Working with Clay and Soapstone in Methods & Materials Class

First-year students in Methods & Materials class recently experimented with self-hardening clay and soapstone. Clay is a therapeutic and organic medium, rich in cultural history and mythology. It can be reworked, repaired, destroyed, and rebuilt. Its three-dimensionality offers the artist a unique opportunity to see things from more than one perspective.

Unlike clay, stone carving is a subtractive process. Despite its solid appearace, stone is vulnerable and can split apart. Carving is about changing the shape of the stone through an understanding of the relationship between space and attunement.

Featured artwork by MPS Art Therapy student, Amalia Sanchez. Thank you to Amalia for sharing your work!

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