Crystal Morey: Figural Sculpture Demonstration Workshop
Friday, September 20, 6–8pm
Saturday, September 21, 9am–3pm
Sunday, September 22, 9am–12pm
Join artist Crystal Morey in Figural Sculpture: Additive / Subtractive Processes in Porcelain, a weekend of sculpting demonstrations and conversation, exploring the hand sculpted porcelain figurine coinciding with her solo exhibition “Venus on the Waves” at Ferrin Contemporary in nearby, North Adams. Crystal Morey will share her process of creating a figure in hollow form, while adding layers of additive and reductive detail. Crystal will discuss the development of her techniques, proportion, anatomy, and gesture, the importance of water content in porcelain, and creating the delicate details that add content and emotion to her work.
No experience is required. Limited to 20.
Crystal Morey lives and works in Oakland California, where she maintains a full-time studio practice. An emerging artist in both the new contemporary, pop-surrealist genre as well as the art-historical craft and decorative arts arena, Crystal’s work has been featured in numerous books and magazines, shown in galleries and museums, and collected around the world. Morey is known for her hand sculpted, highly detailed porcelain works of human-animal hybrids. She finds her inspiration in art history, Baroque porcelain traditions of Europe and ideas of contemporary environmental issues. Morey creates work with delicate beauty and empathic narratives of today’s rapidly changing ecosystems. Crystal Morey received her BFA in Ceramic Sculpture from the California College of the Arts and her MFA in Spatial Art from San Jose State University. She continues her studies through artists residencies and expansive interests in art history and museum research.
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Tuition and Payment
Tuition for the 3 day workshop is $350.
A $50 deposit is due with registration, and the full payment is due by September 1st. Please pay by check or money order, payable to Project Art, 54 Main Street in Cummington, MA, 01026. Open to participants age 18 and above, and students of all experience levels are welcome.
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Housing and Meals
Housing and meals are not provided. It is the responsibility of each student to arrange housing and meals independently. We keep a list of possible housing options updated at https://projectart01026.com/lodging/
Location and Dates
Project Art is located at 54 Main Street in Cummington, MA, 01026. The workshop begins Friday 6pm–9pm, continues Saturday from 9am–3pm, and concludes Sunday 9am-12pm.
Hartford, CT (airport code BDL) and Albany, NY (airport code ALB) are the two closest regional airports. Cummington is a rural community, and we recommend participants rent a car or drive to us. There is no public transportation in the Cummington area. With advance notice, pick up and drop off to the airport can be arranged for $100 per airport pick up (each way).
Deposits are refundable until September 1st, less a $25 administrative fee. After September 1st, we cannot offer a refund unless we are able enroll a replacement from the waiting list. If we are able to replace you with a participant from the waiting list, a full refund will be issued, less a $25 administrative fee. This workshop will run pending a minimum enrollment.