For our second remote Open Studio with Nicole Preissl, Nicole leads us in a clay-making activity inspired by Christine Howard Sandoval’s exhibition A wall is a shadow on the land. Christine’s artwork uses adobe mud, a very old building material, made from a mixture of natural materials. Generations of women in Christine’s family were adobe brick makers.
Watch the video and follow along as Nicole creates a miniature house structure out of clay. She’ll share tips and tricks for working with clay and natural materials.
- air-dry clay
- wooden or plastic knife
- popsicle sticks or dowels
- old rolling pin or bottle
- found and recycled objects
- natural materials like shells, moss, or pebbles
- old cloth or paper towel
This activity is recommended for artists 4 and up. Adult supervision is recommended for working with clay and scissors. Please only work with natural materials you are familiar with and that are from a place you know!