Join Susan Doran at the Wellsville Creative Arts Center on May 6 between 10:00-2:00 to make a special gift for Mother’s Day – handprint paper! Grandparents are sure to love these paper handprints as well. By recycling used paper and turning it into pulp, Susan will walk people through the steps of revitalizing this material to make a personalized gift. With a colored border, a contrasting relief of the handprints will be emphasized on the paper made during this one-day event. There will be a variety of pulp colors available to choose from as well to further personalize the handmade paper. Just like handprints, each piece will be unique! The finished product is perfect for framing and hanging as decoration in the home.
Matt Kelleher fires his pottery in atmospheric kilns and considers how the ceramic surface will change during the firing as he constructs. This train of thought motivates the inspiration for different curves and alterations. During this workshop, he will demonstrate a variety of wheel throwing techniques and share his thought process in alluding to these changes in surface. Whether this be making two forms with the intention of firing them side by side or leaving a protruded belly to catch the flame’s attention, Kelleher’s vessels are designed to encourage a wide breath in surface variety.