About the Workshop

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.

About Sally B. Moore

Sally B. Moore holds a BFA in painting and an MFA in sculpture from MassArt, and a BA from Vassar College. Recent shows include reroute / reroot in 2015, which was her fourth solo exhibition at the Barbara Krakow Gallery, and a solo show at the Martin-Cushing Gallery, Stonehill College, in 2012. Her work was included in the 2005 DeCordova Annual, and she was a finalist in 2003, 2005, and 2007 for the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Artist Fellowship Award. She received an Artist’s Resource Trust grant from the Berkshire Taconic Foundation in 2004. Her work has been reviewed in Art Forum, Sculpture, and Art New England magazines, and in 2012 she was featured on Channel 5’s Chronicle speaking about her commission for the Ames Hotel in Boston. Her work is included in the collections of the DeCordova Museum, Fidelity Investments, Simmons College, and Wellington Management. She is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Fitchburg State University. Sally B. Moore


July 22-28, 2018

noncredit $1,075

undergraduate credit $1,255

graduate credit $1,315


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