Lindsay Pichaske July 4-8

Lindsay Pichaske
Evocative Animals
July 4 - 8

Some handbuilding experience helpful.

***This workshop takes place during a major tourism peak in Santa Fe and may make travel and accommodation arrangements difficult. Please see the travel and accommodations section of our website for more information.

In this workshop, students will explore the emotive, narrative and psychological potential of animal forms in clay
. Drawing inspiration from personal experience, archetypes, and observations in the natural and manufactured world, students will create animal sculptures that may range from realistic (working from photos) to imaginary. Demonstrations will cover slab construction and joining individual body parts, and anatomical figure sculpting techniques with particular emphasis on facial features. Students can expect to build a full or partial animal figure between 18 - 24 inches by the end of the week, depending on skill level, animal size, and interest. Discussions will address firing in sections, rejoining, and mixed media surfaces. Work will be bisque fired after the workshop.


Lindsay Pichaske received her BFA at the University of North Carolina and her MFA in Ceramics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her work has been exhibited extensively, including at SOFA Chicago, Scope Miami, Foster/White Gallery in Seattle, and Duane Reed Gallery in St. Louis. In 2011-2012 she was a long-term resident artist and Taunt Fellow at the Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts. In 2013, Lindsay received an “Emerging Artist” Award from the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. Her teaching experience includes Maryland Institute College of Art, Corcoran College of Art and Design, and Penland School of Crafts. She is currently Ceramics Coordinator at the College of Southern Maryland, La Plata, MD.

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