Clay Pots and Color Spots
July 25 - 30, 2021
Mark Errol · markerrol.com
Workshop at a glance
Add new tools to your surface design vocabulary for both wheel-thrown and hand-built creations. Simple techniques will add complexity to your work.
- Using the wheel and hand building
- Creating clay forms
- Inlay, paper transfers, and layering to create colorful design
- Clay and potter’s wheel
- Personal throwing, trimming, and hand building tools
- Slips and underglazes
- Techniques for activating the clay surface with design and pattern
- Colorful clay forms
Mark Errol is a full-time lecturer at Valdosta State University in Georgia, where he teaches Ceramics and 3-D Design. He is the co-owner of Plough Gallery in Tifton, Georgia where exceptional craft and fine art are showcased. Erroll uses his interests in architecture, fashion, and a myriad of other influences to make pieces that are cheerful and functional. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally.
Students will create forms using the wheel and through hand building while learning ways to activate the surfaces through a variety of techniques. You will learn about inlay, paper transfers, paper masking, slip and underglaze layering and gain knowledge on how these decorating methods can join forces to bring high impact through low-tech methods. Ultimately participants will add complexity to their work with easy-to-learn and affordable techniques. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $600 · materials list
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