Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 10 AM- 4 PM
if you are going to be taking both of Mitch Lyon's classes you are eligible for a discounted price (you will need to register for the other class separately). This will give you a $10 discount on each class.
He will do an all day demonstration of his hand building process using colored clay bodies, including his unique "broomstick" method. The clay is colored with different pigments and oxides.
to view a video clip previewing one of his techniques.
Mitch attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia receiving his BFA in Graphics. Between his Junior/Senior years he was employed as a night watchman at the school. During that summer, in the middle of the night, he taught himself to throw on the potters wheel, and became completely immersed in clay. After a couple of years teaching high school he applied and was accepted as a graduate student in Ceramics at Tyler School of Art. It was there that he first got the idea of combining his two interests, printmaking with clay.
After 12 years of experimenting with various papers, pigments and different clay bodies [1968-1980] he finally felt his efforts were paying off. So in September of 1980 he rolled out his large slab of clay and has been printing from that slab since.
His Clay Monoprints can be found in many museums, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Delaware Art Museum, and the Noyse Museum as well as many private and public collections.
He shares with you his years of expertise and knowledge in his new book, The Art of Printing with Clay