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Clay A Summer Session 6

Clay Summer Session 6
August 8-19, 2021
Michael Sherrill
The Unified Object: Color, Form, Surface

In the natural world, color is always in motion, transitioning from one color to the next. This workshop will explore techniques using porcelain and slips to create transitional color. I will demonstrate post-firing surface techniques using diamond abrasives to remove material and polish the surface. We’ll cover the use of extruders and some handbuilding techniques and make a variety of sample pieces. Artists who work at the wheel will also discover applicable techniques. Students will be encouraged to bring their favorite handbuilding tools—particularly for mark making, texturing, carving, and embossing. Electric firing. All levels. Upper clay studio.

Studio artist; teaching: Arrowmont (TN), Anderson Ranch (CO); United States Artists Fellowship, Renwick Alliance Master of the Medium, Mint Museum Artist of the Year (NC); collections: Renwick Gallery (DC), Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), Corning Museum (NY), Los Angeles County Museum.

sculpture of orange patterned leaves on a branch
Michael Sherrill, "Mashiko," porcelain, silica bronze, 16 x 16 x 11 inches