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Experience Clay with Clayworks
November 17, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Drop in to Mint Museum Uptown to have a hands-on experience with clay! Enjoy demonstrations from Clayworks in the atrium from 2-4 PM and try your own hand in the studio from 1-4 PM.
Today’s theme is “Fun with Pinch Pots.” Join our teaching artist in the studio as they demonstrate how to make a pinch pot. From simple pinch-pot monsters to a closed form made from multiple pinch-pots, participants will learn basic skills of how to slip and score and manipulate clay to create whatever they can envision.
In the atrium, artist Kira Campbell demonstrates techniques and brings clay alive for the whole family.
Kira has an undergraduate degree in theater and her MFA in ceramics from the University of Michigan, where she studied under Georgette Zirbes and Sadashi Inuzuka. She has been working in clay for over twenty years, and has experience ranging from production pottery to university instruction to large-scale installation art. Kira has participated in residencies in Denmark, Hungary and Ireland and has work in several international museums. While her exhibited work is all sculptural, she enjoys exploring the vessel in all its forms whenever possible.
Offered in conjunction with the exhibition, Michael Sherrill Respective.
Saturday, December 8, 1– 4 PM
Saturday, January 5, 1– 4 PM
While this event is free, general museum admission fees apply.