A Layered Surface

July 22, 2018 – July 28, 2018

Darien Arikoski-Johnson

The focus of this workshop is for students to utilize a variety of mark making and transfer techniques to explore imagery and alternative approaches to surface development. You will use under glazes, wet erosion and underglaze pencils to create information below the glaze, followed by work with decals and china paint to layer above the glaze. Through this workshop students will gain a deeper understanding of mark making on clay. Participants are welcome (but not required) to bring glazed work to apply decals and china paint, keeping in mind gloss glaze and lighter colors, or clear with porcelain, yield more vibrant results. Open to all skill levels.


Darien Arikoski-Johnson is an assistant professor at Georgia State University and maintains a studio at Atlanta Contemporary and attended graduate school at Arizona State University. It was there, he began to explore the relationship of illusion and form, thought and physicality in ceramics. Arikoski-Johnson’s work addresses memory, technological integration, mark making, and perceptual consciousness.

Darien Arikoski-Johnson

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

  • I would like to be contacted about housing in the new dormitory that will have all private rooms with private baths if it is ready for occupancy for workshop dates.
  • $199
  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2018. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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