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Feeding Your Inner Fire: Transformation Through Poetry and Pottery – AKA Honoring Sacred Motherhood in Transition G200441

Workshop ID: G200441
Dates: April 30 - May 3
Price: $395.00 - $875.00

How do we nurture? What happens when we allow ourselves to be nurtured in return? Why is it important to replenish and fire up our creative selves? Poet Joan Logghe and Potter Camilla Trujillo want to help form the weft and warp of the tapestry that is you.

Joan will lead participants in a writing adventure that creates the primer for moving through to the place of nurturing Self. Camilla compliments the event by working with the student to create a pint-size clay story-pot that will hold small tokens that describe who we are, where we’ve been, and where we’re going.

As long time friends and sister artists, Camilla and Joan have navigated together the many transitions of womanhood. For them, friendship has been like good medicine!

Camilla as a potter and Joan as a poet have nourished one another through the joys and sorrows of life as a mother, sister, spouse, daughter, friend and neighbor.

Now they share their wisdom.

  • As we age and our roles in family and community change, how do we dip deep into our own wells of friendship, commitment and intention as women?
  • How do we give back when reciprocal relationships have changed or are gone?
  • How do we sustain and nourish our own souls and bodies in the midst of loss, grief and transformation?

It is our own personal well inside and the inner action of drawing on those waters that nurture us [as we age], rather than the outer action of “doing”, which once gave us such satisfaction. We can draw on our own blood, sweat and tears from a lifetime to nourish ourselves and give us the courage as we build new paths and patterns in our lives…

This long weekend will allow you as a woman to go inward and access your own well—both with the act of poetry and the contemplative practice of hands forming clay.

Bring your daughters, friends, mothers, sisters to enjoy this time spent enriching these relationships with one another and your own self. **

**Group rates and scholarships available.


Package Price
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Communal Bath$515.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Private Bath$875.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Shared Bath$865.00
Camilla Trujillo

Camilla Trujillo has been studying traditional regional pottery techniques for over 25 years and instructing for 18 years. A native New Mexican, her love for micaceous clay and traditional firing techniques has infused her own

Joan Logghe

Joan Logghe, La Puebla, NM Joan works at poetry in community, off the academic grid in La Puebla, NM, where she and her husband, Michael, raised three children and built three houses. Awards include a


Click here to download PDF of Welcome Letter/Itinerary: 2020 Honoring Sacred Motherhood Welcome Letter

Camillla and I look forward to our long weekend, April 30-May 3

Camillla wants you to bring a jacket, layers, and hiking boots or walking shoes.
I know you’ll bring water bottles, and maybe there’s a poem that guides you.
Please bring a notebook or journal and pen.  Be prepared for getting to work on your pottery the very first night so it has time to dry.
Camilla says, “Be pumped up and primed for pottery right away.”

Here’s a tentative schedule, which will flex to accommodate our group.

3:00 check in
6:30-8:00  Invocation for poetry and pottery in Piñon 1

Morning 9:00-11:00  Pottery tiles
11:00-12:10   Poetry
Afternoon 3:30- 5:30 
One hour pottery, one hour poetry.
Evening 7:00  Shabbat 
7:30-8:30 Fire in kiln overnight. Poetry to close.

Morning 9:00-11:00  River walk to find pigments or poetry intensive
11:00-12:00 Poetry
Afternoon 1:30- 3:30   Sanding and Polishing pot, clean up room.
3:30-5:30 Poetry
Evening 6:45-8:45 Pit firing, Final writing during cool down

Morning 10:00 Check out housing and classroom

Please note that our workshop price structure packages your tuition, course materials, lodging and meals together in a single rate. Prices are presented for each of the types of lodging available for the workshop you select. Some art workshops will have an additional list of course materials and supplies that can be purchased or you will be asked to bring with you.
  • Note: Some courses (especially studio courses and plein air painting courses) can carry an additional material list or expense.
All rates are Per Person, Double Occupancy unless otherwise specified. Single Occupancy: Single occupancy rooms may be reserved for an additional $50 per night for rooms with communal bath, $100 per night for rooms with private or shared bath when space is available. The fee will be charged when space is confirmed. Single occupancy lodging is generally not available during June and July. If you are a single person and do not specify a roommate, a roommate of the same gender will be assigned to share your lodging space. For more information or if you would like to attend this workshop, but do not need lodging, please call the Registrar's Office at 505.685.1017 ext 4155 or toll-free at 877.804.4678 — available Sunday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. MST.

Three ways to register:

  1. Download printable registration form and mail to: Ghost Ranch Registrar, 280 Private Drive 1708, Abiquiu, NM 87510. OR scan and email your completed form to:
  2. Register by telephone at 505.685.1017 or toll-free at 877.804.4678 — available Thursdays - Mondays, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. MST.
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