8 Sessions: Fridays – July 28; August 4, 11, 18, 25; September 1, 8, 15
Discover a hybrid approach with the synthesis of ceramic sculpture and assemblage exploring materials, objects, shapes and forms aided by imagination. The course’s first half focuses on building the foundation for the hybrid sculpture with an introduction to hand building — coiling, pinch pot, slab, and carving — as well as basic wheel throwing and glazing. In the course’s second half, learn to attach found objects and materials to the ceramic base or armature. Come join us to explore unique forms and create your own sculptural narrative. No prior experience is necessary — simply bring your joy and curiosity to freely express yourself with sculpture.
Donna Payton, Mixed Media Artist
Diversity in media and materials is integral to Donna Payton’s creative process. A native of St. Louis, MO, she began collecting discarded items and assembling them as a young child. In Los Angeles, where she received her MFA from Otis College of Art and Design in sculpture and painting, her mixed media work expanded to include constructions of building materials and salvaged architectural parts. Payton is currently creating high relief collages as well as installations combining recycled objects, natural materials and constructed sculptures. She also makes photographs using the human form as a sculptural base for parts of her disassembled sculptural constructs.
Kathleen Preziosi, Ceramicist
Kathleen Preziosi is head of the Ceramics Studio at the Arts Council of Princeton where she teaches beginner and advanced ceramic classes. She received her BA in Liberal Arts, specializing in the Studio Arts, Art History and Arts Management from Sweet Briar College. Her work includes functional forms and explores the sculptural aspects of clay. As a ceramic artist, she is in a constant state of exploration, stretching the parameters of this medium, currently throwing classic shapes and distorting them with applied assemblage.