It’s all teamwork in this fun and inclusive workshop that investigates the value of community through creation! Work with a team of students to develop your own village of ceramic houses inspired by different cultures. Learn hand building and wheel-throwing processes to create a series of houses that contribute to a larger installation. While the clay pieces are in the kiln, students use paper cutouts and patterns to design the layout for the village outside on the Anderson Ranch campus. On the last day of class, we assemble our glazed and fired village in a final show for parents at Anderson Ranch. In addition to learning how to build and glaze ceramics, you experience the value of teamwork, community, diversity and power in numbers.
M. Paige Ward is originally from Frog Jump, Tenn. She holds an M.F.A. in studio arts and ceramics from the University of Florida. Paige has instructed both children and adult clay class at Mudslingers Studio in Huntingdon, Tenn, and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tenn. Paige is currently an artist in residence at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.