Clay Summer Session 2
June 6-17, 2021
Thomas Lucas and Roberto Lugo
Clay and Print: The Remix
This workshop will experiment with drawing and printing images on clay using a range of techniques, including screenprinting, relief, and lithography. We’ll use simple tools to develop image and text from a social-activist perspective with a graffiti aesthetic and poetry. We’ll draw and transfer images and create ceramic tiles, vessels, and sculpture. These forms will serve as platforms for the public voice, drawing together concepts from hip hop, history, and politics. We’ll use clay slips, stains, glazes, and modified underglazes on mostly low-temperature clay bodies and fire in electric and raku kilns. Basic handbuilding and wheelthrowing will be covered. All levels. Upper and lower clay studios.
Roberto: associate professor at Tyler School of Art (Philadelphia); awards: Pew Fellowship, Polsky Rome Prize, United States Artists Fellowship; collections: Los Angeles County Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, High Museum (Atlanta), Philadelphia Museum, Brooklyn Museum (NYC). Thomas: assistant professor at Chicago State University, founder and master printer at Hummingbird Press Editions (Chicago); other teaching: School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Arrowmont (TN), Ox-Bow (MI), Penland; exhibitions: Elmhurst College (IL), South Side Community Art Center (Chicago), Museum of Greater Lafayette at Purdue (IN), and venues in Greece, Israel, and Mexico; representation: N’Namdi Contemporary (Miami, Detroit).