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Print On Clay

June 19 - 24, 2022

Thomas Lucas  ·  thomas-lucas.com

David Todd Trost  ·  @davidtoddtrost

Workshop at a glance

Experiment with drawing and printing images on clay by hand using a range of techniques including screenprinting, relief, and lithography.


  • Hand building, Wheel throwing and Surface Decoration on Low Fire Clay
  • Screen printing and Lithography Printmaking


  • Clay
  • Underglaze
  • Modified oil-based printing ink


  • Completed test tiles and several vessels or other forms that have surface decoration using printmaking techniques with ceramics
  • Knowledge of how to replicate the workshop results in one’s own studio environment

Artist Bios

Thomas Lucas is founder and master printer of Hummingbird Press Editions and is assistant professor at Chicago State University. He has taught at the Tyler School of Art, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Penland School of Craft, Arrowmont, and Oxbow. Lucas has had exhibitions at Chicago State University; South Side Community Art Center, Chicago; Elmhurst College; N’Namdi Contemporary, Miami; and in Skopelos Greece, Isreal and Morelia Mexico.
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David Todd Trost is a ceramic artist and educator based in Chicago, Illinois. He is director of the Ceramics Department at Lillstreet Art Center. He received his MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA at Pennsylvania State University. Trost spent the last 18 years teaching at various universities and art centers throughout the Chicago area.
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Workshop Description

In this workshop students will experiment with drawing and printing images on clay by hand using a range of techniques including screenprinting, relief and lithography. You will use simple tools to develop image and text compositions on both flat and curved surfaces. Using low fire clays, drawing, and transfer of images through printing will allow participants to create tiles, vessels, and sculptural form. These will serve participants as a canvas for color, shape, mark-making, photographic images, and pattern. During class you will use different clay slips, stains, and modified underglaze and glazes on low-temp clay bodies with the firing done in electric kilns. Expect a wide range of results. Open to all skill levels.

COURSE FEE: $690  ·  materials list

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