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My Life in Clay

We will explore how to use world and personal narratives as well as lived experiences to devise ideas for your work. Working with wheel-thrown bisque pieces, we will  focus on composition and learn to draw on clay using underglaze and a slip trailing bottle. The drawing technique introduced will work on both wheel-thrown and hand-built forms. Students will bring reference photos, drawings and sketches for inspiration that they will apply to their pieces. This class will require wheel throwing or hand building experience.

Michelle received her Masters in Fine Arts from Penn State University. Currently an instructor at Penn State Altoona, she has exhibited nationally in solo and group shows with Charlie Cummings Gallery, Companion Gallery and Penland Gallery. Recently a juror at Companion Gallery and Saltstone Ceramics, Michelle will be a demonstrating artist at NCECA 2022 Fertile Grounds.


Faculty: Michelle Ettrick

Dates: June 19-25, 2022

Tuition: $840

Tuition, room and board: $1,710

Lab Fee: $80

Skill Level: All levels, both hand builders and wheel throwers; previous experience helpful.

Enrollment limited to 10 students

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