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Arbutus Folk School: Scratch the Surface: Dynamic Ceramic Surface Decoration, Olympia

  • Arbutus Folk School 610 4th Avenue East Olympia, WA, 98501 United States (map)

Event Description: This workshop provides an introduction to surface decoration techniques and how to integrate dynamic surface on student’s clay work. Students will develop a vocabulary of personal expression through drawings, patterns, found imagery and more. We will explore applying personal imagery and iconography through several surface techniques using slip, underglaze, newsprint paper, bamboo paper and tyvek paper stencil resist to wet clay. This course is designed to create opportunities for surface design development in our studio practices. We will work small and focus primarily on technique. My goal is to expand your surface decoration repertoire. We will focus on how to create and push ideas, push materials and techniques, and how to push your work further. This course is open to all skill levels. Hand-builders and wheel throwers are welcome. Previous experience in clay will be helpful!
Note: Students will make several tiles using a variety of surface decorating techniques. Tiles will be bisque fired after class and students have the option to return on another day to glaze their tiles.

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Hosting Organization: Arbutus Folk School

Title of the Event: Scratch the Surface: Dynamic Ceramic Surface Decoration

Date of the Event: July 1, 2017

Time(s) of the Event: 9 AM - 5 PM