Michele Collier will be teaching a One Day Intensive Figurative Sculpting PaperClay Workshop, Sunday June 22nd 2014 at Ball Clay Studio. The focus will be to create a full figure wall piece, using the collected wisdom of her 10 years of working with paperclay slabs. This is a great approach for a one-day intensive because it will cover all the elements of a complete figure, including: faces, hands, arms/legs and “emotive” torsos, using controlled techniques such as tearing, compressing and stretching as a means of creating figurative sculptures with Paperclay. At the end of the workshop students will be able to take their unfired sculptures home or have it fired at the studio for an extra fee. Space is limited so sign up right away.
Paper clay feels and fires just like any other cone 10 clay. The difference is in how the wicking properties change the rules of engagement. This “wicking” is caused by the introduction of a small amount of paper into the clay formula. This allows you to add wet clay to a fully dry piece and you never have to score the surface to get good adhesion.
Michele Collier sculptures can be found at numerous galleries around the country. For information on current shows or to see more examples of her work visit her website burningclay.com .
The workshop will be at Ball clay studio on 6-22-14 and will be a total of 5 hours. There will be a small lunch break in between so you will be encouraged to bring a lunch or snacks. A 25# bag of Paperclay is required for the workshop, so you may bring your own or add it to your registration during signing up.
To Register for this workshop or to see our upcoming class schedules click here.
One Day Intensive Figurative Sculpting Paper Clay Workshop with Michele Collier
Time : 10:00-5:00
Location : Ball Clay Studio
Address: 4851 York Blvd
Los Angeles, Ca. 90042
What to bring:
- Basic Wooden Clay Tools
- Wood Rolling pin
- Ribs Metal & Rubber
- 12X25” ware board (we will build a tall, wall hung figure)
- *OPTIONAL*: Small Pastry Cone