Instructor: Colleen McCall
July 31 - August 4
9am - 1pm
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Using low-fire terra cotta clay, colored slips and brilliant underglazes participants will learn a variety of hand building methods and surface decorating techniques to create uniquely shaped clay canvases that are functional or sculptural. Working forwards and back to fit pattern to form and form to pattern we will study the repetition of various motifs to create balance and rhythm. A mixture of cultural and historical inspiration will be provided daily but feel free to bring your own favorite references. Painters, potters and sculptors of all skill levels welcomed.
Colleen McCall is a studio artist in Elmira, New York. Painting was her first love until she met clay. She studied both in college earning a BFA from Truman State University and an MFA from Alfred University. Colleen's first hand painted pots were crafted purely to delight her children, their whimsies being pink elephants, dancing bears and dinosaurs. Her colorful motifs and patterns have since grown up and blossomed throughout the upstate New York region and online.