Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Fuller Craft Museum is currently closed. Virtual programming is available.
Join Jerry Bennett, as he guides you through how to make paper clay and bonding slips for hand-built forms. In this eight-week workshop, expand your understanding of this unique material by adding various fibers to the clay to make both functional pottery and sculptural forms. Jerry Bennett, a leading international paper clay artist, will conduct a hands-on Zoom training which will provide an opportunity for students to explore and experience new approaches to functional pottery and sculptural forms using paper clay.
Develop a personal vision of hand-building techniques for creating functional and sculptural forms in this class designed for students with some prior experience with clay. Demonstrations focus on slab construction, but students are free to experiment with coil building, pinching, and extrusion. This class will use a wide variety of material techniques including paper clay, decorating techniques including underglaze techniques, textures, colored slips, and glaze applications. This class will provide the specific instruction from the instructor for advancing your work to a higher level. Each student will work independently. Gain valuable insight as Jerry shares practical, problem-solving advice related to your studio work (i.e., how to fix broken work, and prevent cracks).
Required Materials: Students may use any clay that they wish for the class. But instruction will be based on the use of cone 6 porcelain. We recommend you purchase cone 6 porcelain such as Standard 365 or Laguna 550. You will also need hand building tools & small pair of scissors and a clean canvas to work on. Participants in the workshop will receive handouts that will provide valuable information about paper clay, glaze formulas, supplier information.
8 Weeks, 2-hour live Zoom sessions
PLUS: Video training will be offered free to students on how to make paper clay.
Wednesdays, February 3 – March 24, 2021, 1:00 – 3:00pm (EST)
Level: Previous experience required. Students must have access to home/private studio
Student Age Group: Adult
Class size: Minimum 4 / Maximum 10
Fees: Members $300 / Nonmembers $325
THIS IS AN ONLINE CLASS. A Zoom link will be delivered to you upon confirmation of registration. You must have Zoom installed on your computer or device to attend this workshop.