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Slippery: Growing Form From Line

June 12 - 17, 2022

Stephanie Lanter  ·  stephanielanter.com

Workshop at a glance

Discover slip trailing as a technique to build ceramic forms.


  • How to plan and create designs for this slip trailing process
  • How to slip trail onto plaster molds to build forms
  • How to assemble slip-trailed paper clay parts to build form
  • How to apply underglaze and glaze to enhance slip trailed texture
  • How to transport and fire slip trailed forms


  • Cone 6 Porcelain paper slip
  • Plaster molds
  • Underglaze
  • Ceramic shards


  • Once-fired slip-trailed sculptures, vessels, or jewelry
  • Lots of new ideas about ways to construct objects out of slip

Artist Bio

Stephanie Lanter is an artist and educator who works in clay, fiber, mixed media, and words. She is assistant professor of ceramics at the Hartford Art School in Connecticut, and formerly taught at Emporia State University in Kansas. Lanter received an MFA from Ohio University and a BA from Xavier University. She has had art residencies at the Red Lodge Clay Center, the Archie Bray Foundation, Arrowmont’s Pentaculum, the LH Project, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, the Mendocino Arts Center, and Jentel. Along with exhibiting and demonstrating her sculptural work internationally, she has given numerous workshops and presentations including for NCECA, ArtAxis, and CAA.
Arrowmont Connections

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Workshop Description

In this workshop students will discover slip trailing (traditionally an ornamental surfacing process in ceramics) as a technique to build forms. You will watch how line drawings grow into objects and enjoy this new-but-old technique. Participants will explore a no-tech version of 3D printing (or trailing paper clay slip by hand) onto plaster molds to create layered objects that can be sculpture, vessels, or jewelry. During class you will experiment, learn between the lines, and create intricate, rhythmic pieces. Basic knowledge of ceramics would be beneficial; however, the class is open to all skill levels.

COURSE FEE: $690  ·  materials list

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