The Figure: metal & clay – C1215

December 11, 2014

Posted In: Ceramics

Lisa Clague

DATES: August 17 – 28, 2015


CONCEPT: Lisa Clague describes her sculptural renditions as hybrid creatures, evoking a place between the subconscious and the intangible. In this workshop she employs metal and clay to guide the exploration of the human figure. By incorporating these two materials we create spontaneous and exciting pieces. Lisa shares techniques with fabric, stuffed animals, and metal in casting slip to develop interesting, sculptural forms. We also examine multiple surface treatments, glazes and post-fired finishes. This workshop is designed to open new doors to fascinating possibilities with clay.

MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Students use low-fire white sculpture clay, white casting slip, metal, found objects, plaster bandages, powdered metals and encaustic wax. Techniques include drawing ideas and slab building.

ACTIVITIES: We begin each day with a demonstration, followed by another after lunch. The first few days focus on the small torso with discussions about integrating mixed media into the construct of the figure. We venture outside the studio to find wire baskets, old tools, metal wheels and hardware to embellish our work.

FACULTY: Lisa Clague is an internationally known sculptor with an M.F.A. from California College of the Arts in Oakland. She is the recipient of the Virginia Groot Award. Her work has been exhibited at the Macon Museum of Art and the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. Lisa participated in the 3rd World Ceramic Biennale 2005 in Korea.

Tuition: $875 OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $1275
Studio Fee: $155

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