Paperclay Porcelain: Expanding Ways of Working

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Paperclay Porcelain: Expanding Ways of Working


You can add "Gift Card" option for the class when you enroll.


February 2 & February 9
Hours : 11:00am - 5:00pm

Course Price: $335 (materials included + extra studio time (February 6, Wed 4:00-8pm)

One of the things I love the most about paper-clay is that it offers artists an opportunity to build and develop an idea beyond the wet clay stage.

Explore new approaches to working with clay or expand your current way of working in this two-day paperclay intensive. Whether you are interested in making vessels or sculpture, this workshop will build on traditional handbuilding techniques and offer alternative ways of making made possible with paperclay. By adding paper pulp to porcelain you can solve many of the challenges inherent in working with it.   

Day 1 Demystifies paperclay and gets you started on a project;

Day 2 provides the opportunity for further experimentation, project development, one on one project consultation and additional demonstrations geared towards group interests and firing considerations. 

Extra studio time (February 6, Wed 4:00-8pm)

Through demonstrations, presentations, group discussions and one on one conversations you will be encouraged to explore paperclay through a project of your choice. While we will be working with porcelain paperclay, the principles covered relate to all paperclay clay bodies and can be applied in a broader context. Please bring clay tools, a sketchbook, notebook, digital camera/smart phone (optional), natural materials such as muslin, burlap, silk, branches, leaves, a condiment squeeze bottle or ceramic slip trailer with a wide tip,  blow dryer, and plaster or bisque molds. Because paperclay is an extension of traditional clay, previous clay experience is recommended.

Lisa Chicoyne is a re-emerging interdisciplinary artist. She makes what she refers to as visual poems; materials in place of words. She is devoted to capturing the ineffable and intimate experience of being human. 

Lisa’s work is in numerous private collections throughout the United States. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions at Edge Gallery (Denver), The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, The Sangre de Cristo Art Center (Pueblo, CO), Salina Art Center (Salina, KS), The Downtown Studio Gallery at Pikes Peak Community College (Colorado Springs, CO), Greenwich House Pottery, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition and others.  Since 2004 Lisa has worked in various capacities at Greenwich House Pottery including Assistant Director from 2010 until 2017 which she left to rededicated herself to her studio practice.  She earned her MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and has taught classes and workshops at The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak Community College (Colorado Springs, CO), Sugar Maples (Hunter, NY), and Greenwich House Pottery (NYC) where she currently teaches paperclay. 

Refund Policy: Refund and transfer requests must be made via mail or in person two weeks prior to the start of the class. Registration receipts are required and there is a $50 processing fee for all refunds and transfers.

Studio etiquette: 

Students are expected to comply with studio guidelines and maintain a clean work environment during every class. It is equally important to respect others working in the studio, maintaining a friendly but professional manner. SSNYC is committed to providing an exceptional experience for students, members, and teachers alike.

Age requirement: 

Due to the nature of studio ceramics and the materials used, all classes are for adults age 21 and older