Metchosin International Summer School of Art


With an international faculty of practicing artists, MISSA provides instruction and professional development through specialized courses for professional artists, teachers and serious adult students.

At the end of June and beginning of July Pistrucci Artworks will be instructing Architectural Ceramics and Relief for clay artists at MISSA – Metchosin International Summer School of Art. Annually Artists of every genre and style merge collectively to learn and  experience art and nature at Pearson College. The secluded, forested setting overlooking Pedder Bay inspires creativity and the intensive exploration of the arts. Staying in residence on campus is highly recommended.

a creative community
The peaceful yet stimulating atmosphere attracts many students and teachers to return year after year to enjoy the exchange of artistic ideas and take part in the ‘MISSA magic’!

Here ist the link for Classes, workshops and inspiration for the 29th year

2 day course -Relief for Architectural Ceramics:

5 day workshop – Architectural Ceramics :


Pistrucci Artworks

Relief for Elegant Earth Glass inlay Project

Lily Pad runnerPistrucci Artworks is currently working on and experimenting with Glass inlay onto relief tiles. Some of the Relief work and a few tests have been completed. Here is the preliminary sketches, relief models and tests for Elegant Earth.

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Glass / Relief test:





The Rag Tree


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