Ceramics with Deborah McCunn
Ceramics: Myths and Masks
Instructor: Deborah McCunn
Week2: August 7-13, 2022
Join Deb McCunn and create your own expressive masks. We’ll look at myths and symbolism in mask making and then you’ll create masks telling your own stories. You might choose a Greenman, sun goddess, your favorite animal, or a self-portrait as your starting point. This is a great opportunity to learn human and animal facial features or create your own mythical characters. Your masks will evolve through your own unique voice. We’ll use paper clay along with metal wire, nails, horsehair, cloth, and other mixed media to bring your ideas to life. Each student will have time to make three masks that can be wall mounted for display. All levels are invited to join the fun and learn about masks.
Class Material Fee $10
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Deborah began sculpting in clay as a teenager, drawn to the versatility of the medium as a means for expression. Since 2009, she has owned Baker Creek Ceramics in Bellingham, WA where she teaches and creates her sculptures. She also teaches sculpting and wheel throwing at Whatcom Community College.
Artist Statement: "Curiosity gives us vitality, allowing us to stretch and grow. Sculpting in clay is my vehicle for challenging assumptions. The richness and versatility of the medium allow me to carve subtle details throughout my work, layering meaning, stories and thought-provoking questions."
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