Saturday, August 4, 2012


Last week I had the absolute joy of taking a surface class at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts with Erin Furimsky. I have admired Erin's work for some time and when it was posted that she was teaching a class I knew I could not miss it! She was a knowledgeable teacher with a friendly personality and the class turned out to be everything I had hoped it would be. I truly enjoyed every minute of my time at Arrowmont in large part because of my friend Cheyenne Rudolph. Cheyenne and I met at the University of Florida last year where she is a Ceramics graduate student.

We worked hard all day and late into the night! Erin's class pushed us to use techniques we were not comfortable with and to combine techniques together. We were able to think about the ceramics surface in a new way.. as a canvas to be layered and filled. Through the challenges and the fun we ended up heading home with quite a few tiles. Not sure what I am going to do with all of them!

During my trip to Arrowmont, Forrest was able to visit his best friend Bob Biddlestone a core fellow at Penland School of Crafts. I am told they had a nice time together mostly relaxing and some hiking. Forrest came back for the last few days of the workshop to visit with us and his friend Nigel Cheyennes husband. On Saturday before heading home to Ohio we went for a hike in the Smoky Mountain National Park with the couple.

I loved my time at Arrowmont so much that I hope to someday apply to be an artist in residence!