“Creative Animal Sculpture” with Tina Curry
Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm
Dates: April 22 – 26, 2024
This workshop has the potential to launch you into a new creative realm by implementing sculpting techniques with clay to create creatures and forms of all kinds. Join us as we host, artist-sculptor, Tina Curry, as she walks you through the process of creating animal sculptures utilizing basic anatomy and proportions. Wood base and dowel supports will be used with newspaper in the basic construction. Photographs will be provided as reference for creating the sculptures. Each step of the sculpting process will include inspiring demonstrations by Tina, along with and individual instruction. This clay building technique will work for a variety of animal forms. The greenware sculptures can be transported home to be fired in your own studio or at The Village Potters Clay Center for an additional firing fee, plus shipping if needed. Tina will provide drying and firing instructions, along with other various finishing techniques.
Basic handbuilding knowledge is recommended.
Students will purchase clay directly from the Village Potters Clay Center the week of the workshop.
Open studio hours will be from 3-5pm each day.
Several weeks before the workshop you will receive the details of what to expect, what to bring, materials list, and directions to the studio.
Please contact The Village Potters Clay Center if you have any questions about this workshop.
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- Cancellation up to 45 days prior to the start of class/workshop, students receive a full refund (minus a $75 administrative fee).
- Cancellation within less than 45 days of the start of class/workshop, students receive no refund.
About Tina Curry:
Tina began working with clay over 27 years ago. She holds a BA from the University of Florida and worked for 35 years in Graphic Design. Now retired, she is a full-time ceramic and bronze sculptor living in Knoxville, Tennessee. All of her sculptures are hand-built, so each has its own distinctive personality and characteristics. The specialty pieces are one of a kind and born of pure imagination. Alternative firing techniques using natural elements of horse hair, sawdust, banana peels, coffee, manure, and salt create an organic fusion. The fire, smoke, and fumes dance to create more natural surface effects and colorations. Bronze sculpture was added to her body of work in 2019 – another artistic medium that she has always wanted to pursue.
She was the featured artist for the Southern Highlands Craft Guild marketing campaign in 2016 and was honored with a solo exhibition for the Tennessee Arts Commission in Nashville, Tennessee in 2018. Her animal sculptures have been commissioned by the Knoxville Zoo, Tennessee and the Calgary Zoo in Alberta, Canada. Tina was also recently featured in the 2022 September Issue of Ceramics Monthly Magazine. Her clay work is in collections of both national and international art enthusiasts.