Fold and Fabricate: Handbuilding with Soft Slabs
June 23, 2019 – June 29, 2019
Liz Zlot Summerfield
This workshop demystifies working with soft slabs and offers the essential components to creating unique slab-built pots. Students are introduced to the techniques of working with earthenware clay slabs and paper patterns. Class begins with simple functional forms and expands to include components such as lids, feet and spouts. Discussions and work time are allotted to surface treatment using terra sigillata and underglazes, and the class focuses on bisque firing only. One-on-one interaction is encouraged in a supportive, positive environment with experimentation and individual development nurtured. All clay enthusiasts from beginner to advanced are welcome.
COURSE FEE: $600
Liz Zlot Summerfield works as a studio artist and adjunct instructor in Bakersville, North Carolina. She received her MFA from the University of Minnesota. Summerfield has been featured in Ceramics Monthly and Clay Times, and in 2014 Ceramics Arts Daily released an instructional DVD featuring her ceramic process and work. In 2018, she co-created the Red-Handed Symposium, a conference solely devoted to low-fire earthenware enthusiasts.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.