Paper Clay Workshop at Peters Valley
July 14, 2017 @ 11:00 am - July 18, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
HAND BUILDING FUNCTIONAL FORMS USING PAPER CLAY
This hands-on workshop will provide an opportunity for students to explore and experience new approaches to sculptural forms and functional pottery using paper clay and other innovative materials. The emphasis of this workshop will be in developing hand building skills making functional forms. Together with the instructor’s distinctive perspectives, experiences, and techniques, participants will explore innovative construction techniques, how to make paper clay, bonding materials, texture and decoration techniques, problem-solving related to repair work, rapid working with clay, reducing shrinkage and many other sculptural considerations. Participants will receive clay materials and handouts that will provide valuable information about clay and glaze formulas, suppliers, and practical applications for clay formulas. Beginner and Beyond
Jerry Bennett is a key figure in the exploding field of paper clay. He works uniquely, combining wheel thrown and hand-built elements of both paper porcelain and normal clay bodies. His work is in many galleries and museums throughout the world. Bennett was a resident artist at the Philadelphia Clay Studio for five years. He received his MFA from Indiana University at Bloomington Indiana. Bennett has given workshops and lectures at over fifty colleges, schools, and art centers throughout the United States. In 2005, he was an honored guest at the first International Paper Clay Symposium in Kecskemet, Hungary. In 2012 he was the leader of the Second International Paper Symposium in Kecskemet, Hungary. He is currently an active studio artist in Philadelphia, teaching locally, and running the Two Rivers Studio. www.jerrybennett.net www.paperclay.blogspot.com
Tuition: $595 (lunch is included)
Studio/Materials Fee: $75
Space is limited so apply early!