Paper clay

I took a workshop at Yonder studio on Saturday (studio of ceramic artist Linda Fahey). It was beyond amazing. I learned so much! Malia Landis taught the class. She is an incredibly talented artist and such a wonderful teacher. I enjoyed so much of what she shared, especially the tidbits, like "wait, I am the boss, I can do this however I want" giving me the chance to see how connected I am to this process and others in it. 

There were about 9 of us there that day. I didn't know what to expect, but left feeling so incredibly inspired and full of new ideas and possibilities. 

We started with a simple disc flattened with our hands. Next, we attached a coil on the back so it will float on the wall once mounted. 

We started with a simple disc flattened with our hands. Next, we attached a coil on the back so it will float on the wall once mounted. 

Magnolia flower with poppies and other gems. 

Magnolia flower with poppies and other gems. 

We then went through several tutorials on different types of flowers and techniques for leaves, petals, etc. 

Certain techniques were trickier than others, but I can feel how addictive this could become. 

Certain techniques were trickier than others, but I can feel how addictive this could become. 

Guess which one is mine? 

Guess which one is mine? 

I would love to spend more time there and just get lost in this work. I plan to experiment with this clay in the studio as soon as possible. I have a few visions I would love to figure out.