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Ceramic workshop hosts guest artist Bill Abright Nov. 10

UKIAH – The Mendocino College Ceramics Club is presenting an all day ceramic workshop and demonstration with guest artist Bill Abright, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at the Vocational Education Building Room 3010, Ukiah Campus.

 

“The ability of clay to receive textural impressions and then be stretched out like an expanded skin is at the foundation of my clay work,” Abright explains. “This demonstration and lecture will begin with a demonstration of my techniques for forming large scale high relief clay masks using wood and foam rubber props. I'll talk about the development of my artwork with slides and after a lunch break we’ll come back to continue the demonstration of forming and finishing techniques. Using acrylic finishes and pencil on bisque ware, as well as the use of glues and fillers will be discussed.”

 

Abright has been investigating and teaching innovative forming and decorating techniques with clay for the last 32 years. Stretching pre-textured slabs of clay into human figures, fish, insects and large-scale masks is at the core of his art.


He is known for his post fired constructed sculptures and his use of a variety of adhesives and cold finishes to connect forms and mimic glazes to conclude his artworks.


In addition to his work in clay he produces and exhibits large format graphite drawings developed from rubbings. Abright has exhibited and demonstrated his techniques throughout the U.S. and teaches Art at the College of Marin in Kentfield.

 

Join the Ceramics Club of Mendocino College in welcoming this artist as he demonstrates the making of his artwork. Abright will also answer questions about his work and show slides at this daylong workshop.

 

The cost for this ceramics workshop is $5 with a potluck dish, $10 without.

 

For more information please call 707-468-3087. Additional information is available online at www.mendocino.edu.


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