Michelle Gregor sculpts the abstracted human figure in ceramic. Continuing the tradition of artists such as Manuel Neri and Stephen DeStaebler (with whom she worked during her graduate studies), Gregor’s forms apply the free, intuitive impulses of Abstract Expressionism to figurative representation.
Her pieces range in dimension from a few inches tall to architectural-scale bronzes, but are unified in their sense of calm, mass and balance, simultaneously suggesting motion and repose. Perhaps best known as a colorist, her painterly, multi-layered and multi-fired approach to surface endows her sculptures with a sense of depth and the passage of time.
Gregor has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from University of California, Santa Cruz and a Master of Fine Arts degree from San Francisco State University. She is a tenured Professor of Art at San Jose City College.
Workshop Session I: All Skill Levels
Three days of hands-on workshopping with Michelle Gregor.
- Figure Studies
- Hand building
- Hands-on experimenting
- preparing clay for construction
- Hollowing clay for bisque firing
Workshop Session II: All Skill Levels
Three more days with Michelle Gregor!
- Figure Studies
- More Demos!
- Prepping sculptures for firing
Workshop Session III: Intermediate/Advanced
For ceramicists with intermediate to advanced skills
This workshop will take place in an open studio setting providing space to explore, experiment and reflect. Artists with diverse approaches and backgrounds are welcome who can work independently with a basic understanding and knowledge of working with clay. Formal instruction will include a daily slide talk and a demonstration of Michelle’s working methods.
This session emphasizes exploration within one’s personal style and encourages artists to apply the demonstrated concepts and techniques to their own work.
During the 3rd Saturday art walk Michelle Gregor will be giving a pre-reception lecture on her work in ceramics! Join us at 5PM for insight and a slideshow from our resident artist. Slideshow ends and moves straight into reception.
Blue Line Arts will be hosting our monthly 3rd Saturday reception during the Art Walk, this month as a special reception to welcome and celebrate this years SCG Artist Michelle Gregor. Come by between 6:30 and 8:30 PM to look at the art, chat with friends, and eat some snacks!
Dinner with the Artist
Join us for a private dinner at Blue Line Arts with Artist Michelle Gregor who will be spending the evening with guests in an intimate setting. Follow the link for more info, member/non-member pricing, and to purchase tickets for yourself and any guests.