One-Day Workshop with Lana Wilson, Sandi Pierantozzi, and Neil Patterson!

March 1, 2014

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Columbus, Ohio

Presented by Potters Council, Mayco & Buckeye Ceramics


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Don’t miss this powerhouse of presenters at Texture, Form, and Surface! Lana, Sandi, and Neil will team up and present their techniques side by side in this unique, information-packed event. Handbuilding construction will be presented parallel to wheel thrown work, exposing participants to a wide range of techniques. 

Please note: This is not a hands-on workshop.



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Lana Wilson


wilson1webLana will demo her layered colored slip and sgraffito process that yields a shibori painterly look and will share the simple formulas for all the colored slips and the glazes. Also offered: demo of her cup and bowl, her favorite three fast easy high success techniques, use of a sink mat with stamps for textured functional ware, multi-level tiles, and more. Questions will be encouraged, many handouts offered, and laughter assumed. Lana’s book will be available. Her work can be seen at


lanawilsonpicLana Wilson has given over 100 workshops on handbuilding including ones at Arrowmont, Penland, Mendocino Art Center, MISSA and Peters Valley. She has also taught in Canada, Israel, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa and has written a regular column for Clay Times magazine since 1996. Her work has been in over 185 shows and appears in fourteen books including both volumes of The Best of Pottery and Kathy Triplett’s Handbuilt Ceramics and several of Robin Hopper’s books. She is the author of Ceramics: Shape and Surface, which includes extensive cone 6 and cone 04 electric glazes she has develop and was a featured demonstrator at 2003 NCECA Currently she serves on the board of Penland School. She has appeared twice on Discovery Channel to extol the delights of working in clay while making a teapot. To learn more about Lana Wilson, please visit





S.Pierantozzi-TeapotHighResSandi Pierantozzi


Sandi’s Handbuilding demonstrations will include soft slab building, and how to make various forms from basic patterns. Good craftsmanship is of utmost importance, so there will be much attention paid to details and finishing touches. In addition, Sandi will show some of her new surface design techniques. The basis of the presentation is the exploration of form and the aim is to help students make work that is more unique and personal. 


sandiworkingwebSandi Pierantozzi maintains the “Neighborhood Potters” studio with her husband Neil Patterson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and has been a potter for more than 25 years. She has presented numerous workshops across the country, and has exhibited her work nationally and abroad. Her work has been featured in Ceramics Monthly and more than a dozen books on the ceramic arts. in 2011, Sandi partnered with Ceramic Arts Daily Presents to make the how-to video What if? Explorations with Texture and Soft Slabs. To learn more about Sandi and see more images of her work, please visit






Neil Patterson


neilp_webThrowing demonstrations will focus on the potter’s wheel as a creative tool. There will be emphasis on exploring the possibilities for a wide variety of forms generated on the wheel. Surfaces and textures, as well as assembling and altering thrown forms will also be explored. The basis of the presentation is the exploration of form and the aim is to help students make work that is more unique and personal. 



N.PattersonworkingNeil Patterson operates the “Neighborhood Potters” studio with his wife Sandi Pierantozzi in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and has been making pots for more than 25 years. In 1986, he earned a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art,  followed by an MFA from Louisiana State University. Neil is passionate about teaching the craft of ceramics, and has more than 23 years of experience teaching to all ages and skill levels. To learn more about Neil and see more images of his work, please visit











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January 31, 2014

Potters Council Member             $100.00 $125.00
Non Member  $125.00 $150.00



Special Student rate: $75.00 (with Valid Student ID)

(student spaces are limited; call 800-424-8698 for more information or to register) 


Registration fee includes lunch on Saturday. If you have special dietary needs, we will do our best to accommodate you. All dietary requests need to be sent to at least two-weeks prior to the event.


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Make checks payable to Potters Council in U.S. dollars, drawn on a U.S. bank.


Cancellation Policy:

Full refund less $25 if canceled on or before February 1, 2014;
50% refund if canceled between February 2 and March 1, 2014;
No refunds after March 1, 2014.









Potters Council is partnering with Mayco and Buckeye Ceramic Supply to present this great workshop. The workshop will be held at the headquarters of Mayco and home of Buckeye Ceramic Supply in HIlliard, Ohio (just outside Columbus Ohio).


PrintMayco & Buckeye Ceramics

4077 Weaver Court South
Hilliard, OH 43026



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Courtyard Columbus Dublin 
5175 Post Road, Dublin, OH 43017-2125
(614) 764-9393



• Complimentary wireless
• The Bistro Cafe offers healthy choices, a variety of breakfast and dinner options, an evening bar, and specialty beverages made with Starbucks® coffee.
• Well-equipped fitness center


Drury Inn & Suites

6170 Parkcenter Circle

Dublin, OH, 43017

(614) 798-8802