Earthenware: Layer by Layer
October 31, 2021 - November 5, 2021
Kip O’Krongly · kipokrongly.com
Workshop at a glance
Come experience the colorful possibilities of earthenware. From handle, form, and spout tricks, to unique drawn and stenciled surfaces (with ombre backgrounds), we’ll explore many paths to develop functional pots.
- Using templates and slab forms to create earthenware
- Layering with underglaze, slips, and latex resist
- Using a digital cutter
- Latex and glazes
- Decorating ceramics with layers of design
- Working with templates and stencils
- Creating functional pots and other earthenware pieces
Kip O’Krongly creates highly decorated earthenware from her studio in Northfield, Minnesota. She was a resident at Watershed and Archie Bray, and in 2014 was the recipient of a $25,000 McKnight Artist Grant. O’Krongly has been featured as a Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist, showcased on the cover of Pottery Making Illustrated and Ceramics Monthly, and a was a presenter at Arrowmont’s Utilitarian Clay Workshop.
Students will learn new approaches to, and inspiration for, creating and decorating unique functional pots. You will begin the week with multi-part slab forms that utilize templates (such as plates, flasks, teapots, and tiered stands) and optional wheel work to create cups and mugs. Demonstrations include how to decorate earthenware pots to create engaging and depth-filled low fire surfaces. Participants will also explore using a digital cutter and discover how layers of slips, stencils, sgraffito, latex resist, and underglaze can generate movement in their surfaces at the leather hard stage that will carry all the way through the glaze firing. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $600 · materials list
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