Marie Gibbons, a ceramic artist from Denver, will be presenting a ceramics workshop this weekend at Fort Hays State University. The workshop will take place in Rarick Hall 123 on Nov. 17-18.
A slide presentation at 8:30 a.m. Friday begins the two-day session. Later, at 1:30 p.m., Gibbons will lead a discussion of "Symbolism and Personal Iconography" and how to incorporate expression into faces.
Also, participants will have an opportunity to work on creating a bust. Those interested may purchase clay for $10 and build along with the artist. Participants will have the opportunity to work on their busts until 4:30 p.m. A potluck supper will then be held at the home of Linda Ganstrom, associate professor of art, at 6:30 p.m.
The workshop will resume at 10 a.m. Saturday, with a demonstration of Gibbons' carving techniques. At 1:30 p.m., she will discuss surface decoration and at 3:30 p.m. she will share her wisdom on marketing and using the Web as a marketing tool.
Gibbons creates ceramic busts, figures and sculptures.
The workshop is open to interested artists and the public. Those interested in participating in the workshop can call Ganstrom at (785) 628-4273 to reserve a spot.