Clay as a Canvas
August 8 - 13, 2021
Mallory Wetherell · mallorywetherell.com
Workshop at a glance
Through monoprinting and painting with underglaze, learn how to apply graphic imagery onto porcelain surfaces in this hands-on workshop.
- Applying graphic imagery to porcelain forms
- Painting and painting on clay
- Using stencils for ceramic decoration
- Adding imagery to ceramic forms
- Learning mono printing and painting techniques for clay
Mallory Wetherell is an associate professor and head of Ceramics at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She holds an MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Tyler School of Art and the Archie Bray Foundation. In 2014, Wetherell was named an emerging artist by Ceramics Monthly and she exhibits her work widely, with recent shows in Georgia, Tennessee, California, and Iowa.
In this workshop students will learn how to apply graphic imagery onto porcelain surfaces. You will begin by creating a variety of simplified ceramic forms that will later serve as your canvas. Participants will discover how to convert found imagery into stencils, which will be transferred onto their bone-dry ceramic forms using the processes of both mono printing and hand painting. Working with a variety of underglaze washes, students will experiment building complex surfaces and graphic images on clay. You are encouraged to bring to class a variety of images for reference. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $600 · download the materials list
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