Monday, March 08, 2010

Beth Cavener Stichter

I just got back from her Ceramics workshop, my head is still spinning with  images, information and processes.
 Beth and "Bolt" at the gallery of Huntington Museum of  Art

Beth Cavender Stichter is a wonderful presenter full of knowledge and information that she graciously share for the asking.

 In the beginning

She start with a maquette made from plasticine on armature to have a working idea of where she is going and how to get there including placement and length  of armature and supports
Clay on Armature

She builds a replica of the armature to the size she wants the work. She builds solid and then cut up hollow out and compress from the inside to end with large sculpture that are not too heavy and very expressive.

Beth, sculpture and little Maquette 

You really have to go to a workshop to get the full flavor. This is just a little spoonful like they do at Baskin Robbins .

Eyes on you

Although this was not hands on but it felt like one because she was so sharing on individual level. Here are all the eyes she had us make to have a feel for the process and the use of shadow instead of color to paint.

Hanging from the ceiling.

Finishing touches 

All Done
Now she will cut it up bit by bit hollow, compress and refit but for purposes of the worksop it all went in the recycle to my chagrin.
you can go to my Picasa page for more pictures:

Also to her website  fro pictures of actual work ;