Visiting Artist Workshop with Michelle Gregor

Date: 

Monday, March 19, 2018, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Presented by: Harvard Ceramics Program

Michelle Gregor
Join us in welcoming California-based sculptor Michelle Gregor to the Ceramics Program for an evening demonstration and slide lecture. Gregor will lead students in sculpting the human figure in clay with a live process demonstration, improvisational exercises, and a slide presentation. Participants will learn the construction techniques to help push past the common stumbling blocks of proportion, movement, and balance in constructing the human figure. All skill levels welcome.

Michelle GregorMonday, March 19, 2018
Demonstration & slide lecture
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Free for Harvard Undergrads, $25 for students enrolled in a class and Harvard Graduate students, $50.00 for those not enrolled in a class. To register, please fill out the registration form here or below.

For questions regarding the workshop, email Kathy King, Director of Education at kking@fas.harvard.edu.

 

Artist Biography:

Michelle Gregor sculpts the abstracted human figure in ceramic. Continuing the tradition of artists such as Manuel Neri and Stephen DeStaebler (with whom she worked during her graduate studies), Gregor’s forms apply the free, intuitive impulses of Abstract Expressionism to figurative representation. Her pieces range in dimension from a few inches tall to architectural-scale bronzes, but are unified in their sense of calm, mass and balance, simultaneously suggesting motion and repose. Perhaps best known as a colorist, her painterly, multi-layered and multi-fired approach to surface endows her sculptures with a sense of depth and the passage of time. Gregor has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from University of California, Santa Cruz and a Master of Fine Arts degree from San Francisco State University. She is a tenured Professor of Art at San Jose City College.

 

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