This 2 day workshop explores surface decorating processes at the leatherhard stage. Students learn how to build layers of visual and tactile information intergrating pattern, color, texture and image. Pre-bisque we experiment with underglaze surface design techniques. We will explore screenprinting with thermo-fax and EZ screens, paper stenciling, freehand drawing wih inlay/mishima, sgraffito, brushwork, stamping, texture, and tissue transfers. We will combine surface techniques through the use of wax resist and commerical underglaze. Expand your visual vocabulary and learn how to create dynamic , complex surfaces. Although we will use cone 6 porcelain fired in oxidaion, these methods, techniques and information are applicable to all types of clays and firings.
This workshop is suitable for all levels, but some experience with clay will be helpful.
For the hands on portion, everyone needs to bring leatherhard pieces/tiles (4-6 pieces - recommended tile size is 6" x 6"). Any type of piece will work, but a flat surface such as a tile or a plate can be easier/less frustrating to work with at first. White clay bodies are recommended.
The Surface Show: 2 Day Surface Intensive Hands-On Workshop with Meredith Host & Chandra DeBuse
$170.00Seats Available: EMAIL TO JOIN WAITING LIST