Patti Warashina June 13-17

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Patti Warashina
Personalizing the Human Figure|
June 13 - 17

Some clay experience is necessary.

In this workshop, students will concentrate on the exploration of the human personality by altering facial features and expressions, and incorporating them into figurative projects. Participants may work with the full figure or portions of the figure in vessel or sculptural format. Patti will demonstrate traditional handbuilding techniques such as pinching, coiling and slab construction. The use of underglaze as a surface option will be presented. There will be critiques as well as feedback on individual projects. Participants are encouraged to arrive with a number of working ideas that can be explored during the week. Work will be bisque fired after the workshop.

Patti Warashina received her BFA and MFA degrees from the University of Washington, Seattle. She went on to teach at the University of Washington, and retired as Professor Emerita after 25 years. She has received numerous awards and honors, including three NEA grants, two 50-year retrospectives (AMOCA 2012 and Bellevue Art Museum 2013), Distinguished Educator Award (Renwick/Smithsonian), Lifetime Achievement Award/Woman of the Year 2001 (Artist Trust, Seattle), and two Honors Program Awards of commissioned sculptures (King County in1992, and Seattle Arts Commission in 1986). She has received travel grants to Japan, China and Korea and her sculptures can be found in collections in the US and internationally. 

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