Lisa Clague: Beyond Tradition

MARCH 23-31, 2012

In this workshop Lisa will explore a large variety of fired and cold surface treatments using powdered clay, vinegar, shellac, organic materials and more. Students will create small pieces incorporating metal and clay. The metal allows the work to be spontaneous and exciting giving one the freedom to push beyond the limits of clay. Students will finish up with post fired techniques on bisque ware using metallic powders, paints and encaustic wax. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.

Clague will present a talk to share her work and offer insight into her provocative figurative imagery tenuously hovering between fantasy and reality.

Lisa Clague received her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and her MFA from California College of Arts and Crafts. She is the recipient of several Virginia Groot Foundation Awards and in 2005 she participated in the 3rd World Ceramic Biennale in Korea. Her work has been exhibited at the Macon Museum of Art (GA), the DeCordova Museum & Sculpture Park (MA), John Elder Gallery in NY and the Blue Spiral Gallery in North Carolina.

Students are encouraged to bring :

  • metal to add to clay;
  • nails, screws, wire, found metal, hooks,
  • hinges etc. (steel or stainless steel, anything that will react to a magnet)

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