Artist Workshop: Shiyuan Xu – Working with Paper Clay

Sunday, June 19, 2022 • 11 AM–3 PM (Pacific)

Instructor: Shiyuan Xu • In-person • $150

At this one day, three hour artist workshop with Shiyuan Xu, participants will learn how to prepare porcelain paper clay and various hand-building construction methods suited for this clay, including slab, coil, and pinch techniques. This workshop is suitable for all skill-levels, and it is designed for those who are interested in exploring the possibilities of incorporating paper clay in their own practice. Xu’s interest in paper clay stems from the material’s ability to push the boundaries of fragility and strength while retaining a delicate façade.

The workshop will take place from 11 AM through 3 PM on Saturday, June 19.

Shiyuan Xu was recently featured in Colossal, and she will be joining us for this special workshop following a week-long residency at Idyllwild Hot Clay.

Workshop Policies

Refunds are not allowed after the workshop begins. Refunds requested during the week prior to the start of the class will be honored at 50%. Refunds requested prior to this will be honored minus Eventbrite fees. If you would like to request a refund, email

Every student is required to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination at the beginning of the workshop. If a student cannot provide proof of vaccination, the student will be unable to continue with the class. Thank you in advance for your understanding!

Workshop Registration

Register using the button below (it may take a moment to load). If you have any problems, call the studio at (909) 622-0464 or email

About the Artist

Shiyuan Xu was born in Hangzhou, P.R China; she currently lives and works in Chicago, IL. Shiyuan received her BA in Ceramics from China Academy of Art in 2012 and her MFA from Arizona State University in 2016. She has been a resident at several prestigious Artist-in-Residency programs across the country, including the Archie Bray Foundation, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, the Lawrence Arts Center, and the Lillstreet Art Center. Shiyuan is the recipient of the 2017 Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist and 2021 NCECA Emerging Artist awards. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, including in the US, UK, China, Slovenia, and South Korea. Her work is held in the permanent collections of the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Archie Bray Foundation, Korea Ceramic Foundation, and the National Museum of Slovenia.

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