Figurative Sculpture Workshop in San Miguel de Allende, México with Cristina Cordova, Lisa Clague, and Kelly Garrett Rathbone
APRIL 1 -APRIL 10 , 2015
Inspired by the amazing imagery of Semana Santa in San Miguel de Allende, this hands-on course will offer the rare opportunity to work alongside 3 generations of figurative ceramic sculptors: Lisa Clague, Cristina Córdova and Kelly Rathbone amidst the richness of this extraordinary Mexican town declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Semana Santa comprises a special part of the cultural calendar of Mexico when bold and unique traditions surface to honor the death and resurrection of Christ at the center of the religious beliefs of this Catholic country. This will offer an exceptional opportunity to explore and understand the role figurative sculpture plays in the context of ritual and spirituality .
Techniques will include strategies for figurative rendering from visual sources, hollow slab construction, coiling for large scale pieces and detailing skills to achieve clarity and interest in contemporary ceramic sculpture. We will explore how to combine metal and clay and address successful surface development via slips, underglazes and engobes as well as post-firing surface treatments. Students will be able to work throughout the 10 days with locally prepared clay and over 40 local engobes.
The course will run from 9:30am-4pm daily (Barro.Co Clay Studio will stay open until 6:30 pm) with a lunch break at a local cafe.
It will take place at :
BARRO.CO CLAY STUDIO
Adria Calaresu & Alberto Sanchez
Sabino # 16,
Colonia San Antonio
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
C.P. 37750 MEXICO
Cell: 044-415 1535118
Figurative Sculpture Workshop in San Miguel de Allende, México:
Lisa Clague /Cristina Córdova / Kelly Rathbone
April 1 -April 10 , 2015
$1450.00 USD per person.
Because it’s a very popular time in the Mexican calendar, we need to confirm enrollment early:
50% deposit upon registration ($725) no later than December 2014 with an EARLY BIRD discount of $50.00 for enrollment by November 1 , 2014 ($675)/
balance ($725) due by January, 2015.
-Quality instruction from Lisa Clague, Cristina Cordova and Kelly Rathbone including daily demonstrations, lectures and one-on-one support. We want to rock your world and help you navigate through all these techniques!
-Unrestricted access to the awesome Barro.Co Clay Studio during its regular business hours (9am -6:30pm). Check out this link to learn about their story: http://barro-co.com/the-space/
-All materials including clays and engobes, underglaze transfers etc….
-Scheduled field-trips and to savor our surroundings during this very special week of festivities!
Please let us know if you have any questions.