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Clay B Summer Session 1

Clay Summer Session 1
May 23 – June 3, 2021
Linda Lopez
Handbuilding, Abstraction, and Colored Porcelain

In this workshop we’ll use handbuilding techniques and colored porcelain to create abstracted ceramic sculptures. Through experiments and exercises, students will investigate and translate the world around us to create an abstract visual vocabulary. Using sketches and maquettes, we’ll create a series of playful objects, focusing on repetition, texture, and color. Demonstrations will be centered on object construction and colored-porcelain tests. At the end of the workshop, each student will have created a catalog of porcelain tests and a series of small abstracted objects. We’ll do oxidation firing in electric kilns. All levels. Lower clay studio.

Assistant professor at University of Arkansas-Fayetteville; other teaching: Haystack (ME), Ox-Bow (MI); exhibitions: Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), Greenwich House Pottery (NYC), Craft Contemporary (CA); representation: Mindy Solomon Gallery (FL), David B. Smith Gallery (CO).

Linda Lopez, "Orange/Pink Ombre Bend Dust Furry," porcelain, 9-1/2 x 7-3/4 x 7 inches