Your Ah Haa Moment: Lisa Pedolsky

[click "Play", Lisa Pedolsky discusses her art with Susan]


_IGP1696 Telluride is a magnet for world-class talent, some of which finds its way to the Ah Haa School for the Arts to participate in its Visiting Artists Workshops. Durango-based ceramicist Lisa Pedolsky is one of them.

Lisa Pedolsky's hand-built functional objects – boxes, bottles and bowls – are informed by memories of things past such as childhood toys, plus discoveries made along the way, calligraphic texts, architecture and textiles. All her simply elegant and elegantly simple shapes that work – things to store in, pour from, serve with – are slab-constructed in terra cotta, a low fire earthenware clay.

Friday – Sunday, February 11 – February 13, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Lisa leads a class through various methods of slab constructed ceramics. Using techniques similar to package design and dressmaking, a number of functional forms are presented, along with distinct surface treatments, the use of traditional and non-conventional tools, and aesthetic considerations. ( All skill levels welcome.)

On Friday only, 9:15 a.m., just prior to the start of her workshop, Lisa gives a 40-minute slide presentation on slab construction. That special event is FREE and open to the general public.

For further information, contact adult curriculum director Lauren Metzger, 970-728-3886, or

To learn more about the artist and her course, click the "play" button and listen to Lisa's interview.

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