Why would anyone want to work with clay in this day and age?
It’s a question that probably can’t be answered in your mind. This question needs to be smelled and prodded, tasted and touched.
Some of us are drawn to clay because it is so changeable – it’s wet, it’s leathery, it’s hot, fragile, heavy, full… it can become any shape you want it to. Others are drawn in by the familiarity of ceramics (it’s everywhere).
Ceramic objects are active in our homes, in our kitchens. They hold food and drink, as well as meaning and metaphor. Many of us are moved by clay objects that hold the stories and gestures of ancient history and contemporary culture – from painted pots to tiled architecture, to figures that fit in the palm of your hand.
Some are drawn to the sense of community that builds from sharing studios and creative experiences. Others are simply excited about working with clay, experimenting with new forms and developing skills.
CONTACT: Linda Sormin, Head of Ceramics Sheridan College, Faculty of Animation, Art & Design
Email: linda.sormin [at] sheridancollege.ca
Tel: (905) 845-9430, ext. 2143
Sheridan College is located at 1430 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, Ontario, Canada. The Ceramics Studio is in AA Wing – Craft and Design, AA16.
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