CLAY SUMMER SESSION 4
JULY 2–14, 2023
Build Big: Essential Methods for Large-Scale Success
Building big opens up a different relationship with our creativity. Sculpting on a large scale draws a connection to the monumental and archetypal, generating a different energy from which to convey concepts and personal narratives. This workshop will provide all the information you need to understand basic, effective strategies for large-scale slab construction. We’ll discuss prototyping and creating diagrams, sourcing clay bodies, tools and supplies, as well as drying protocols and firing cycles. We’ll also discuss surface options for large-scale objects and how to troubleshoot common issues surrounding larger work: kiln size, shipping, safe handling, etc. Electric firing. Intermediate/advanced level; students should have basic handbuilding experience. Lower clay studio.
Studio artist; teaching: Santa Fe Clay, Anderson Ranch (CO), Haystack (ME), Armory Arts Center (FL); North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship, Virginia Groot Foundation Recognition Grant, United States Artists Fellowship; collections: Smithsonian American Art Museum (DC), Museum of Contemporary Art (Puerto Rico), Mint Museum (NC), Everson Museum (NY); featured on the cover of Ceramics Monthly and in the PBS series Craft in America.