2010 PAPERCLAY TODAY CONFERENCE and SYMPOSIUM
The Paperclay TODAY Conference featured two of the pioneers in paperclay development and artistry, Rosette Gault (USA) and Graham Hay (NZ/AUS) from January 31 - February 4, 2010. The forty-plus participants, in this hands-on conference, came for two days of nonstop paperclay with each of these exciting artists as they learned the amazing qualities of paperclay in small and large, light-weight, hand-constructed ceramic pieces that can be sculpted and repaired in the leather-hard and hard state.
The second event, Paperclay TODAY Artist Symposium, brought together for the first time in the United States, a collection of twenty, national (14 artists representing a dozen states) and international paperclay artists (six artists representing four countries) who shared their paperclay artistry and technical experiences in 90 minute workshops over two days, Saturday and Sunday, February 6 and 7, 2010.
The following artists accepted an invitation to participate in this first paperclay symposium in the United States.
Lorri Acott-Fowler (USA) http://www.lorriacott.com
Joyce Centofanti (USA) www.joycecentofanti.com
Antonella Cimatti (Italy) www.antonellacimatti.it
Michele Collier (USA) www.burningclay.com
Cynthia Dahlstrom (USA) www.cydahlstudios.com
Lynn Drake (USA) lynndrakeceramics.com
Melody Evans (USA) www.melody-evans.com
Anthony Foo (USA) www.anthonyfoo.com
Rosette Gault (USA) www.paperclayart.com
Graham Hay (New Zealand/Australia) www.grahamhay.com.au
Rebecca Hutchinson (USA) www.rebeccahutchinson.com
Roy Lizama (USA) www.tucsonopenstudios.com
Angela Mellor (England) www.angelamellor.com
Rejane Mercier (Canada) www.rejanemercier.com
Tina Neale (UK) tinaneale.co.uk
Marcy Neiditz (USA) marcyneiditz.com
Charles Sherman (USA) www.charlesshermanart.com
Erica Van Wyk (USA) www.evanwyk.com
Dave Zdrazil (USA) www.davezdrazil.com
Both events were initiated and organised by Linda Saville, Laguna Beach Ceramics.
The workshops were open to the public and over 140 participants from all over the California, Arizona, Nevada and the Hawaii ceramic communities came to learn and collaborate with the paperclay artists.
These twenty artists were also invited to bring with them examples of their work that were arranged by curator, Rolando Giovanini, of Milan, Italy in an exciting exhibit showcasing the unique characteristics of paperclay and outstanding artistry of the sculptors.
Summaries and reviews of the event:
Cimatti, A., California dreams, News sulla paperclay, Artegia La Ceramica in Italia e nel Mondo (ceramics in Italy and worldwide) 6. Agenda, P 15
Sculptor shares paper techniques, Sound Telegraph, Wednesday, June 9, P.13
Breeding, A., Inspired by paperclay Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot, California, USA, Friday 29 January, p. B1, B9.
Achar, S., (2010) The paperclay TODAY Conference and Symposium, Laguna Beach, 2010, Ceramics Technical 31, 39-42