Nancy Selvin: Your Own Voice: Incorporating Color, Image and Text on Clay – November 10 – 11, 2018

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This hands-on, hand-building workshop will emphasize the use of foam armatures to construct functional and non-functional forms in clay. Foam support can be used for any scale construction but is especially helpful for building large, freestanding vessels or sculpture. Nancy will also demonstrate how she layers underglaze colors to enhance her surfaces and will introduce techniques for transferring image and text onto fired and unfired clay via screen-printing and laser printed decals. Participants will be able to make their own silk screens and decals in the workshop. All levels of experience are welcome to attend.

SF Bay Area artist Nancy Selvin trained as a sculptor at the University of California, Berkeley, both in the undergraduate and graduate programs, receiving her MA in ceramics in 1970. At UC Berkeley, Selvin learned the lessons of scale, volume, compositional finesse and, most importantly, energy — how to tap it, how to articulate it. Selvin teaches ceramics at California College of the Arts in Oakland, and maintains a studio practice in West Berkeley, California.