Melbourne, Florida-Indian River Potters' Guild announces Suzanne Peiffer will be a guest instructor offering a course in Sculpture in Clay at Indian River Potters' Guild in the Eau Gallie Arts District. Students will explore personal and cultural history as they make figurative clay sculpture. The instructor will cover basic construction techniques using modified slabs, coils, and simple armatures. Special attention will go to head and facial modeling techniques, and how surface and form combine to create visual meaning. The class will work with a mid-range stoneware. Students may bring reference material such as photos, or images from magazines and books.
This course begins Wednesday, March 28, 2012, and runs Wednesdays from 9 am - noon for five weeks. The fee is $125 and clay is $16 per 25-pound bag.
All experience levels are welcome and all forms of expression will be encouraged, including figurative, functional or abstract.
About Indian River Potters Guild: Indian River Potters' Guild is located in the beautiful and historic Eau Gallie Arts District at 1542 Guava Street in Melbourne, FL. It is a fully equipped, dynamic, professional clay studio with five wheels, two indoor electric kilns, two outdoor gas kilns, hand building tables, a slab roller, an extruder, and many other tools. They offer classes to those interested in learning new skills and memberships to those searching for a place to advance their skills at their own pace.
For further information, please contact Valerie Karas, Director, Indian River Potters' Guild at (321) 543-3645 and visit their website at www.IndianRiverPotters.com. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook/IRPotteryGuild.