Paperclay at the Brewery Arts

Some fantastic and inspiring work-in-progress images from the most recent paperclay masterclass at the Brewery Arts in Cirencester. Some fantastic pieces that pushed what can be done with paperclay – paper thin sheets, joining bone-dry clay, cutting the clay with scissors and adding inclusions:

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Above: Working with paper-think sheets

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Above: marking and cutting elements for a jewellery piece.

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Above right: adding inclusions to a test slab (seeds, plant matter, beans etc) before coating in paperclay slip and partially sponging away.

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Above: impressing leaves. Applying cobalt oxide onto bone-dry & unfired paperclay.

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Above: think sheets. Figure assembled from dry elements.

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Above: cookie cutter dry parts ready to be assembled. Oxide easily applied to raw clay.

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Above: Combination of dipped twigs, extruded forms and slabs.

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Above: Dipped twigs and seed heads combined with dry slab forms.

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Above: paper-thin embossed sections making interesting pierced sculptural vessel forms.

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