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Architectural Clay
A Workshop with Allison Newsome

Saturday & Sunday, April 29 & 30, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

 

Allison Newsome - Red Petal Raincatcher Series -  Blithewold Arboretum, 2014
Allison Newsome
Red Petal Raincatcher Series | Blithewold Arboretum | 2014

 

In this workshop with Allison Newsome, participants will explore totemic ceramic garden sculpture by creating multiple components that result in a larger work. Following Allison Newsome's recent residency with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in connection with their Luca della Robbia exhibition, participants will study architectural clay inspired forms.

Surface techniques will include using majolica, a white glaze base, Newsome’s trademark use of Mason Stains to create “once-fired” ceramics, and using polychrome painting on a white opaque surface with metallic oxides and stains.

 

Allison Newsome - Residency at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Allison Newsome
Residency at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

 

Allison Newsome - Working in Ayutthaya, Thailand
Allison Newsome
Working in Ayutthaya, Thailand

 

About the instructor:

Allison Newsome has been called a “Plein Air Sculptor” for her unique approach to ceramics. She received a MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and teaches with Harvard University Ceramics. Her work has been featured in exhibitions at RISD Museum, Mobile Museum of Art, the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, Fuller Craft Museum, Newport Art Museum and Federal Museum Ben Franklin Biblioteca, Mexico City. She’s been part of group exhibitions in Jingdezhen, China, Paris, France, and Budapest, Hungary. Ms. Newsome is a member of the 2016 NetWorks Project. Her work at the Newport Art Museum will be featured on PBS.

Watch Video of Allison Newsome at Work:

ALLISON NEWSOME from NetWorks Rhode Island

 

 

Cost $200 – includes all materials and a light lunch

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The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts
Tel: 805-646-3381 or email us at BeatriceWoodCenter@gmail.com.

 
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