Instructor: Laura Jean McLaughlin
All Levels | $500
This workshop will focus on building small cone 6 porcelain figurative surrealist sculptures. Through a variety of surrealist games, we will tap into our subconscious and create fantastical figures using a variety of hand-building techniques. A wide range of embellishment techniques will be explored, including sgraffito, mishima, and resist. Prepare to have lots of fun unleashing your inner creativity.
Laura Jean McLaughlin earned her MFA in ceramics from West Virginia University (WVU). Her work has been exhibited in more than 100 galleries and museums, including the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Mobile Museum of Art, the Montgomery Museum of Art, the Ohio Craft Museum, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Delf Norona Museum, the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, the Baltimore Institute of Art, and the State Museum of Pennsylvania. She is a recipient of the Maggie Milono Memorial Award from the Carnegie Museum of Art and of three prestigious residencies from Kohler Company in Wisconsin. Laura Jean’s ceramic work has been featured in various periodicals, including: Germany’s New Ceramics, Korean Ceramic Art Monthly, Ceramics Monthly, Clay Times, American Style, and American Craft Magazine. Her work is featured in the following books: Confrontational Ceramics, 500 Figures, 500 Teapots, 500 Bowls, 500 Cups, and Poetic Expressions of Mortality. She received an NEA grant to conduct a workshop at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, a Mid-Atlantic grant for a large mosaic installation in Baltimore, and a Mid-Atlantic Fellowship at WVU.