Ceramics: Build Your Own Totem
What’s your “thing?” Horses, soccer, books, chewing gum? Choose three of your favorite things and create them in clay. Once fired and glazed these objects will be assembled to create a totem of personal importance. Campers will have the alternative of painting with acrylic paint if they would like to take pieces with them on the last day; otherwise, pieces can be picked up 2 weeks after camp.
Fiona Davis, Ceramics Director, was born and educated in the UK, where she studied early childhood education and development. She immigrated to the United States with her husband and moved to Vermont in 1988. Fiona first took pottery with Jenny Swanson and worked with her at the League of NH Craftsmen and later at Dartmouth College’s Ceramic Workshops. Fiona was apprenticed to Miranda Thomas at her workshop in Quechee and followed her to Bridgewater, VT, where she worked alongside Ara Cardew. During this time she taught at the ArtPost, started by Caroline Bardos. Fiona came to ArtisTree in 2012 to begin the ceramics program and to help provide outreach opportunities to different communities within the Upper Valley.