2018 Workshop

Taos, Clay Printmaking

Has been Canceled

and will be moved to Denver this summer

WHAT IS A CLAYPRINT?

There is nothing like this process. You start a clay print by building a slab of clay in a wooden frame then allow the clay to become leather hard. Colored slips are applied and textures are embedded and carved into the surface of the clay. Then a substrate of polyester is placed over the design and hand pressure is applied with a wooden pizza roller and metal spoon. A thin layer of colored clays adhere to the substrate. The print is permanently bonded to the surface which becomesa multi-colored, archival, monotype distinguished by its velvety surface and rich color.

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triptychclayprint

Image #3, Michael Cellan, "Triptych, Artifacts and History", Clay Monoprint, 42" X 69", spaced 3" apart

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WHERE DO WE STAY?

During the last full week of June, Jim and Nancy, owners of the Burch Street Casitas,host my unique, small, workshops. It is hidden away near the center of Taos and is the best place to stay in town. The casitas are open to anyone year round.

The living space consists of four casitas. Casitas A, B, C are perfect for two people (double occupancy) They have a queen-bed and a double size futon. They are the perfect size for you and a friend to come and stay while taking the workshop. Casita D, is suitable for one person or a couple who can share a queen bed or one can sleep on an air-mattress (I’ll provide). All the casitas have high speed wireless internet, full kitchens, and a washing machine/dryer so, pack lightly and bring your favorite foods, snacks and beverages (adult and other wise.)In the mornings you provide your breakfast and I provide salad and/or soup for lunch. We can also do potlucks anytime the group would like. Each evening we’ll go to a different restaurant for dinner. We’ll also have time to play tourist intown.

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OUR STUDIO SPACE IS OUTDOORS...

The uniqueness of the media and techniques that are taught are enhanced by the workshop space which is outdoors, beneath a large covered patio and three tentsin the backyard of Jim and Nancy's over 80 year adobe home. Actual studio contact time for the workshop is 8 am to 4 pm - Monday thru Friday. On Sunday,after our dinner, it's from 7 pm to 10 pm. You may work in the "studio" anytime, day or night.




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contact Michael at:medcellan@mac.com Michael Cellan 2017