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Clay B Summer Session 3

Clay Summer Session 3
June 21 – July 3, 2020
Shiyuan Xu
Building Structures with Paperclay

From organic life forms to mechanical parts to mathematical theories, structures exist everywhere. This workshop will explore various structural units and investigate different handbuilding techniques to create structural forms with porcelain paperclay. We’ll prepare our own paperclay and learn the properties of this more forgiving material. We’ll develop our work by experimenting with methods such as pinch pot, slab, coil, slip-trailing, and dipping found objects. The workshop will include daily demonstrations, discussions of contemporary artwork, and individual meetings. All levels. Code 03CB

Studio artist; teaching: Lillstreet Art Center (Chicago), Lawrence Art Center (KS), Arizona State University (AZ); residencies: Archie Bray (MT), Houston Center for Contemporary Craft; collections: Korea Ceramic Foundation, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts (TX), National Museum of Slovenia.

Web-like porcelain sculpture by Shiyuan Xu
Shiyuan Xu, "Fission #6," porcelain paperclay, glaze, 11-1/4 x 14 x 6-1/2 inches