M.C. Richard’s Mountain Lake Workshop was a week-long series of intensive group participatory sessions in drawing,
ceramics, writing, and book-making. M.C. was an eminent ceramicist, visual artist, poet, and author of the landmark
book, "Centering". She was a key figure at Black Mountain College in the 1940s and 50s, and translated the avant-garde
French playwright Antonin Artaud’s influential “The Theatre and Its Double” into English while on the Black Mountain
faculty. While at Black Mountain she worked closely with John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg, Merce Cunningham, David
Tudor and Buckminster Fuller among many others. She derived much of her philosophical precepts about community
and teaching from the work of Rudolph Steiner and the Waldorf School technique she inspired.