THE LAST DAY FOR GUARANTEED SHIPPING BEFORE DEC. 25th is DEC. 13th. In accordance with city guidelines, The Clay Studio has resumed quarterly classes. DATE NIGHTS are currently on hold due to the pandemic. You are welcome to purchase Gift Certificates for future workshops (Date Nights will be back!)

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: The Embellishment Within: Sculpting Guardian Figures

Through the depiction of guardian figures, tomb sculptures and shrines, I depict my community current and forthcoming. Join me in the creation of a new figure. It might be human, it might be animal, it might be magic. Working from drawings, I’ll use basic slab and modeling techniques to make and assemble a two foot sculpture. The head will be made and altered from a press mold and the body decorated with sprigs. I will also briefly discuss finishing techniques. BIPOC and need-based scholarships available; please email for details.


Born and raised in the border city of El Paso, TX, George Rodriguez creates humorous decorative ceramic sculpture addressing his identity and community. Brought up by his mother and four older sisters, George quietly observed the love and hard work needed to maintain his family and community. His art began to manifest as search for his individualized voice and propelled him to infuse journal like representational sculpture with humor and sweetness. George received a BFA in ceramics from the University of Texas El Paso then went on to receive an MFA from the University of Washington.  His world curiosity grew as a recipient of a Bonderman Travel Fellowship where he traveled the world through most of 2010. His work can be found in the permanent collection of the National Mexican Museum of Art in Chicago and the Hallie Ford Museum in Salem, OR.  George is represented by Foster/White Gallery in Seattle, WA and is the Artist in Residence at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture in Philadelphia.

This class has ended

Jan 16-Jan 16 | 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Saturday Afternoon
Instructor: George Rodriguez
$ 25.00 Members: | $ 30.00 Non-Members
Skill Level: All Levels
Technique: Workshops for Artists
Age: Adult