Online Paper Clay Techniques w/Jerry Bennett A twelve (12) session course No class on 9/26
Develop a personal vision of handbuilding techniques for creating functional and sculptural forms Demonstrations focus on slab construction, but students are free to experiment with coil building, pinching, and extrusion. This class will use a wide variety of material techniques including paper clay, decorating techniques, textures, colored slips, and glaze applications. This class will provide the specific instruction from the instructor for advancing your work to a higher level. Each student will work independently.
About Jerry Bennett: Jerry is a key figure in the exploding field of paper clay. 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. For more information please visit www.jerrybennett.net, www.paperclay.blogspot.com
Level: For students with some prior experience with clay.
During the session, you can schedule your finished work to be fired at Wayne Art Center. The final firing is to be scheduled during the final week of class. If you do not have any clay, please contact the Wayne Art Center to pick up a bag of clay to make your paper clay. Class tuition includes your first bag of clay as well as glazes and firing fees for coursework completed in class. If you would like your pieces fired at the Wayne Art Center Ceramic Studio, you must use clay from Wayne Art Center. Wayne Art Center has cone 10 High Fire 550 Laguna porcelain clay.
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