Cottonwood Clay Sculpture

Evelyn Shea

The Cottonwood Clay Sculpture Class has enjoyed presenting several artists, their artwork and careers. These presentations have been interesting, educational and entertaining. As we have received many requests for more guest speakers, a member of our class, Deborah Silvas, who has just returned from a photographer’s journey through South Africa and Amsterdam, has agreed to be our guest speaker for October. The topic of Deborah’s presentation is as follows:

House on Fire/Swaziland – S. Africa – Under the administration and concept of Jiggs Thorne, who was a student at Waterford, this cultural fusion includes an Afro-Shakespearean Amphitheatre, Gallery and Living Art Concept to bring people together through art, music, sculpture, drama and dance. Images will include outdoor grounds and sculptures made of ceramic tiles and wood carvings. Also, Rijksmuseum – Netherland/Amsterdam, taken during the summer of 2014; the images will include architectural designs of the 19th century building, the outdoor sculpture and gardens as well as Dutch artists’ Golden Age paintings within the museum.

We will announce the exact date of Deborah Silvas’ exciting presentation in next month’s announcement.

The Cottonwood Clay Sculpture Class is a year-round class and meets each Wednesday morning in the Cottonwood Ceramic Room (Rm. 8). You are welcome to visit our class and meet the students and artists who are enjoying learning and advancing their creative talents.

For more information and a supply list, you may call Evelyn Shea at  480-926-1240.