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May Special Clay

Clay – Special Session
May 9-15, 2021
Rickie Barnett and Lynne Hobaica
Narrative Form and Surface

This workshop will bridge the gap between using form and surface to depict narrative. We’ll begin by using basic clay building techniques—slab, pinch, coil—to create stylized figurative components. Once the figurative objects are complete, they will become 3-D canvases that we’ll use to explore a number of decorating techniques involving building layers and carving back into them. We’ll discuss why storytelling is important and offer tools to develop a creative way to recount or invent history. We’ll work with earthenware clay and bisque fire only. All levels. Lower clay studio.

Rickie: studio artist; residencies: Taos Clay (NM), Rat City Studios (Seattle), Pottery Northwest (Seattle), Arrowmont (TN), Red Lodge (MT); representation: Gallery IMA (Seattle), Charlie Cummings Gallery (FL), In Tandem (NC), ClayAkar (IA). Lynne: studio artist; teaching: Odyssey Clayworks (NC), Pottery Northwest (Seattle); residencies: Pottery Northwest, Flower City Arts Center (NY), Ceramica Deruta (Italy), Watershed (ME), Arrowmont (TN); representation: Gallery IMA (Seattle), Gandee Gallery (NY), Imprint Gallery (OR), Signature Gallery (Atlanta).

Rickie Barnett and Lynne Hobaica, "Our Lady Just Shy of Eternal Longing," earthenware, 10 x 9 x 4 inches