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Clay Spring Concentration

Clay Spring Concentration
March 6 – April 29, 2022
Caroline Douglas and Jenny Mendes
Parts Unknown

Deeply mining surface exploration and personal content will be the launching point for this workshop. Working with low- and high-fire clay, we’ll use both form and narrative to push the boundaries of the material. Experimentation with slips, underglazes, terra sigillata, low fire, and atmospheric firing will lead to the development of a unique body of work. Caroline and Jenny’s friendship and their experience working together in clay will be the catalyst for an engaging, interwoven, collaboratively-taught workshop. All levels.

“Who looks outside, dreams.
Who looks inside, awakens.” -Carl Jung

Caroline: studio artist; teaches nationally and internationally; residencies: Glasgow School of Art (Scotland), Findhorn Foundation (Scotland); exhibitions: Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (CO), Loveland Sculpture Show (CO), Coors Western Art Exhibit (Denver); publications: 500 Animals in Clay, Dreaming Out Loud: An Artist in Clay Rebuilds Her Life.

carolinedouglas.com | @carolinedouglasart

Jenny: studio artist; teaching: Arrowmont (TN), Penland, Santa Fe Clay (NM), West Dean College (UK); multiple Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist fellowships; former Penland resident artist; other residencies in France, Slovenia, Macedonia, Turkey, Serbia, The Netherlands, Latvia; exhibits nationally and internationally in galleries and juried exhibitions.

jennymendes.com | @misterclaudey

Caroline Douglas, Tail of Original Kindness, cone 10 salt-fired stoneware, slips, glazes, 25 x 17 x 19 inches
Caroline Douglas, Tail of Original Kindness, cone 10 salt-fired stoneware, slips, glazes, 25 x 17 x 19 inches
Jenny Mendes, Two Chalices, low-fire clay, underglaze, slip, glaze, terra sigillata, 9 x 8 x 4 inches.
Jenny Mendes, Two Chalices, low-fire clay, underglaze, slip, glaze, terra sigillata, 9 x 8 x 4 inches.