Cristina Cordova Workshop
Figurative Intuition - 2007
Cristina Cordova will lead us into a deeper technical and intuitive understanding of achieving the human form in clay. The workshop will focus on developing a variety of skills for creating expressive figure sculpture. Participants will learn slab construction of head, torso, arms and legs, as well as detailing techniques for achieving clarity and interest in different figurative formats.
Cristina will guide the group in the incorporation of personally meaningful elements in their work as a means to convey profound intuition. Participants will also gain insight into the potential of gestures and positions to generate context and depth within the figure narrative.
Class size 16.
Free to the public
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cristina Cordova Bio
Cristina Cordova is a studio artist living in Penland,NC. Originally from Puerto Rico, she received her BA from the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez and went to earn her MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. In 2005 she concluded a three year residency at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. She was the recipient of an American Craft Council Emerging Artist Grant as well as a North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship Award. She has taught workshops in Puerto Rico and the US.
Cristina Cordova Artist Statement
Through the primary vehicle of the figure and the materiality of clay I am in constant search for a presence. The recombination of elements that resonate with a personal sense of gender , culture and time give place to compositions that become alternate means of immersion into reality. A reality where the boundaries between the sensorial and psychological become indistinct and where a profound language rooted in intuition and archived experience dictates paradigms.It is through these objects that I begin to understand the indeterminate and ever changing aspects of our humanity.