Discover the endless possibilities in clay when fascination with a source is filtered through imagination and transformed through material, physical space and process. In this workshop, we take an in-depth look at how fixations and inspirations become a sculptural experience using clay. We examine personal references and the methods of interpreting them as sculpture, resulting in a distinct personal style that expands your ceramics practice with true meaning. Students working in any genre of sculpture, from figurative to abstract, are welcome.
We utilize pottery wheels, a slab roller and extruder to accommodate a variety of construction techniques. We use cone 10 clay fired in oxidation and reduction kilns with slips and glazes.
We enjoy morning and afternoon demonstrations, slide lectures and idea-generating exercises. Students initiate and pursue their own interests that serve as a basis for one-on-one observations and conversations.
Anne Currier is a ceramic sculptor and professor emerita of Alfred University. She received her M.F.A. from the University of Washington, and is the recipient of fellowships from the NEA, the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Virginia A. Groot Foundation. Anne is recognized as a fellow of the American Crafts Council.
Giselle Hicks is the Studio Coordinator of Ceramics at Anderson Ranch. She received her M.F.A. from Alfred University. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the John Michael Kohler Art Center, the Bellevue Art Museum and the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.