This is an introductory class in Paper Clay, adding cellulose-based fibers to wet clay to improve the workability of the clay and lessen many of the problems associated with hand building.
Paper clay or as many people call it; fiber clay, is the process in ceramics where artists add cellulose fibers to plastic clay. These fibers burn out after the first firing leaving only the clay remaining. Adding these fibers makes the clay easier to work with and more plastic. However, many of the rules that govern regular clay do not apply to paper clay. Jerry Bennett, a leading international paper clay artist, will conduct a hands-on Zoom training which will provide an opportunity for students to explore and experience new approaches to functional pottery and sculptural forms using paper clay.
Wednesdays October 13, 2021 – December 8, 2021 – 10am-12pm