Online Paper Clay Masterclass with Rebecca Hutchinson: May 23-25th
This online workshop with Rebecca Hutchinson will introduce participants to the amazing and dynamic world of paper clay while assisting students in developing their personal creative voice. Using multiple paperclay elements, including found objects, Rebecca will work with you to create your own sculptural piece while sharpening your conceptual approach. No previous clay experience is required.
Demonstrations will include mixed media preparation and ceramic building techniques (assemblage, casting, weaving, slip trailing and paperclay mache).
The workshop will be balanced between material collection, demo watching, discussion of multiples and personal studio construction time. All you need is 25 lbs of clay and a roll of toilet paper and the ability to connect through the interactive ZOOM meeting app*. Rebecca will be connecting with you from her east coast studio. Each participant will receive an Ebook from Rebecca at the conclusion of the workshop.
$375 for basic workshop. If desired, District Clay will supply clay and will fire a small project (max size 10" x 10" x 6") for a small additional fee. Clay can be picked up from District Clay prior to the workshop and firing will take place after District Clay re-opens. Max of 15 participants.
Special note: 25% of the proceeds from this workshop will go to pay District Clay's rent and to help the DCC teachers who depend on us for their income. Thank you for your support!
There will be breaks during each day for your studio work and also lunch.
Saturday, May 23, 10-4 pm:
-Material intro including how to make paperclay or learn about resources to purchase already made paperclay.
Sunday, May 24th, 10-4 pm:
-Constructing all day with 6-7 demonstrations. How to build with non-traditional fiber processes with a ceramic material including weaving, crocheting, embroidery, papermache, dipping absorbent materials, etc.
Monday, May 25th, 10-4 pm:
-Constructing all day with additional demos in slip trailing, mono-printing, with individual mentorship for each participant to work on individual direction.
-Discuss non-firing options for finished works.
*Zoom is an easy to use two way interactive meeting app that Rebecca uses for her classes at Dartmouth. It can be accessed by a laptop, tablet or other device.
Rebecca Hutchinson is a pioneer in the paper clay movement and is known for her large scale paper clay sculptures as well as her inclusive teaching style. She has exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally. She is a professor of ceramics at University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. A prolific studio artist, she spends her summers making at her Montana home and studio.
Hutchinson received her MFA from the University of Georgia, Athens and her BFA from Berea College. Her site specific works have been influenced by ecosystem dynamics and environmental concerns. Exhibitions include solo shows and installations at the Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN; Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Westport, MA; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC, Belgium Ceramics Biennial, Andenne, Belgium; Carleton College, MN; San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design; Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, Taipei, Taiwan; Vendrell Biennale,Vendrell, Spain; Keramikos Internationale della Ceramica D’Arte, Bracciano Museum, Bracciano, Italy; Racine Museum of Art; Turman Larison Contemporary; Fuller Craft Museum; Holter Museum of Art; The Society of Arts and Crafts; University of Tulsa; Lowe Museum of Art; Blue Star Contemporary, Vertigo Gallery-Denver; Islip Museum of Art; Skidmore College; and the University of North Carolina-Charlotte amongst others.
Rebecca was recently announced as the Massachusetts representative for the National Museum of Women in the Arts 2015 Women to Watch Exhibition. She is a New England Artist Award recipient and fellowship recipient from: The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Puffin Foundation, Virginia Cultural Commission, The North Carolina Arts Council, Virginia Commission of the Arts, a Museum of Fine Arts Maud Morgan Award finalist, NEA fellowship finalist for the Southern Arts Federation.
In addition to publications, she has lectured and taught at over 70 international and national venues.