I just got back this weekend from a two day workshop with Chris Gustin at Cub Creek. Cub Creek houses about 4 to 5 resident ceramic artst in Appomattox, VA. It was only a couple hours drive and Chris Gustin work is a really big influence when I was starting out. It was a great workshop. Met new people, learn new things and overall great time. Gustin make large sculptural forms. He starts out with a thrown base, alters and then coil builds. The finish form is about 3 to 5 feet in height. Some of what I learned and saw might come into my work. I will at least play around with some ideas.