Hot Clay II: Handbuilding CeraMIX
We will explore handbuilding techniques for both functional and non functional ceramics, creating projects using pinch methods, coil building and slab construction. Christina will demonstrate a variety of construction and surface techniques while helping you to express your own ideas through the material. You will become familiar with the basic properties of clay and explore some of the many possibilities for both pottery and sculpture. Clay as a material offers us so much malleability giving us the opportunity to share our individual stories in such a beautiful way as it takes on an endless possibility of color, shape and form. The goal for this workshop is to explore this potential for handbuilding with clay and create!
Christina Erives received her BA and MA from California State University, Northridge and her MFA from Pennsylvania State University. She has worked as a resident artist and instructor at New Mexico State University, Belger Craneyard Studios in Kansas City, Missouri, the Archie Bray Foundation, and the University of Montana. She sees ceramics as a material that has permanence, and as one of the ways we were able to learn about ancient cultures. There is so much beauty in these traditions and Christina’s aim has been to make a mark of her time that will be preserved in the history of ceramic objects.
Age: 19 years and above
June 21-26, 2021
One-week session (Monday to Saturday noon)
Lab Fee: $65
All levels. Previous experience is helpful but not required.
Enrollment is limited to 6 students. (Capacity may increase to 8 pending changes in Health Guidelines from the CDC and local authorities.)