Thursday, April 30, 2020

Two Hands-On Workshop Opportunities taught by Liz Zlot Summerfield



Cream and Sugar through Soft Slabs

Date & Time: June 27, 2020. 9:00am-4:30pm

Location: Double Island Studio, 2459 Double Island Rd, Green Mountain, NC

Cost: $175

Space limited to 8 participants (minimum of 4)

This workshop intends to demystify working with soft slabs and paper patterns, and offers the essential components to creating unique slab built pots. Participants will learn the basics of slab building through the vein of a cream and sugar set. Demonstrations and hands-on work time will include pattern making and the construction of a handbuilt spout, lid, and flange.

There will be extensive discussion and demonstration on surface treatment using terra sigillata and underglazes. Participants will explore surface through test tiles that may be taken home and fired.  Small batches of terra sigillata will be available for purchase.

The format of this workshop is demonstration and hands-on work time.

Materials Provided: Clay, test tiles, terra sigillata, and underglaze. A small materials list will be emailed prior to the workshop.

Click for more details and registration info (limited space available as of 5/1)


Exploring Low Fire Surfaces

Date & Time: July 11, 2020. 9am-12pm.

Location: Double Island Studio, 2459 Double Island Rd, Green Mountain, NC

Cost: $125

Space limited to 10 participants (minimum of 4)

Are you interested in working at low fire but feel intimidated with addressing the surface? This workshop intends to demystify low fire surfaces by introducing you to several techniques. The combination of these techniques will provide you with a unique depth that can only be achieved at low fire. The workshop will cover slip trailing, underglazes, sgraffito, and terra sigillata. These techniques can be applied to sculptural and functional forms.

Participants will explore surface through test tiles that may be taken home and fired.  Small batches of terra sigillata will be available for purchase.

The format of this workshop is demonstration and hands-on work time.

Materials Provided: Slip, test tiles, terra sigillata, and underglaze. A small materials list will be emailed prior to the workshop.

Click for more details and registration information

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