South Pomfret, Vermont
802-457-3500
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Fantastic Beasts in Clay

Come work on steel armature to create your own beautiful or beastly animal.

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.