Handbuilding Paper Clay with Rebecca Hutchinson

Fall Clay Intensive
September 12 - 16
Monday - Friday
9am - 3pm
5 sessions

In this workshop we will explore hand-building skills, personal form development, and the use of paper clay.  Demonstrations will include clay preparation, building techniques, surface and color, firing and non-firing options; all to achieve qualities of translucency, weightlessness and building ease.  Participants will be encouraged to develop individual ideas and conceptual directions exploring the rigor of personal development and one’s individual voice.  The workshop will be balanced between demo watching and studio construction time.  All skill levels welcome.     

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Rebecca Hutchinson is a ceramic installation artist and Professor of Ceramics at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Her site specific works have been influenced by observation of place, specifically looking at environmental concerns.  She has used and taught paper clay for the past fifteen years, has shown nationally and internationally, and has been awarded a Pollock Krasner Grant, Puffin Foundation Grant, Virginia Artist Fellowship, and Society of Arts and Crafts Artist of the Year award.