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Clay B Summer Session 6

Clay Summer Session 6
July 31–August 12
Jerilyn Virden
Building in Bisque Molds

Working with earthenware clay, students will use handbuilding techniques–pinching, coiling, slab building, and double-walled construction–to create sculptural or utilitarian bowls. We’ll then make wet clay molds and bisque slump molds from these pieces and use them to re-make similar bowls or as jumping-off points for inventing new forms. Beginning with small maquettes, students will experiment with shape and proportion, brainstorming with the clay. We’ll explore glaze application and finishing, and fire in electric kilns. All levels. Lower clay studio.

Studio artist; teaching: Arrowmont (TN), Shakerag (TN), Santa Fe Clay (NM), Odyssey Center (NC), Penland; Society of Arts and Crafts Award (Boston), North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship; exhibitions: Mint Museum (NC), Currier Museum of Art (NH); collections: Asheville Art Museum (NC), NCECA; former Penland resident artist.

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Jerilyn Virden, Facet Bowl, black earthenware, black and Bermuda glazes, 4-1/2 x 10 x 9-1/2 inches
Jerilyn Virden, Facet Bowl, black earthenware, black and Bermuda glazes, 4-1/2 x 10 x 9-1/2 inches