Explore the synthesis of ceramics and found objects in this four-session, mixed media workshop. The first half will be focused on hand-building a clay sculpture, firing, and glazing. The second half will challenge you to incorporate found objects and materials to further explore forms and create a narrative. No prior experience is necessary. All required tools and materials will be provided. Saturdays, May 11, 18, June 1, 8
Instructors: Donna Payton, Mixed Media Artist and Kathleen Preziosi, Ceramicist
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 Art Institute in sculpture and painting, her mixed media work expanded to include constructions of building materials and salvaged architectural parts. www.donnapayton.com
Kathleen Preziosi holds a BA in studio art, art history, and arts management from Sweet Briar College. She continued her studies at Parsons School of Design and the School of Visual Arts in New York. Since 1991, she has assisted in the development of children’s programs and taught children’s and adults’ ceramics classes. She also serves as the Art Council of Princeton’s Ceramics Studio Manager.