Clay Summer Session 5
July 18 – August 2, 2021
Slab Construction: Strategies for Success
This workshop will explore the use of clay slabs to construct single- or multiple-component sculptural forms. We’ll use conceptual approaches to the development of designs to investigate the relationship between objects and the potential of implied motion. We’ll cover custom template production, darting, extruded-form alteration, and making bracing forms. Construction methods will include manipulating, measuring, and building with soft and stiff slabs. Surface applications will include clay texturing, slips, glazes, and crater glazes fired in mid-range atmospheric kilns. Stoneware clay; gas firings. All levels. Lower clay studio.
Professor at McNeese State University (LA); collections: Asheville Art Museum (NC), Arkansas Arts Center, Mimi and Ian Rolland Art Center (IN), Hilliard University Art Museum (LA), Yingge Ceramics Museum (Taiwan); representation: Blue Spiral 1 (NC), Belger Crane Yard Studios (MO).