June 24—29, 2012 Medium: ceramics Level: Intermediate to Advanced
In this workshop students will explore extrusion and slab techniques in the process of making functional stoneware. The approach will be to let the process show in the work, keeping in mind that by keeping out of clay’s way, the material will reveal its true nature and the results will remain fresh and lively. Topics that will be covered are: cutting stencils from Tyvek; colored slip inlay and stretched slabs; liquid latex resist and deer-tail brushes; fashioning tools out of common materials and modifying existing ones to suit specific needs; and how to make custom extruder dies. This workshop will also interest throwers looking to expand their horizons beyond the wheel. “We will work with unconventional forming methods and unusual approaches to surface decoration. Myths will be busted and secrets revealed.”
Clay Club meets at artist studios and other locations throughout Western North Carolina, usually on the second Wednesday of the month. All potters and ceramic artists are welcome! Look for details about the meetings here on the blog or contact Amy Waller at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.