In this 10-week course students will learn various methods of hand-building a hollow human form. Each student will work on a figure that is approximately ¼ life scale, using photos of a model as a reference. We will begin by figuring out the footprint of the figure on our boards, and will build from the ground up to the top of the figure. Each student will learn the fundamentals of working from general to specific, basic anatomy and refining and finishing techniques. Course fee includes 25 lbs. of clay and bisque firing, glaze firing fees are additional. Proof of vaccination required, indoor masking remains mandatory.
*No Class 4/5 (Passover)
Clarissa Pezone is a ceramic sculptor originally from Sacramento, CA, and now residing in Baltimore, MD. She received her BA in 2013 from Humboldt State University in northern California and an MFA from Indiana University Bloomington in 2021. Her current work depicts realistic figurative sculpture and found objects in installations that center in private space and moments. Her practice includes the construction of trompe l’oeil objects that depicts the power of personal objects to hold memory, legacy and self-hood. Clarissa has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including the Young Sculptors Award, the Christyl Ann Boger Memorial award, as well as a Windgate University Fellowship to attend Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions nationwide, including the NCECA Juried Student Show in both Minneapolis (2018) and Pittsburgh (2019), The Indianapolis Art Center (Indianapolis, IN), The Morris Graves Museum of Art (Eureka, CA), and the American Museum of Ceramic Art (Pomona, CA).