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.
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