Summer 2000 course

I think the Revere Academy would probably be your best bet, they
are in San Francisco. There is cheap lodging around there, though
I’ve been told that some of those areas at night aren’t very
safe, after all it is a big city and has its crime problems. If
you can afford to rent a car while you’re there you might want to
find a motel away from the center of the city, though the traffic
during the day is an absolute nightmare and parking can be
difficult. I used to live in Santa Rosa, 40 miles north and
always went to the city on my motorycyle because parking was hell
if Icould find any at all.

The Revere Academy is a place I hopefully may attend this summer
as well, on the west coast its probably the number one
professional school of any merit and have never heard one bad
thing about them and only praises for their classes. Their
currculum caters to technicians and artists and beginners as well
and have many ways of taking classes. Their website is:


Sharron: if you are thinking about coming to the west coast,
definitely check out the Revere Academy. I took 2 fabulous
classes there last year. One of the best things about the Bay
Area is their public transport system. I was fortunate to have a
cousin living 40 miles south. Every morning I took Cal Train (the
commuter train system) and made it to the city in less than an
hour, jumped on a bus, and was there! I didn’t have to rent a
car and deal with the horrible parking. Since some parts of the
city are kind of scary, consider staying in a suburb south of the
city (like Palo Alto or Mountainview). You will definitely be
able to find reasonable lodging farther away from the city. Good


In response to the summer 2000 course suggestions I would offer
the obvious: Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, Haystack
Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine, Arrowmont School
of Craft in Tennessee (I think), all of which have websites.
Tthe Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland is having Deb
Lozier, enamelist and Doug Harling teaching granulation, call
(503) 297-5544.