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Wed, Jun 26


CAA's Miramar Beach Creative Campus

Sculpting Stories with Clay at MBCC

Sculpting Stories with Clay at MBCC
Sculpting Stories with Clay at MBCC

Time & Location

Jun 26, 2024, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

CAA's Miramar Beach Creative Campus, 13370 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Miramar Beach, FL 32550, USA


About the Event

From the beginning of history, humans have found meaning through stories. This class will focus on the art of sculpting our stories in clay, much like the ancient tradition of story-teller figurines. Participants will learn to build forms such as busts, standing figures and animals, and learn to create detailed texture and complex glaze surfaces. This workshop is for adults of all levels - beginner through expert. 

Cost: $300 

Class Dates: June 26 - 28; 9AM - 1PM

Class Size: 5 minimum**, 20 maximum

Materials Needed from Students:

*SKETCHBOOK- Participants are encouraged to collect ideas in a sketchbook— memories, photos of people and animals, stories and symbols, cultural images, etc. and/or bring

pens, pencils for writing and sketching

*Exacto knife, preferably dulled (use sandpaper to dull edge)

*Texture tools: lace, shells, woven fabric- anything that has an interesting texture can be used to push into clay to create texture

*Clay tools: bring them if you have them (knives, wire tool, detailing tools, needle, etc.) Don't worry if you don't have them- instructor will bring lots of tools to share.

*Apron - optional

**Please note if the class minimum is not met 48 hours in advance, the class will be canceled and registered students refunded.

Instructor Bio:

Janis Mars Wunderlich grew up in a large family in Northeastern Ohio, USA. Her detailed ceramic sculptures capture the vulnerabilities, dualities and complexities of being human, inspired by ancient ceramic story-telling figurines and her Cherokee Folk Artist step-grandfather, Edwin George. Wunderlich blends animal, plant, and other natural elements in her narrative figures to celebrate nurturing, reciprocity, resilience, and the spiritual connectedness of all things.

Wunderlich’s ceramic sculptures and paintings are in distinguished private and museum collections throughout the world, including Taiwan’s Yingge Ceramics Museum and The American Museum of Ceramic Art in CA. She is the recipient of many awards, including Artist Fellowships from Illinois and Ohio Arts Councils and the Virginia A Groot Foundation, and is showcased in the documentary film WHO DOES SHE THINK SHE IS? Along with her passion to make art, Wunderlich is a mother, grandma, marathon runner, lap-swimmer, bow-hunter, and an associate professor of art and art history at Monmouth College.


  • Sculpting Stories with Clay

    Admission for one.

    +$7.50 service fee



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