Workshop at Red Dirt Studio
“Porcelain is a material usually thought of as delicate, fragile and transparent. Considered the primary clay from which all other clays are derived, it comes from the earth as pure white, strong and durable. It attracted me because of these qualities rather than its transparency. Working on a large scale has presented problems that have been a challenge to solve. I have chosen to work with this clay because it has allowed me to explore issues in the landscape without necessarily making literal interpretations. it can be minimal and sometimes surreal in its starkness.
My work has been influenced by information gathered at various “sites”, places in the natural environment that I have responded to visually. The earth itself, particularly cliffs, ledges, crevices and canyons: the effects of wind, earthquakes, glaciers and other natural phenomenon such as geological “shifts” and “faults” interest me. In addition the many ways man has marked and scarred the land (through plowing, roads, fences etc.) provides an interesting perspective and point of view, real, illusory and aerial.”
Paula Winokur, of Horsham, Pennsylvania, is known for her large scale ceramic constructions. She has been the recipient of many grants and awards, and the subject of numerous critical and informative articles on contemporary ceramics. Her work is included in important private, corporate and museum collections including the Mint Museum, the American Craft Museum and the Renwick Gallery. She exhibits nationally and internationally. In this workshop, Paula will give a slide lecture on her work and process, followed by a hands-on demonstration of techniques she employs in the her large scale porcelain constructions.
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2006
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Place: Red Dirt Studio, Mt. Rainier, Maryland
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
JRA (301) 907-3888
Red Dirt Studio
is the studio of sculptor Margaret Boozer, and the home of Red Dirt Seminar,
a collective work/critque environment for sculptors and ceramic artists in the Washington Metro area.