January 19 – February 9, 2018 · 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$225 member, $250 non-member
This hands-on "Four Fridays" workshop will provide an opportunity for students to explore and experience new approaches to functional hand-built forms using paper clay. The emphasis of this workshop will be in developing hand building skills making functional forms. Together with the instructor?s distinctive perspectives, experiences, and techniques, participants will explore innovative construction techniques of functional forms and use underglazes and engobes as decoration.
Participants will receive handouts that will provide valuable information about clay and glaze formulas, suppliers, and practical applications for clay formulas. All levels of students are welcome to attend.
Jerry Bennett is a key figure in the exploding field of paper clay. His work is in many galleries and museums throughout the world. Bennett was a resident artist at the Philadelphia Clay Studio for five years. He received his MFA from Indiana University at Bloomington Indiana. Bennett has given workshops and lectures at over fifty colleges, schools, and art centers throughout the United States. In 2005, he was an honored guest at the first International Paper Clay Symposium in Kecskemet, Hungary. In 2012 he was the leader of the Second International Paper Symposium in Kecskemet, Hungary. He is currently an active studio artist in Philadelphia, teaching locally, and running the Two Rivers Studio.