Thursday, March 15, 2018

Upcoming Workshops 2018-2019

Come study ceramic sculpture with me in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico!

San Miguel, in the mountains of central Mexico, is known for its history, its art, its food, its music, its walkability, its charm.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site, San Miguel is full of museums, galleries, studios, shops, festivals, parades and multiculturalism.

Estudio Paloma is a fully equipped studio and your hours outside the workshop can be filled with all that San Miguel has to offer.

The Workshop / Observing the Human Condition

In this workshop, we will spend our mornings working with a Life Model, honing our observational practice of gesture, contour, proportions, and the complex interaction of forms that make up the human figure.  In the afternoons, we will each work on a personal artwork, exploring the expressive potentials of sculpting human beings. 

I will give several demonstrations throughout the week on working with the figure in clay. Demonstrations will include large coil building, bas-relief, and portrait sculpture. The sessions with the live model will be done in solid clay, which will be hollowed later. The personal projects will be built hollow with coil and/or slab building techniques. Idea development will be discussed, but please come prepared with a few sketches of ideas and visual reference materials.

Workshop Fee:  $800

For detailed information and Registration go to:


JUNE 2-15 2019   


 I am excited to be returning to teach at 
La Meridiana 
in Tuscany in June of 2019!

for details see:


Friday, July 14, 2017

La Meridiana 2017

The View from the Veranda
La Classe
Portrait Bust Demo
Miranda with Toad

Students at work

A few finished student works in the local clay

In the kitchen...

Relaxing on the Veranda

Monday, April 10, 2017

Our Show at Portland NCECA 2017!

Catalogue Cover. This exhibition will travel to Arts Benicia in October 2017, and the Pence Gallery in Davis in May 2018!

Michelle Gregor, Mark Messenger (Hand), Lisa Reinertson (Rt)

Arthur Gonzalez

Lisa Reinertson

Wanxin Zhang

Monica Van Den Dool

Arthur Gonzalez

Richard Shaw

Marc Lancet

Ehren Tool

Mark Messenger
Stan Welsh

Richard Notkin
Michelle Gregor and Stan Welsh

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Come Sculpt With Me in Tuscany in June 2017!

La Meridiana International School of Sculpture Presents

Inspirations from the Italian Renaissance and Beyond

A Ceramic workshop in Tuscany with

LISA REINERTSON  -  JUNE 4th – 17th 2017

The Workshop

 In this workshop Lisa Reinertson will guide students in an exploration of figurative ceramic sculpture inspired both by working from life, and by the great figurative sculptures of the Italian Renaissance.

To get the inspirational juices going, we will begin the week with a visit to Florence and the Bargello Museum to see the amazing sculptures of the Italian Renaissance including works by Donatello, Michelangelo, and Della Robbia.

In the studio, we will spend our first five mornings working with a live model, doing figure studies in bas-relief, and small 3-D figure studies. In the afternoons, we will each work on a mid-size hollow built sculpture inspired by the artwork seen in Florence. Lisa will work alongside the students providing demonstrations, and plenty of one on one feedback.

While your work is firing, we will visit Florence again and see Michelangelo’s David at the Accademia.

For More Information:
Please send me an email through my website.  Also see:

International Centre of Ceramics in Tuscany

For Booking Contact:

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Figurative Workshop in Tuscany 2017

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Plans are in the works for a two week figurative ceramic workshop in Tuscany in June of 2017 at La Meridiana School of Ceramics. Inspirational trips to Florence and other Tuscan towns will be included.
Stay tuned !!