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28th ANNUAL
TRADITIONAL NIGERIAN
POTTERY WORKSHOP: Udu Drums

by Frank Giorgini

Three-Day Workshop
July 8th, 9th, (10th*) and 15th, 2017

GIORGINI STUDIO
4425 County Route 67, Freehold, NY 12431
Tel: 518-634-2559 (or 1-800-UDU DRUM)
Website: www.udu.com E-mail: frank@udu.com

Explore the concepts and techniques underlying the construction and decoration of Nigerian pottery. Experience the actual forming of pots and drums by traditional hand building methods. African tribal design motifs and symbolism are discussed and utilized as surface decoration. Each participant completes several pots or UDU drums during this trans-cultural experience. The final day culminates in an outdoor primitive type firing, potluck meal, and musical drum jam session around an open fire in the evening. Each student should finish the workshop with several completed udu drums.

ITINERARY (subject to change)

SATURDAY, JULY 8

10 AM
- Orientation
- Slide presentation
- Search and gathering of traditional tools
- Demonstration and hands on construction of pots and drums.

*Picnic lunch (bring food & drink or deli is nearby)

5 PM
Finish handwork for the day.

7-10 PM
Dinner (optional) and musical event nearby at Ruby’s Restaurant

SUNDAY, JULY 9

10 AM-5 PM Continue work on pots and drums, picnic lunch same as Sat.

MONDAY, JULY 10

* This is a bonus day to finish up the last touches on your drums, if needed.

SATURDAY, JULY 15

10 AM Out-door primitive pit type and raku firing of finished pots and drums
5 PM Pot Luck dinner
Dusk Bonfire and drum music jam session

NO PREVIOUS CLAY EXPERIENCE REQUIRED -- ALL LEVELS WELCOME
All clay and tools provided, but bring along your clay kit if you have one. Wear casual clothes; bring food, swimsuit, and towel. Local lodging or limited camping is available.
COST: $400.00 - includes Tuition, Materials, and Firing ($50.00 deposit required)

Check or Money Order made out to Frank Giorgini
Enrollment limited to 10-16 participants

To register, contact Frank:
4425 County Route 67
Freehold, NY 12431
Tel: 518-634-2559 (or 1-800-UDU DRUM)
frank@udu.com

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