Playing With Pattern: Creating Ornate Surface Designs On Clay

March 26, 2020 – March 29, 2020

Audry Deal-McEver

In this workshop students will explore various ways to add rich surface pattern and design to clay through experiments with carving, slip application and creating their own stamps. You will learn tricks to make the process less intimidating that include producing stencils and guides and developing underglaze transfer paper techniques. The presentation of historic and contemporary ceramics slideshows will provide participants with contextual understanding of the many ways to use surface design while creating opportunities to discuss the elements of design. Open to all skill levels.


Audry Deal-McEver is a potter from Nashville, Tennessee. She has a BFA in Ceramics from Ohio University and studies at Burg Giebichenstein Hochschule für Kunst und Design in Halle, Germany. Her work has been in exhibitions as diverse as the American Museum of Ceramic Art, the Disjecta Contemporary Arts Center, and the Nashville International Airport. Deal-McEver has taught at Middle Tennessee State University and at community education and workshop centers.

Audry Deal-McEver

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

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  • 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 2020. 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 of deposit.


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