Capturing The Human Element In Clay

June 28, 2020 – July 11, 2020

Curt LaCross

In this workshop students will learn about the unconventional methods they can use to fabricate life like subjects in clay. Techniques covered include how to build realistic subjects through various surface techniques. During the first week, participants will explore the possibilities of working on an armature. Discussions include anatomy, the construction process and conceptual development. The second week will be spent refining your sculptures and delving into the post firing processes to achieve strikingly cosmetic exteriors. Students will be introduced to new approaches on how to address surface and discuss working with resins and various acrylics. Open to all skill levels.


Curt LaCross is an artist interested in figurative sculpture. He earned a BFA from Central Michigan University and an MFA in Ceramics from Michigan State University. LaCross’ work began with the thrown structure and evolved into the hand-built human figure. While his work focuses on the external form, it speaks of the internal human psyche. His interest in this subject grew after researching Carl Jung and the archetypal image. He was particularly interested in the shadow archetype and its presence in human nature.

Curt LaCross

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2020. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund of deposit.


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