Turner, Andrea Gentl, Alicia Jimenez