Using the expressive nature of paper clay, participants are invited to build quick, confident maquettes drawn from the rich natural environment of Sitka. A spirit of freedom is embodied in paper clay, where ideas can quickly take form as we explore the relationship of maquette to design. The addition of paper fibers to clay creates a dynamic, versatile material that is both strong and pliant—expanding the possibilities of traditional clay-forming techniques to rapidly create inspired forms. We will discover a new springboard for fresh ideas in 3D models, laying the foundation for lasting clay creations - functional or sculptural.
Marilyn Perry is a ceramic artist working in large-scale sculpture, terra sigillata surface decoration and soda firing. Exhibiting work throughout the United States and in Japan, Marilyn recently completed the Anderson Ranch Advanced Mentor Studies, and has been featured in several publications. She has taught ceramics for all skill levels in Canada and enjoys opportunities to share her love of pottery.
• 3-10 items of inspiration: photos, collage items, or natural objects
• Sketchbook if you have one
• Paper clay (approximately 10 pounds)
• Dry clay (25 pounds)
• Toilet paper or recyclable paper
• Immersion blender
• Cardboard boxes
• Blank paper - 20 sheets