Saturday, 23 March 2013

Coiling and Looping in Roussillon

Last weekend I went back to Roussillon in the Rhone valley to teach coiling and looping. The invitation came from the Association FIGLINAE as a consequence of my work being seen in the exhibition Duos Potier Vannier that I took part in there last year. It was a real pleasure to be back in the tender care of this lovely group of people. Thanks go to basket maker Francoise Demoulin and Nathalie and Jean-Jacques Du Bernard who were instrumental in organising the weekend and who also very generously hosted me. Thanks as well to Nancy and the other members of the Association who also played their part. There were 17 adult students on the Saturday plus a babe in arms and a six year old. On the Sunday there were 20 and these numbers  included one man on each day, which added to the two that attended the workshop in Shetland means I am already up to 4 this year. It could turn out to be a record breaking year! All the students were a delight to teach entering totally into the spirit of the workshop with many of them choosing to learn lots of techniques rather than make finished objects. The location in the Chateau was great and the lunchtime picnics were home made and wonderful. Un grand merci a toutes!

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