Instructor: Hannah Niswonger
July 2 - July 6
Monday - Friday
9am - 1pm
5 Sessions

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In this 5 day workshop we'll explore diverse approaches to building clay sculpture inspired by animals. We'll consider the building technique best suited to conveying an animal form in clay. Hannah will demonstrate a variety of strategies and techniques for approaching complex animal forms in clay, including 3D tile building and slab-construction of forms with slender legs. The class will address animal gestures, anatomy and expression.

Students should bring to class the images and/or drawings of animals they intend to incorporate into their work.

Hannah holds an MFA in ceramic sculpture from Alfred University and a BA in studio art from Wesleyan University. She has taught courses at MassArt, Harvard University, Carnegie Mellon University, and Georgia State University. She exhibits regularly in galleries and juried craft shows, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art Show, Smithsonian Craft Show and CraftBoston, where she received the Award of Distinction. She is a co-founder of POW! (Pots On Wheels), a collaborative, mobile education project.