Wire is an incredibly versatile material for sculpture; it can be used to create linear works, or wrapped and woven into patterns to create textural objects and vessels. A delicate skin of papier mache over a wire armature creates an elegant abstraction or natural form. Paper clay is much like natural clay, but it can be used over a wire armature and does not have to be fired. In this workshop participants will be exposed to artists from around the world who are using these materials in a variety of ways. We will begin with wrapping and joining wire to create a 3 dimensional structure that stands, and then explore the possibilities of covering some areas with translucent Thai paper. We will mix paper clay together in class as well as making use of the paper clay that can be purchased which is smoother than the hand mixed variety and can take detail to a higher degree. Students will be encouraged work both figuratively and abstractly to explore the possibilities of mixing line, mass, texture and translucence.
Sally B. Moore holds a BFA in painting and an MFA in sculpture from MassArt, and a BA in Theater Arts from Vassar College. Sculpture shows include 4 solo exhibitions at the Barbara Krakow Gallery in Boston from 2005 to 2015, solos shows at Stonehill College, Fitchburg State University, Simmons College, and Phillips Academy Andover. Group shows include the 2005 DeCordova Annual, a two person show at Fitchburg Art Museum in 2007. In 2009 she completed a large commission of eight sculptures for the Ames Hotel in Boston and was interviewed about them on Channel 5’s Chronicle. She was a finalist in 2003, 2005, and 2007 for the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Artist Fellowship Award and received an Artist’s Resource Trust grant from the Berkshire Taconic Foundation in 2004. Her work has been reviewed in Art Forum, Sculpture Magazine, and Art New England, The New York Times, and The Boston Globe and is included in the collections of the DeCordova Museum, Fidelity Investments, Simmons College, and Wellington Management. She is an Associate Professor of Art at Fitchburg State College.sallybmoore.com