TALLER: Cristina Córdova

Approaches and Inspiration

SEPTEMBER  11, 12 & 13, 2013 / 9am-4pm

This course is designed to offer various approaches to representational ceramics through a series of demonstrations and lectures that will address both the technical as well as the conceptual aspects of figuration in the intimacy of Cristina's rural Penland studio.

Techniques offered will include general anatomy, strategies for figurative rendering from visual sources, hollow slab construction, detailing skills for achieving clarity and interest in sculpture, and an overview of surface possibilities . ALL LEVELS WELCOME.

The course will take place at Córdova's Studio:

285 Laughing Bird Hollow Rd., Penland, NC.



Originally from Puerto Rico, Cristina Córdova received her BA from the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez and went on to earn an MFA in Ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Upon graduation in 2002 she was selected for a three year artists residency at Penland School of Crafts where she later served as a trustee from 2006 to 2010. Some of Córdova’s recognitions include an American Crafts Council Emerging Artist Grant, a North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship, a Virginia Groot Foundation Recognition Grant and several International Association of Art Critics Awards. Cristina has taught at Penland School of Crafts (NC), Haystack Mountain School (ME), Santa Fe Clay (NM), Mudfire (GA) and Odyssey Center (NC) and Anderson Ranch (CO). Her work is part of the permanent collections of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington , D.C.), Fuller Craft Museum, (MA), the Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico (MAC), the Museum of Art of Puerto Rico (MAPR), the Mint Museum of Craft and Design (NC) and the Joseph-Schein Museum in NY. She currently lives and works in Penland, NC.

To see more of Cristina’s work, please visit her website