Building Animals in Ceramic Paperclay Workshop Oct 31 – Nov 4, 2022

Building a sculpture in Stoneware Paperclay class that will survive the kiln using my unique interior and exterior armature system. The fee covers 5-days of instruction and 25 lb. of paper clay.

Please confirm all payments before you complete them as ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS. Efforts can be made to switch you to a different date due to an emergency. Please contact us at arttoones.marketing@gmail.com with any questions.

October 31, November 1, 2, 3, 4 of 2022

$950.00

SKU: oct-31-nov-4-2022 Category:

7 in stock

Please confirm all payments before you complete them as ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS. Efforts can be made to switch you to a different date due to an emergency. Please contact us at arttoones.marketing@gmail.com with any questions.

Building an Animal Sculpture in Stoneware Paper Clay that will Survive the Fire...

Paperclay is an amazing mix of standard clay, used in pottery, with emulsified paper.

This class will teach you how to build sculptures in stoneware paper clay with more confidence than you thought possible. Mary Susan Cate uses her unique armature which makes building a sculpture flexible and fluid as your creative juices flow.

The fee covers 5 days of instruction + 25 lb of Paperclay.

Schedule

Every day: Education: 9 - 4; bring your lunch; studio open for individual work in the evening by appointment.

Day 1: WINNING THE GRAVITY WAR..introduce my exterior and interior armature system, introduce the freedoms of using stoneware paper clay. Build. Evening: Gravity War Recovery: WINE NIGHT (BYO): I provide the (it's a meal) appetizers.

Day 2: RESPECTING THE MEDIUM; Adapting the basic anatomy to the vagaries of building in clay. Build. Lunch: PIE DAY …Evening: demo AMACO Velvet underglazes on the tile. Finish the Wine and appetizers...

Day 3: NARRATIVE ARRIVES: Build: Learning to change direction to enhance the narrative; SHADOW: Letting it tell the story.

Day 4: KNIFE DAY: Build. Remove exterior armature; kiln considerations; firing programs; packing it for the home journey. Evening: finish the wine…LOL

Day 5: Applying AMACO Velvet Underglazes in different ways to inform the narrative... possibilities for a once fire by combining AMACO velvets and AMACO celadons in the first fire. Merry Mary's strange but wonderful firing schedules.

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