Paper Clay: breaking the rules – C0921-20

Date: Jul 27 - Aug 07, 2020

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Sara Ransford

Tuition: $1,300
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $45

Studio hours are Monday – Friday 9AM to 5PM, dorm housing is not available, and the Cafe is only open for lunch.


Discover the incredible and unique properties of paper clay as you push the extremes of form, process and edge in ceramic sculpture. Take all of your previous clay knowledge and dismantle it as you experiment with multiple firing and building techniques. Develop and refine your own personal voice through display, presentation of work, and critiques as you explore your personal concepts in this remarkable method.  This class is about experimentation, it’s not about focusing on the final product. Students learn how to prepare their own paper clay, as well as work with commercially-prepared paper clay.


Porcelain paper clay, Slip and glaze and colored clay treatments, High-temperature reduction and soda firings and Found objects, additives and various fixatives for non-fired paper clay


Sara Ransford is a studio artist based in Aspen. She received her BFA from CU at Boulder, studied at Alfred University, and at Anderson Ranch as an Artist-in-Residence. Her ceramic sculptures are inspired by the mysterious power found in life’s processes, and historical marks left by events in nature. Her work has been exhibited nationally.

Sara Ransford - Unraveled in Blue

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