Handbuilding in Clay with Scott Bennett

Scott Bennett and some of the people taking the workshop at West Liberty University: from left, me, Lambros, Melissa, Ryan, Betsy, Herb, Meghan, Paul, Cheryl, Scott, and Roger.

Currently at the Nutting Gallery at West Liberty State College we are showing Argillaceous: The Clay Invitational, February 17 through March 18, 2010. The exhibition is made up of fifteen clay artists from six states exhibiting over sixty original works in clay. The participating artists are Michael Angelotti, Scott Bennett, Betsy Cox, Dana Goodman, Kyle Hallam, Rick Morgan, Eric Pardue, Susan Phillips, Larry Schieman, Matthew Schieman, Regina Swim, Lambros Tsuhlares, Steve Vasiliou, Chris Vivas, and Herb Weaver. This group of clay artists represent the states of West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana, Alabama, and Florida.

One of the exhibiting artists, Scott Bennett, presented a two day handbuilding workshop on March 4 and 5. A West Liberty alum, Scott lives and creates his art in Birmingham, Alabama. Check him out at Red Dot Gallery. Here are photos from the 2-day workshop, where we learned AND had fun!

Our fearless leader of this workshop, Scott Bennett.

Scott showing us his approach to handbuilding.

Rick Morgan: clay artist, West Lib alum, and Stifel Fine Arts Center's main man!

Betsy having too much fun!

Herb trying to intimidate the rest of us.

Wow! If Herb's toolbox could talk!

Paul and Lambros trying to find their work in the latest issue of Art Forum.

Cheryl working hard!

Ryan, whose only wish was to get into this blog, is flanked by Melissa and Cody.

I am in awe regarding the work of Lambros, AKA The Clay Ninja.

Roger proudly shows off what he has learned, and reminds us not to feed the squirrels.

Some of the work at the end of the day.

A few more works in the process of drying.

Herb says "Keep it simple."


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