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27th ANNUAL
TRADITIONAL NIGERIAN
POTTERY WORKSHOP: Udu Drums

with Frank Giorgini

Three-Day Workshop
July 9th, 10th, (11th*) and 16th, 2016

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

Explore the concepts and techniques underlying the construction and decoration of Nigerian pottery, while experiencing 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, pot-luck meal, and musical drum jam session around an open fire in the evening.

SPECIAL: Prof. Abbas Ahuwan, my Nigerian Udu Drum mentor, will be co-presenting this year’s workshop. Abbas and I held the first workshop in 1989; he returned in 2009 and it will be a great gift to have him here again this year. Arrangements for travel from Nigeria are always tentative, so I will keep you posted. This year’s workshop cost with Abbas will be $450.00. If for some reason Abbas cannot be here, the cost will be back to the normal $350.00.

ITINERARY (subject to change)

SATURDAY, JULY 9th

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 and musical event near by at Ruby’s Restaurant

SUNDAY, JULY 10th

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

MONDAY, JULY 11th

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

SATURDAY, JULY 16th

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: $450.00 (with Abbas) includes Tuition and Materials ($50.00 deposit required)
($350.00 if Abbas cannot get to the USA)

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)
fgiorgini@mhcable.com

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