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Clay B Summer Session 1

Clay Summer Session 1
May 29–June 3
Jennifer Ling Datchuk
Porcelain Performance

Porcelain is often associated with fragility and preciousness, but it can also be powerful and resilient. In this workshop we’ll create performance-based wearable pieces that investigate the foundations of identity through personal narratives and lived experiences. We’ll work with pinch, coil, darting, hollowing, and slab construction to create dynamic functional forms. We’ll cover drape molds and embellishing techniques with slips and underglazes, along with basic photo documentation and adornments/attachments to the body. We’ll make some pieces with unfired porcelain, and each student will complete one fired, performance-based piece. All levels. Lower clay studio.

Assistant professor of ceramics at Texas State University; Emerging Voices Award from American Craft Council, United States Artists Fellowship; works with porcelain and other materials associated with traditional women’s work to discuss fragility, beauty, femininity, intersectionality, identity, and personal history. 

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Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Money Honey, image of 3D printed, slip-cast porcelain, blue and white transfers from Jingdezhen, China, blue and white nails by Glaze Nail Lounge, San Antonio, 48 x 36 inches
Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Money Honey, image of 3D printed, slip-cast porcelain, blue and white transfers from Jingdezhen, China, blue and white nails by Glaze Nail Lounge, San Antonio, 48 x 36 inches