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Camp Pilgrim Firs
3318 Lake Flora Rd
Port Orchard, WA 98367
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Daily, Overnight, Week-Long Tuition Rates include room & board, workshops, presentations, access to power, water & air.
The Northwest Stone Sculptors Association invites you to join us Camp Pilgrim Firs for up to eight days of stone carving, communing with nature, and enjoying the camaraderie of fellow stone enthusiasts. Bring yourself, your creative energy, your humor, tools, and a favorite piece of stone. If you don’t have stone or tools, we have an entire tent set up for beginners with tools and instructors.
Guest Artists and Workshops
Restoration of Stone and Bronze - Joanne Duby
Joanne’s master techniques have been developed over decades of work as a professional stone carver and instructor, starting here in the Pacific Northwest. Her current studio is in Ventura, CA, and she will be bringing her passion for stone, wide range of skills, and vast knowledge of tips, tricks and hints restore your stone and bronzes, from gluing broken pieces and the removal of stains, to the sealing products that work on stone and bronze!
The Joy of Shona Sculpture - Stephen Murenza
Born and trained in a family of stone carvers, Stephen’s stylized representational and abstract sculptures focus on community, our relationship with nature, and the joy of expression in the Shona tradition. He will be demonstrating the hand carving techniques he uses to carve and teaches at his School of Endless Ideas in central Zimbabwe, taking us step by step through his sculpture process. He has shared his techniques and sculptures in many countries around the world and this will be his first time teaching in the States.
Elegance in Jade - Deborah Wilson
Acclaimed contemporary jade and granite sculptor, Deborah will be offering a workshop in jade-specific carving and techniques. Her work reflects her love for organic forms and her ongoing interest in utilizing the characteristics that define this “stone of heaven.” A good selection of precut Canadian and US jades will be for sale to create small scale sculpture and pendants.
Class limit is 10 people, so register early and watch your registration confirmation for details.
Beginning Stone Sculpture - Ruth Mueseler and Tamara Buchanan
Throughout the week, Ruth and Tamara will be hosting a beginner’s workshop focused on safe tool usage and introductory instruction. Ruth is a conglomerate of art education teacher, silversmith, art foundry worker and 25 year stone carving veteran. Her heartfelt work ranges from miniature to monumental. As an instructor she is thoughtful and will engage you with humor and respect. Tamara has been sculpting for over 25 years. Featured in many shows throughout the West, her work has won several awards. She loves sharing the process of carving and has been teaching at her studio on Lopez Island for over 10 years.
Joanne Duby’s master techniques have been developed over decades of work as a professional stone carver and instructor, starting here in the Pacific Northwest. Her current studio is in Ventura, CA, and she will be bringing her passion for stone, wide range of skills, and vast knowledge of tips, tricks and hints restore your stone and bronzeshttp://www.nwssa.org/symposia/pilgrim-firs-symposium/1086-2017-camp-pilgrim-firs-symposium
Craft, Design, Emerging Fields & Cross-Disciplinary, Folk/Traditional Arts, Public Art, Visual Arts