Fantastic Beasts in Clay
Create your own fantastic beast in this ceramics camp! Choose an animal and learn how to sculpt solid on steel pipe armatures to make a study of the head. You will get to experience additive sculpting and learn how to hollow the form so you can fire your work and have it last a lifetime. Come and make animals that are beautiful…or beastly!
Note: this camp does not run Friday due to the national holiday.
Jackie Padich received a B.F.A. in Ceramics and a B.S. in Visual Arts Education from SUNY New Paltz before moving to Vermont in 2018. Jackie’s undergraduate studies were heavily focused on coil-built ceramic sculpture, culminating in a body of work deeply inspired by flora and fauna imagery in connection with the human experience. Jackie was afforded the opportunity to intern with Beth Cavener in Helena, Montana for a month in 2018. There she learned methods of building solid on metal armatures and hollowing pieces to create increasingly complex and dynamic work. Jackie is also invested in a utilitarian pottery practice at Shackleton Thomas, where she apprentices with Miranda Thomas in Bridgewater, VT. In that practice she is cultivating her skills in wheel throwing, sgraffito decoration, and brushwork.