Frog Hollow Welcomes Irene Lederer LaCroix to the Gallery as our October Featured Artist.
Frog Hollow, the Nation's First State Craft Center will feature an exhibit of new work by acclaimed Vermont potter Irene Lederer LaCroix. For many years Irene has been identified by her intricately designed raku and, more recently, saggar fired vessels. Over the past two years Irene has made a shift in her work, developing larger sculptural pieces. Initiated by a group show in 2012 at Frog Hollow, the artist is now pleased to present this new body of work for exhibit to the public.
Come and meet Irene and see her new work at Frog Hollow on the first Thursday of the month, October 2nd, from 6-8 PM.
Come learn to make a small glass box with hinges. Choose from beautiful pieces of glass for a one of a kind personal box. Learn about pattern and color design, cutting glass and how to assemble your box with Hinges, to open and close your box.
Meet the Artist this Saturday, October 4th from 1-5 PM!
Frog Hollow will welcome longtime exhibiting artist--and Vermont icon--Sabra Field to the Gallery on Saturday, October 4th from 1-5 PM. Perhaps no artist is more identified with capturing Vermont’s pastoral qualities than Sabra Field. This event provides a rare opportunity to meet this remarkable individual. Frog Hollow has obtained a large selection of prints by the artist which span her career. Sabra will be on hand presenting signed copies of her book In Sight to visitors who purchase one of her prints during the event.
Frog Hollow will also feature two of Sabra's newest prints presented in the GILEAD SUITE, as well as a first look at Sabra's newest print HAYING NEAR CAMELS HUMP.
DATE: Friday, October 10, 2014 to Sunday, October 12, 2014
TIME: Friday, 2pm - 7 pm; Saturday, 9 am - 6:30 pm, Sunday 9 am - 5 pm
FEE: $375 members of Shelburne Farms or Shelburne Craft School; $400 nonmembers (includes instruction materials, lunch on Saturday & Sunday, dinner on Friday & Saturday)
Build a rustic table or bench out of a slab of wood from a tree grown on the Farm! Explore the source of your table - the Shelburne Farms forest, select your piece of wood, and craft it into a table or bench. Prior wood working experience is helpful, but not necessary. This program is a partnership with the Shelburne Craft School.
Instructors: Chris Ramos, Shelburne Craft School Wood Shop Manager Marshall Webb, Woodlands Manager, Shelburne Farms Matt Kolan, Field Naturalist
Day 1 (Friday)
Explore the natural history of Vermont's landscape and discover the importance of forest ecosystems with Field Naturalist, Matt Kolan. Discuss all aspects of forest management, including harvesting practices and historical context with Woodlands Manager, Marshall Webb. Visit the Old Dairy Barn which houses 18 species of wood harvested and milled here on the property. Select the material for your table or bench based on the properties of the wood and your planned use for your project. Share a locally sourced meal with participants on the North Porch of the Inn at Shelburne Farms for further conversation!
Day 2 (Saturday)
Instruction on hand tools including a plane, clamps, draw shaves, and spoke shaves will guide you as you work on your project under the forest canopy in an outdoor classroom along the shores of Lake Champlain. Enjoy dinner together and reflect on the work that you have accomplished during the day.
Day 3 (Sunday)
Work with power tools in the woodshop at Shelburne Craft School to complete your one of a kind project. You will have instruction on the use of a power sander, drill press and band saw to shape the legs and joinery. Attributes of oil and water based finishes will be discussed including ease of use and durability. Apply the finish to your project based on the type of wood and how you plan to use your table or bench.
Scientists will be building Steampunk styled sculptures exploiting the versatility of
Dr.Brickelstein's trademark mocha colored stoneware clay. Vacuum tubes, valve handles, faux meter dials and more are included for you to incorporate into your scientific creation. No previous experience with clay or vacuum tubes is required.
6 weeks, Wednesdays, 3-5pm, October 29th – December 10th (No class November 26th)
Member $144 Non-Members $160
This course is designed for students who love to try different mediums. Each week we will focus on the theme Fall Harvest. Students will learn to paint, draw, sew fabric and use other materials to create different and unique one of a kind projects.
Session 2: October 30th – December 11th (No Class November 27th)
Member $144.00 Non-Members $160
Learn the essentials of working on the potter’s wheel, from centering to forming, pulling, and trimming cylinders and bowls. Students will create a variety of pieces including bowls, mugs, pitchers, plates, and vases as they improve their wheel-throwing skills.
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