Clay Stories with Maria Moldovan, January 12th & 26th, 2020 from 10am - 4pm


This is a 2 day Master Class (Jan 12th and Jan 26th). Day one will be dedicated to sculpting your project and day two will be all about making your pieces come to life with colour.
Day 1:
We will explore the creative process for building a ceramic sculpture. It will also touch on a variety of handbuilding techniques.

The main character of your sculpture will be an imaginary or real animal figure combined with two other elements, creating a dialog and a story.

Please plant the seed of an idea in your mind before you come to this master class. Think of imaginary narratives, ideas, dream-like thoughts, dream-like & weird associations

The finishing process will include some inlaid line techniques on the leather hard pieces. 

Day 2:

Maria will demonstrate how she transforms these white bisqued sculptures into magical story book creatures using underglazes and glazes and you will then use some of the techniques shown to highlight and transform your own pieces.

This master class is intended for intermediate and advanced potters with some experience in handbuilding. Your creations will be fired for you and ready to be picked up 1-2 weeks after the last day.

Maria Moldovan combines a remarkable talent for illustration with a fanciful approach to sculpting in clay. She was trained in ceramic art at the University of Arts and Design in Cluj Napoca in south western Romania. Maria Moldovan moved to Canada from Romania in 2013. She now works as a full time studio artist in Arnprior, Ontario.