Ages 17+ (Adult), Ages 21+ (Adult)
Exhibiting Artist Workshop: Skin Deep // Innovative Overglaze Surfaces for Ceramics
Inspired by our current exhibit, Groundbreaking: Innovations in Clay? Join us in the Kimball Clay Studio with exhibiting artist Lauren Gallaspy! This workshop is designed for students to learn the basics of overglaze ceramic surfacing. Students will have an opportunity to use china paints and underglazes to create personal poetic imagery and pattern on glazed ceramic plates and/or work they bring in to decorate. The class welcomes all levels of ability from beginners to advanced ceramic artists. Whether you are looking to improve your surface patterning skills, activate ceramic vessels with painted imagery, or simply experiment with non-traditional approaches to overglazing, this class has it all. Learn about underglaze application, water-based china painting techniques, as well as metallic luster techniques. Class discussions and demonstrations will be centered on image transfer approaches, pattern development, composition, underglaze and china painting techniques, as well as some historical and contemporary examples of innovative ceramic surfaces. Students will come away with at least one decorated ceramic plate and additional decorated pieces as able.