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Master Class with Michelle Erickson


Join artist Michelle Erickson for a master class on July 18 held in conjunction with her solo exhibition Conversations In Clay on view at Virginia MOCA May 21- Aug 15.

Erickson is internationally recognized for both her contemporary art and historical scholarship in the rediscovery of colonial era ceramic techniques. Michelle will share her mastery in the lost arts of slipware, agate ware, life casting and modeling. Her intimate demonstration will give a close up look into innovative techniques old and new including a wheel thrown18th century English Puzzle jug, and the surprising transformation of urban artifacts and industrial designs into 21st century clay that speaks. 

Michelle Erickson lives and works in Hampton, Virginia. She received her B.F.A from The College of William and Mary. Many prestigious museums have collected her work including the Chipstone Foundation, WI, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Museum of Art & Design, NY, Seattle Art Museum, WA and the Carnegie Museum of Art, PA. Her artwork and scholarly research has been featured in numerous national and international publications including Ceramics in America. Erickson frequently lectures and demonstrates her work for scholarly groups and institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the British Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She has consulted on and designed ceramics for several major motion pictures such as The Patriot, The Time MachineThe New World and the recent HBO series John Adams. She completed an Artist-in-Residence at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum in 2012. 

Date Saturday, July 18  

Time: 10am-4pm

Cost: $130 for MOCA Members, $145 Non-members

Click here to register for the Master Class. 

Click here to learn more about the artist and her Virginia MOCA exhibition

Learn more about the artist and her work by visiting her website.