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Clay Spring Concentration

Clay Spring Concentration
March 8 – May 1, 2020
Jenny Mendes
Parts Unknown

The launching point for this workshop will be an exploration of surfaces and a deep mining of personal content. Working primarily with low-fire clay, we’ll push the boundaries of the material through explorations of form and narrative. Experimentation with slips, underglazes, terra sigilatta, and different firings will lead students to develop unique bodies of work. Using Penland’s landscape as genius loci, visiting sculptor Hester Pilz will collaborate with students for two weeks as we discover how the spirit of the landscape can inform our work. All levels. Code S00CA

Studio artist; teaching: Arrowmont (TN), Santa Fe Clay, West Dean College (UK), Penland; Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowships; former Penland resident artist, other residencies in France, Slovenia, Macedonia, Turkey, Serbia, The Netherlands, Latvia; exhibitions: The Clay Studio (Philadelphia), ClayAkar (IA), Old Church (NJ), TRAX Gallery (CA).

We regret that we had to cut this workshop short due to the current pandemic. Please see our COVID-19 Response page for more information. Thank you for your understanding and support as we navigate this evolving situation.

Jenny Mendes, "Two Chalices," low-fire clay, underglaze, slip, glaze, terra sigilatta, 9 x 8 x 4 inches