Ben Carter April 6 and 7, 2019
Paper Clay Workshop with Jerry Bennett September 22 and 23
Jerry Bennett is an internationally recognized ceramic artist who resides in Philadelphia, PA. Working largely in paper clay, He is a key figure in what he terms the exploding field of paper clay. He works uniquely, combining wheel thrown and hand-built elements of both paper porcelain and normal clay bodies. His work is in many galleries and museums throughout the world. He received his M.F.A. from Indiana University at Bloomington Indiana in 1975. Bennett has given workshops and lectures at over fifty colleges, schools and art centers throughout the United States. In 2012 he was the leader of the Second International Paper Symposium in Kecskemet, Hungary. He is currently an active studio artist in Philadelphia, teaches locally, and runs the Two Rivers Studio. www.jerrybennett.net
Jerry Bennett, a leading international paper clay artist, will conduct a hands-on workshop which will provide an opportunity for students to explore and experience new approaches to functional pottery using paper clay and other innovative materials.
Together with the instructor’s distinctive perspectives, experiences and techniques, students will explore innovative construction techniques, how to make paper clay, bonding materials, texture and decoration techniques, problem solving related to repair work, rapid working with clay, reducing shrinkage and many other sculptural considerations.