Mixing paper pulp into your clay is a fantastic advantage to building stronger and lighter ceramic sculpture, and creating thinner, more delicate edges in your hand built elements. As an introduction to the material, we will talk about the varied uses of mixing cellulose into water-based clay and Malia's own personal approach to using paper clay in her artwork. Students will learn how to make paper clay, how to sculpt a variety of floral forms with paper clay, and to create a floral arrangement with homemade porcelain paper clay.
Bring reference images for inspiration if wanting to create specific plants; Bring some real flowers we will use as models!
10:00 - 11:00 Introduction - Powerpoint
11:00 - 11:30 Demo: How to make paper clay
11:30 - 12:15 Demo: Building delicate parts with paper clay
12:15 - 12:45 Lunch
12:45 - 4:00 Continued Demo while students build with porcelain paper clay
Please bring the following items:
- Images of plants/flowers for reference or real flowers
- Basic ceramic tool set
- Sharp knife (like a xacto knife)
- plaster and clay (provided by Malia)
BIO of MALIA LANDIS
Malia Landis is a sculptor and ceramic Artist living in Crockett, California. Born in St. Helena, California and raised in Waimea, Hawaii, Malia received her Bachelor's of Arts from Humboldt State University in 2010 and her Master's of Fine Arts from San Jose State University in 2014.
For additional images and information about Malia Landis’ work:
BRING A BAG LUNCH, or food can be purchased nearby by car.
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WORKSHOP REGISTRATION INFO:
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The workshop is located in room 514, the Ceramics room at Redwood High School: 395 Doherty Drive, Larkspur, Ca. 94939.
The classroom is a portable located next to the East parking lot on campus.
See our map and driving directions here.
Continuing Education Credits Available
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