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fl paperclay workshop in january

updated fri 6 jan 06


Kathy Stecker on thu 5 jan 06

Hi-wanted to let you know about these January workshops from the 3-D =20
department, Crealde is about 15 minutes outside of Orlando,FL-thanks-Kathy =20=
Crealde School of Art
600 St. Andrews Boulevard
Winter Park, Florida 32792
407 671-1886
_www.crealde.org_ (
Paperclay Workshop
with Barbara Sorensen
January 21 - 22, =0310:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily
Open to All levels
Members $250 Non-members $270
Registration Deadline: January 18
In the search for new techniques, paperclay is possibly an 'insiders' tip.=20
Just what is paperclay? Paperclay is a mixture of clay and paper pulp.This=20
mixture has many improved qualities over normal clay: it is lighter, as the=
paper burns away; it is very strong, both in the green state and after firi=
due to the fiberous structure of the changed clay particles; it does not cr=
very easily -even when adding fresh clay to green ware, or even to bisque =20
ware. Paperclay has many uses from dollmaking to sculptural ceramic works. =20
Paperclay is especially useful for sculptural work, as it has great strength=
and =20
very large pieces can be made that remain relatively light.=20
Barbara Sorensen is a ceramic sculptor & printmaker whose interest in =20
geological formations is reflected in her small, vessel referenced works in=20=
for which she was originally known. With this same theme, she is now creati=
environmental installations with pieces varying in scale from intimate form=
to larger than life size goddesses and works on paper reflecting her highly=
textured surfaces in clay.
A nationally recognized artist, she has studied art around the world and =20
mentored with some of the country=E2=80=99s leading ceramic artists. In 2003=
she had one =20
person sculpture exhibitions at the Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Harry P. Leu =20
Gardens and Stetsen University. She also had three-one person exhibitions in=
2002 at the Florida Craftsmen Gallery, at the Avalon Gallery, and at the Mus=
of Arts & Science in Melbourne, Florida. In the past few years, she has als=
had exhibitions at the Orlando City Hall, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, at=20
Rollins College, the Florida State Capitol Complex in Tallahassee, the Duva=
Gallery and Castle Creek Gallery in Aspen, Colorado, the Harris House of th=
Atlantic Center for the Arts and the Albertson-Petersen Gallery in Winter=20
Park. Her work is included in the collection of the Orlando Museum of Art i=
Orlando, the Everson Museum in Syracuse, New York, the Newark Museum in New=
New Jersey, the SunTrust Bank in Orlando, Florida, Orlando City Hall,=20
Orlando Court House, Stetson University, Maitland Art Center, the Cornell F=
ine Arts=20
Museum and the Florida State Capitol. Among her public commissions is the=20
University of Central Florida=E2=80=99s Multilingual Multi cultural Center=20=
and The=20
Orlando Public Arts Collection at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center.=20
Coppersmithing with Messersmith January 13-15=20
Friday, January 13, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 10:00 a.m. - =20
4:30 p.m. Members $200 Non Members $220 Two scholarships available for=20
college students.=20
Lustrous, malleable, and long-lasting, copper remains a magic metal of=20
choice for sculptors desiring to express detail and form with the hands and=
tools. During this two-day workshop, students of all levels will gain the=20
skills needed to form copper into sculpture.=20
All tools and materials will be provided, and the students will learn=20
techniques such as cutting, annealing, hammering, shaping, coloring with pa=
chemicals, and attachment methods such as riveting and soldering. Students=
will receive a source list of tools and supplies needed to work at home. Sp=
is limited to 12 students. Please call the Crealde Administrative office a=
407-671-1886 by Wednesday, January 26 to reserve your space.=20
Harry Messersmith has been involved with Crealde School of Art since 1981=20
when he studied bronze-casting with Crealde guest instructor Frank Colson.=
Since that time, Mr. Messersmith has taught sculpture at Crealde's ArtCamp,=
University of Central Florida, Stetson University and Daytona Beach Commun=
College. Harry was also the Executive Director of the DeLand Museum of Art=20=
1988 - 1995.=20
Today, Messersmith has completed four large-scale hand-wrought copper=20
sculpture public art commis­sions in Central Florida and maintains a f=
service bronze foundry and sculpture atelier. He gives the following =20
characterization of his artistic vision. "I have been developing a series o=
figurative, architec­tural works since 1982. My -work addresses the evo=
lution of=20
technology and its positive and negative effects upon the human condition."=