CRYSTAL MOREY | Figural Sculpture | Additive / Subtractive Processes in Porcelain | Demonstration Workshop | September 2019

Join artist Crystal Morey in Figural Sculpture: Additive / Subtractive Processes in Porcelain, a weekend of sculpting demonstrations and conversation, exploring the hand sculpted porcelain figurine coinciding with her solo exhibition Venus on the Waves” at Ferrin Contemporary in nearby, North Adams. Crystal Morey will share her process of creating a figure in hollow form, while adding layers of additive and reductive detail. Crystal will discuss the development of her techniques, proportion, anatomy, and gesture, the importance of water content in porcelain, and creating the delicate details that add content and emotion to her work.

No experience is required. Limited to 20.

Crystal Morey lives and works in Oakland California, where she maintains a full-time studio practice. An emerging artist in both the new contemporary, pop-surrealist genre as well as the art-historical craft and decorative arts arena, Crystal’s work has been featured in numerous books and magazines, shown in galleries and museums, and collected around the world. Morey is known for her hand sculpted, highly detailed porcelain works of human-animal hybrids. She finds her inspiration in art history, Baroque porcelain traditions of Europe and ideas of contemporary environmental issues. Morey creates work with delicate beauty and empathic narratives of today’s rapidly changing ecosystems. Crystal Morey received her BFA in Ceramic Sculpture from the California College of the Arts and her MFA in Spatial Art from San Jose State University. She continues her studies through artists residencies and expansive interests in art history and museum research.

Contact Us

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Tuition and Payment

Tuition for the 3 day workshop is $350.
A $50 deposit is due with registration, and the full payment is due by September 1st. Please pay by check or money order, payable to Project Art, 54 Main Street in Cummington, MA, 01026. Open to participants age 18 and above, and students of all experience levels are welcome.

Housing and Meals

Housing and meals are not provided. It is the responsibility of each student to arrange housing and meals independently. We keep a list of possible housing options updated at

Location and Dates

Project Art is located at 54 Main Street in Cummington, MA, 01026. The workshop begins Friday 6pm–9pm, continues Saturday from 9am–3pm, and concludes Sunday 9am-12pm.


Hartford, CT (airport code BDL) and Albany, NY (airport code ALB) are the two closest regional airports. Cummington is a rural community, and we recommend participants rent a car or drive to us. There is no public transportation in the Cummington area. With advance notice, pick up and drop off to the airport can be arranged for $100 per airport pick up (each way).

Cancellation Policy

Deposits are refundable until September 1st, less a $25 administrative fee. After September 1st, we cannot offer a refund unless we are able enroll a replacement from the waiting list. If we are able to replace you with a participant from the waiting list, a full refund will be issued, less a $25 administrative fee. This workshop will run pending a minimum enrollment.

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Lush Anthesis at Modern Eden Gallery

View the exhibition online HERE!

Modern Eden Gallery,

801 Greenwich Street, San Fransisco, CA

Exhibition Dates: October 13–November 2, 2018

Modern Eden Gallery proudly presents proudly presents the second major solo exhibition by sculptress Crystal Morey at the gallery. Crystal Morey explores ideas of contemporary environmental issues and the ways humans are impacting and changing the natural world. Through the delicacy of porcelain, she investigates these fragile connections and intricate dependencies, creating hybrid creatures of plant, animal and human components.

This collection of new works, “Lush Anthesis”, draws inspiration from 18th century European art history, referencing the decadence, emotion and romance of the time. These sculptures embody the gestures, stylization and whimsy found in the paintings, honed marble statues, and ornate porcelain vessels of the rococo era. Anthesis — being a period of full bloom — these creatures are in a moment of transition, growing, blooming, and evolving.

Each handmade, porcelain element is a celebration of nature, reminding us of the delicacy, magic and beauty found in all things. In these imagined creations, we are reminded of our interwoven lives and habitats, and that all living things rely on each other for the long-term health of our world.



Crystal Morey in Hi Fructose


I could not be happier or more honored, thank you Hi Fructose for the amazing feature! It is beautifully written with some of my favorite images! Thank you to Annie Owens for the interest and to Jeff Min for your very thoughtful words! I am delighted to be in this excellent publication alongside some of my favorite contemporaries. Volume 41 is officially out October 1st, be sure to find your very own, it is an incredible issue!

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Three Realms

Three Realms opens February 4th from 6-9! Come join us at SMAart gallery for a great show!

Three Realms: Land Sea and Sky
Natasha DikarevaMalia Landis and Crystal Morey
January 26th through February 19th
SMAart Gallery
1045 Sutter St.

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Seeking inspiration from the environment around them, artists Natasha Dikareva, Malia Landis, and Crystal Morey are interested in the mystery, allure, grace and whimsy found in the natural and imagined world we all share.

In their own voices, each artist uses the tradition of clay to capture human emotion and catalogue ideas of growth and adaptation, the real and the imaginary, delicacy and impermanence, flight and stillness, inner and outward self.

Influenced by ideas of nature, myth, memory, and the passage of time, these artists work to understand and show the space we all inhabit. The Three Realms is a contemplation of theses spaces: the land and its interconnected dependencies in humans, plants and animals, the sea in its mysterious ecosystems and continual cycles, and the sky in its unpredictable temperament and as a gateway to infinite space.

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