Bas Relief: Carving in Clay
November 7 - 12, 2021
Steven Cheek · stevengcheek.com
Workshop at a glance
Learn how to use low relief carving to enhance the surface of you work in clay.
- Low relief carving on clay
- How to enhance surface with mashima and sgrafitto
- Porcelain and white stoneware
- Glazes and washes
- Knowledge of various surface decoration and carving techniques
- Working with porcelain
- Adding carved imagery to your clay forms
Steven Cheek lives in Louisville, Kentucky where he is a studio potter and an assistant professor of Contemporary Ceramics at the University of Louisville. He is the co-founder of the Southern Crossings Pottery Festival. Cheek received his MFA in Ceramics from Edinboro University. He has taught at Georgia State University and was Artist-in-Residence at the Mary Anderson Center for the Arts.
This workshop is an introduction to carving on clay. Students will explore carving and other low relief decoration techniques like mashima and sgrafitto. You will be encouraged to explore their own ideas on how to activate the surface of their work either conceptually or decoratively. Participants can work with porcelain or white stoneware and with washes and commercial glazes that will best enhance the surface of their work. Discussions will include how to integrate imagery with form. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $600 · download the materials list
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