Lisa Clague & Debra Fritts
DREAMING IN CLAY: The Human Figure, Fantasy and the Subconscious
Barro.Co Clay Studio, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
September 3rd – 11th, 2016
The Reliquary Figure: a personal journey
San Miguel De Allende is rich with inspiration, cobblestone streets, religious imagery, architecture, and endless surfaces that show the passing of time. During this workshop we will allow our surroundings as well as our own visions to inspire us as we create the human figure. We will visit the Mask Museum in town and the Sanctuary of Atotonilco in the countryside, which will help fill us with a vast display of history, imagery and imagination. Debra and Lisa will demonstrate daily, their individual building techniques. Incorporation of metal, found objects and slip dipped fabrics will be introduced. Both instructors will discuss color and surface texture using the numerous engobes available at Barro.Co Clay Studio. Discussion will surround the human form as a spiritual vehicle to embellish with ones own vision, narrative or surreal. In addition, we will begin the day with a simple meditative exercise in clay to generate our energy, and the objects will be used as test tiles for finishes. We will combine our intuition, personal experience and the influence of the city to discover new possibilities in our work.
Lisa Clague: Lisa Clague Sculpture
Debra Fritts: http://debrafritts.net
San Miguel de Allende, a colonial treasure in the mountains of central Mexico, stands still in time with its pastel-colored houses, centuries-old churches, and cobblestone streets. A UNESCO World Heritage Site that was recently rated by Condé Nast as the best city in the world to live, San Miguel offers a favorable year-round climate, an active arts community and a laid-back environment that stimulates creativity.
You can read more about San Miguel at: http://www.visitmexico.com/en/san-miguel-de-allende
PRICE: $1695 U.S.*
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: If you register before February 1st 2015, you will receive a 10% discount.
TO REGISTER: A 30% deposit is required for registration.
*Price includes: 6 full days in the studio (see itinerary below) with all necessary materials, as well as daily coffee, tea and snacks, all lunches, welcome dinner, farewell dinner, all listed tours and activities.
**Not included: Flight, accommodation, optional cooking class, alcoholic beverages, optional firing and shipping of sculptures.