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 !!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Quyle Kilns Workshop in Murphy's California

I'm looking forward to teaching the Ceramic Workshop coming up next week at Quyle Kilns in Murphy's, CA.  The class will be focused on wall sculptures in deep relief. The class is full, but we may be doing this again!
"Dad's Fiddle", Ceramic

I hear there will be some good music happening in the evenings there, as Pamela Quyle's siblings have a winery and music venue on the property!

This particular sculpture is of my dad playing the fiddle. Seemed appropriate...

Summer Workshops 2015


Figurative Ceramic Workshop with Michelle Gregor and Lisa Reinertson

Sheri Leigh O'Connor runs a wonderful summer arts program at the beautiful Sierra Nevada College at Lake Tahoe. It was great fun co- teaching with Michelle Gregor, who's enthusiasm and energy inspired us all. We were very impressed with the work the "students" (many were professional ceramic artists in their own right) did in the workshop.

Here are two artworks I did as demonstrations during the workshop.