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September 24, 2008 > Clay Monoprinting

Clay Monoprinting

The Fremont Art Association (FAA) is pleased to have the opportunity to share this unique art form with the local community. Artist Martha Castillo will demonstrate how she combines the basic ingredients of potters clay, pigment and canvas to create unique and vibrant monotypes. From blank slab to finished print, she will walk artists through this amazing technique, step by step. Clayprinting is all about building layers, creating history on the plate and capturing that in the print, an ideal medium for a layerist.

Clayprinting was born about 40 years ago when Pennsylvania artist Mitch Lyons first combined traditional printmaking with potter's clay. Castillo met Lyons in 2004, and became an avid disciple on the spot. She has been creating rich, colorful award winning clay prints ever since. Perhaps the only bay-area artist actively creating and teaching clayprinting, she has introduced dozens of new students to the technique through her workshops. Her most recent award was at the UAOpen2008, a prestigious annual competition sponsored by University Art in San Jose.

Castillo's artwork is represented in public and private collections in US, Canada, Mexico and Europe. To learn more about this artist please visit her website at www.marthacastillo.net.

Clayprinting demonstration
Wednesday, October 1
7 p.m.
FAA Gallery
37659 Niles Blvd, Fremont
(510) 792-0905

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