ONSITE: Introduction to Sculpture in Clay
Explore creating sculptural ceramic art pieces. We'll cover basic hand building techniques like coil building and slab building to guide your process as you create sculptures that can be both representational or more abstract. We'll also learn a variety of finishing techniques like surface design-sgraffito, mishima, oxides as well as traditional glazing methods.
- You will receive 25 pounds of clay; additional clay is available for purchase.
Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
This is an On-site course. Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined on our website. For more info visit visarts.org. On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program: if interested please visit visarts.org.
About the Instructor
Bernadette Frerker Larimer is a ceramics artist currently living in Southern Virginia. Bernadette received her BFA with an emphasis in ceramics from New Mexico State University in 2019. She is known for her psycho-whimsical anthropomorphic sculptures. Her work is the material expression of her deep love for nature, spirituality, and the divine feminine mystique. Working primarily with ceramics (earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain), she employs various slips, underglazes, glazes, and lusters. Her preferred techniques include coil-building and wheel throwing, as well as hand-building to create human and abstract forms. She also creates functional work with images of goddesses and other magical beings. Bernadette lived for nearly seven years in the high desert of New Mexico, whose stark beauty inspired her art. She recently relocated to the East Coast where - although a striking contrast to the high desert - she again draws inspiration from her surroundings, most notably the ocean, swamps, and forests.See More Classes By Instructor
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