In accordance with city guidelines, The Clay Studio is resuming fall term classes on January 16, and our winter term begins February 8. Check for general updates here. Meanwhile, explore our virtual classes, talks, and events, and help support our teachers and artists.

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!)

Trisha Kyner

Pantomime, distortion and humor are among my favorite tools. I want my figures to confront their status as sculpted objects. Some respond to objectification with stoicism, while others rebel fiercely against any easy capture or naming. I have always insisted on a good dose of expressive energy, something to double back and challenge the viewer. As for my subjects, I have always had a weakness for both martyrs and heroines. As I grow older, I find that I am also interested in depicting states of bewilderment and confusion. My figures have fought battles for me, but now they also let me accept that some struggles are long and less than clear cut. I work primarily in porcelain and red earthenware. These are fine-grained clay bodies, which are supple, gestural. Wet, they move like flesh. Dry, they can be carved and polished like stone. When fired, they are hard and unwieldy. My materials reinforce my interest in movement vs. capture, agency vs. control. I am influenced by feminist theory and art history, but ultimately I am led by tactility, gesture and movement.



Leonora Carrington

$250.00


   

Leonora Carrington

$250.00


  

Leonora Carrington

$250.00


 

Leonora Carrington

$250.00