From Saturday, May 19, 2012 to Sunday, May 20, 2012, Pattie Chalmers will be at Lillstreet to conduct the FIGURATIVE NARRATIVE TABLEAUX (ENTER LAUGHING) workshop. Pattie Chalmers creates ceramic stages using images culled from personal experience, childhood tales, four-for-a-dollar comic books, and movies-of-the-week. Her work is a collage of these influences in combination with historical and improbable elements that reveal her observations about identity, ideology, and humanity. In this workshop Pattie will demonstrate the handbuilding techniques she uses to construct earthenware figures and objects. Using images and memories as source material she will create before your eyes stories inspired by experience and imagination. Building her work in parts she combines expressive proportions with nostalgic objects to form narratives providing both the frustration and satisfaction of deciphering a puzzle.
If this interests you, sign up for the workshop at Lillstreet or online. More information on Pattie Chalmers is available on website.