Family Clay Play with Ginny Zipperer

December 4, 2015 all-day
Baca Street Pottery
790 Baca Street
Santa Fe, NM 87505
$190 + tax for up to 3 participants, $40 for each additional person
Ginny Zipperer
Family Clay Play with Ginny Zipperer @ Baca Street Pottery | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States

Workshops available upon request. 24-hour notice required.

Take a break from the usual sightseeing and shopping and bring your family to my studio for a clay play date. Work in a spacious well equipped pottery studio. Adults and children alike will lose themselves in the magic of working with clay. As an experienced instructor, I can teach basic techniques to students of all ages. Your family can work together to build a mural or sculpture or each of you can create their own Santa Fe souvenir.

Fee includes materials. firing and shipping of finished work.

From the Artist:

Throughout my life nature has been a comfort and inspiration to me. My work in clay strongly reflects the joy and rejuvenation I find among the plants and animals, landscapes and sunsets I encounter. Periodically a particular plant or animal will present itself especially strongly and begin to show up in my work. Most recently the strong personalities and trickster nature of crows and ravens have attracted me. The bas relief sculptures I began in 2010 were initially inspired by a Joy Harjo song that describes 3 crows talking by the side of the road. I was so taken with the image that I had to execute it in clay. I found I really enjoyed the bas relief process and have made it the focus of my current work. The raven, messenger between the spirit and material worlds, dominates these pieces, but other creatures present themselves as well. Frogs, who represent the spirits of the ancestors, strong and steady burros, wild horses, have all inspired me. When developing an image, I include some element of the animal’s habitat – a tree, rocks, landscape. In doing this I think I bring myself and the viewer back to nature. We are drawn into the piece by our natural attraction to another being and through them, we are connected to the greater world in which they, and we, live.

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