Rebecca Hutchinson’s complex paper clay pieces evoke the natural world. Using a range of surprising materials, she combines papermaking and ceramics to create artworks that surpass one medium alone.
Groupings of huge hanging pods; forests of crocheted paper clay vines; and bunches of overgrown flowerlike forms that feel freshly gathered from a giant’s field and hung to dry—all celebrate the “complexity of engineering” and the inexorable force of survival in the natural world. Rebecca Hutchinson is a Professor of Ceramics at UMass/Dartmouth.
Presented in conjunction with the James Renwick Alliance’s Distinguished Artist Series. This lecture is free and open to all, no RSVP required. To register for Hutchinson’s accompanying workshop, click this link.