Paperclay Symposium with Rebecca Hutchinson, Graham Hay and Jerry Bennett

Date: 

Wed - Fri, Jun 24 to Jun 26, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Studio

paperclayPresented By Ceramics Program

A unique collaboration featuring three leading international paper clay artists  Rebecca Hutchinson, Graham Hay and Jerry Bennett; this hands-on workshop will provide an opportunity for students to explore and experience new approaches to sculptural forms and 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.

Participants in the hands-on workshop will receive clay materials and handouts that will provide valuable information about clay and glaze formulas, suppliers, practical applications for clay formulas, both fired and non-fired.

Three-Day Workshop Cost: $390.00. Space is limited.

To register, go here or email Shawn Panepinto at panepint@fas.harvard.edu.

For questions regarding the workshop, email Kathy King at kking@fas.harvard.edu. Space is limited.

Artist Biographies:
Rebecca Hutchinson received her MFA from the University of Georgia, Athens. Her site-specific works have been influenced by ecosystem dynamics and environmental concerns. Exhibitions include solo shows and installations at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC, Belgium Ceramics Biennial, Andenne, Belgium; Carleton College, MN; San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design; Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, Taipei, Taiwan; Vendrell Biennale,Vendrell, Spain; Keramikos Internationale della Ceramica D'Arte, Bracciano Museum, Bracciano, Italy; Racine Museum of Art; Turman Larison Contemporary; Fuller Craft Museum; Holter Museum of Art; The Society of Arts and Crafts; University of Tulsa; Lowe Museum of Art; Blue Star Contemporary, Vertigo Gallery-Denver; Islip Museum of Art; Skidmore College; and the University of North Carolina-Charlotte amongst others. Images and articles of her work have been published in numerous publications and books including Studio Potter, Ceramics Monthly, Korean Ceramics, Ceramics Art and Perception, Sculpture, Revista Internacional Cermica, Critical Ceramics, American Craft, La ceramica in Italia e nel mondo, and in Ceramic Sculpture. She holds the position of Professor of Ceramics at University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.

Graham Hay has been developing, exhibiting and sharing paperclay sculpture techniques for two decades. Australian born, Hay creates and and fires paperclay sculptures and carve compressed, paper sculptures. He has given over 220 lectures, workshops and demonstrations in a dozen countries. These include co-leading the first international paperclay symposiums in Hungary, the US and Norway. As an artist he has participated in over 150 exhibitions in a dozen countries and his work has been included in books and public collections in many of these countries. Generous by nature, his information packed website www.grahamhay.com.au is visited by 1.5 million visitors each year, while he runs community-based classes from his studio in Perth, Western Australia.

Jerry Bennett 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 and he is a resident artist at the Philadelphia Clay Studio, USA. 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. He was an honored guest at the first International Paper Clay Symposium - 2005 in Kecskemet, Hungary and recently was the leader of the Second International Paper Symposium in Kecskemet Hungary 2012. He is currently an active studio artist in the Philadelphia area and runs the Two Rivers Studio.