Discover new materials and approaches to working with clay in an immersive sculpture workshop aimed at expanding the scope of your practice. Students learn to combine different materials to create successful ceramic and mixed-media sculptures. We explore how adding different materials to your work, such as steel, wood and found objects, can add layers of meaning and complexity. Students build ceramic objects using their own imagery and then work to incorporate other built and found objects. This dynamic studio environment gives you access to new materials and new ways of thinking about your work.
We cover hand building techniques including large-scale coil, slab and solid construction with stoneware clay fired to cone 6. We work with underglazes, slips, metal leaf and other experimental surfaces for ceramics sculpture. Demonstrations also include introductory woodworking and metal working. This workshop is open to artists working in all mediums.
Days consist of morning and afternoon demonstrations, studio work time, slide lectures and one-on-one mentorship. Techniques and demonstrations focus on demystifying the material and process with an emphasis on safety and experimentation.
Trey Hill is a sculptor and associate professor at the University of Montana, where he teaches in the ceramics and sculpture departments. He received his M.F.A. from San Jose State University. Trey’s work has been shown in galleries and museums nationally and internationally.