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A Day with Kristen Morgin
2017 Voulkos Visiting Artist Fellow
May 6, 2017

Tuition FREE (demo-only)
Maximum enrollment 30
Open to artists of all skill levels

Kristen Morgin will demonstrate her unique approach to unfired ceramic sculpture in this one-day demo-only workshop. Known for her trompe-l’oeil sculptural still lifes, Morgin will demonstrate how she is able to create such delicate and detailed objects with clay. Participants will learn about best practices for working with an armature, the “how” and “why” of mixing glue into clay, foundational techniques to realistic sculpture, and painting and drawing on unfired clay. Workshop will include an artist talk by Morgin.

Kathy Butterly
Madonna With Tricycle, 2014
unfired clay, paint, ink, wood, wire
20" x 16" x 28"

Kathy Butterly
Heart and Soul or The Garden of Delights (detail), 2015
unfired clay, paint, ink, marker, crayon, graphite, wood, chair, metal can
31" x 86" x 100"

Kathy ButterlyKristen Morgin was born in Brunswick, Georgia. Morgin earned her MFA degree with an emphasis in ceramics from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1997 and a BA from California State University, Hayward. Morgin currently resides in Gardena, California, and has held job positions as a gallery docent, a children’s playhouse set painter, a secretary in an auto glass shop and as an associate professor of art. She currently earns her living as an artist.
2017 Voulkos Visiting Artist Fellowship

The Bray is pleased to award Kristen Morgin with the 2017 Voulkos Visiting Artist Fellowship. Morgin will spend a few weeks in May at the Bray working in the Voulkos Visiting Artist Studio.

The Voulkos Visiting Artist Fellowship was created in memory of the renowned ceramic artist Peter Voulkos. His family and friends established the fellowship at the Archie Bray Foundation to invite a distinguished artist to work at the Bray each year. Peter Voulkos taught by example, working alongside other artists in the studio, fostering artistic exchange and dialogue, and nurturing mutual respect. In the same spirit, the Voulkos Fellow is invited to work in an environment that encourages interaction among the artists and the Bray community.