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MostArts Festival Workshop: One Day Clay Workshop

Instructor: Linda Huey

Location: Connors Family Pavilion

Workshop Fee: $30 per workshop, supplies included

Limit: 15 participants

Sunday, July 9 - Dreaming Mozart in Clay
2:00pm to 4:30pm

We will start with a basic cylinder that can incorporate musical notations or ornate arabesques that were prevalent in decorative arts during Mozart’s day. Playing with the cylinder by pushing it out from the inside, the outside surface decoration can be stretched and changed (as if into a dream?) and at the same time more life and fullness can be added to the form. The result could be a vase, bowl, or non-functional sculpture. If the participant wishes, they can opt to have their pots (“bisque”) fired once in preparation for participating in the Raku Extravaganza event at the end of the week. For adults with any level of experience.

Monday, July 10 - Two Ways to Make a Flowerpot
2:00pm to 4:30pm

There are many ways to make a flowerpot, but we will limit it to two simple methods. One is to build inside a support form, and the other to build outside a support form. A different look is achieved with each way, especially with individual imagination applied. Make one or two pots, and participants can opt to have their pots (“bisque”) fired once in preparation for participating in the Raku Extravaganza event at the end of the week. For adults with any level of experience.

Monday, July 10 - Animated Vessels
9:00am to 11:30am

This workshop will be for adults and children -with adults accompanying children under 12. This project will involve making a bowl or vase that incorporates a head, face, or body of an animal. Possibilities could include an animal body with a human head, or vice versa. Several different approaches will be demonstrated. Sources of historical ceramics, such as from Mayan and other cultures, will be presented for inspiration.

About the Artist

Linda Huey makes pottery and sculpture inspired by nature. As a full time studio artist, she teaches workshops and maintains studios in Boston, MA and Alfred, NY. Each summer her pottery is on display in a sugar shed next to the garden on her property, open by chance or appointment, and included in an annual Alfred summer event called “From the Earth”. Linda received a Masters Degree in Ceramic Art from Alfred University and is represented in Massachusetts by Clark Gallery. Her work has been published in numerous books and national magazines and is included in public and private collections, including the Erie Art Museum, where her sculptural installation “Dark Garden” was on display for the year of 2016.

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