Handbuilding with Paper Clay
August 21-26, 2017
Ghost Ranch, New Mexico
Register by July 20, 2017, but limited spaces available, so register as early as you can.
sponsored by the New Mexico Potters and Clay Artists
Jerry Bennett, a leading international paper clay artist, conducts a hands-on workshop providing opportunity for students to explore and experience new approaches to functional pottery and sculptural forms using paper clay.
Jerry guides artists of all experience levels through how to make paper clay and bonding slips for hand-built forms. In this five-day workshop, expand your understanding of this unique material to make both functional pottery and sculptural forms. Gain valuable insight as Jerry shares practical, problem-solving advice related to your studio work. With paper clay, you can break the rules and discover new and exciting ways of working.
This is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of Ghost Ranch and learn about paper clay from an expert.
We will be working with cone 6 porcelain so please bring to the workshop hand building tools + small pair of scissors and a clean canvas to work on. Participants in the hands-on workshop will receive clay materials and handouts that will provide valuable information about paper clay, glaze formulas, supplier information.
Five Day Workshop includes:
Individual and Group Instructor Demonstrations
Individual Instructor Classes
Group Instructor Critique
At least one bisque and glaze firing
About Jerry Bennett:
Jerry Bennett is currently an active studio artist in the Philadelphia area and runs the Two Rivers Studio. He has been an Adjunct Faculty at Holy Family University in Philadelphia for many years. He received his M.F.A. from Indiana University at Bloomington Indiana in 1975 and has given workshops and lectures at over fifty colleges, schools and art centers throughout the USA and recently was the leader of the Second International Paper Symposium in Kecskemet Hungary. For additional information please visit www.jerrybennett.net
For additional information about Ghost Ranch accommodations and meal service, what to expect at the ranch, as well as information about alternatives to staying on the Ranch, please visit our Ghost Ranch information page.
Here is a pdf with workshop information and mail-in registration form.