Feeling the Form : Navigating the Marriage of Tesserae and Sculptural Substrates with Caitlin Hepworth
Saturday, September 25, 2021
6:00pm – 8:00pm EDT
Intermediate Level Lecture/Demonstration
$194 (Includes LIVE Fall Artist Gathering Registration)
In a sculptural mosaic, the form and the tesserae must energetically connect and work together to convey the artist’s intention. The two elements are co-dependent and intrinsically linked. This lecture examines on the range of ways tesserae can be manipulated and applied to sculptural forms to effectively convey the concept, creating a unified resolution between form and mosaic. Considerations include andamento, scaling your tesserae; sculptural edges & points, undercuts, concave and convex substrates, directional laying, navigating tight places, maintaining a streamlined form and working with modular substrates.
Graduating from the National Art School in 2000 with a BFA in Sculpture, Caitlin Hepworth went on to complete a Master of Teaching in Visual Arts at the University of Sydney in 2002. She has taught at numerous institutions around NSW and in 2009 opened her school, Hughes Studio – School of Visual Art and Mosaic. Caitlin has been represented in numerous national and international exhibitions including the Waterhouse National Science Prize 2018 at the South Australian Museum and Sculpture at Scenic World 2018. She has been a finalist in the SAMA MAI Exhibition 2016 & 2017 as well as a finalist in the GoCM ‘Stories we Tell’ 2017. In 2018 Caitlin was a participant in the Third Symposium of Mosaic Art in Sardinia Italy with Maestro Giulio Menossi and the 2018 recipient of the SAMA Robin Brett Scholarship which enabled her to study with Verdiano Marzi at CMS in 2019. caitlinhepworthmosaics.com.au