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Structure and Form: Ornamental Lattices

October 9 - 14, 2022

Eliza Au  ·  eliza-au.com

Workshop at a glance

Learn how to build with 2D clay lattices to create 3D forms.


  • Air compression plaster molds
  • Handbuilding techniques, including stamping, slump, and hump molds
  • Pattern design
  • Lattice models out of clay


  • Clay
  • Plaster
  • Hardware cloth and Moldcut Tubing
  • Tracing paper and acetate
  • Pens, sharpies, pencils


  • Making series of lattice-like objects including the shape of bowls, cylinders, and boxes
  • Bisqued or glaze fired work
  • How to make an air compression mold
  • How to make a basic repeating pattern

Artist Bio

Eliza Au is assistant professor at the University of North Texas. She holds an MFA from the New York College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Au has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Archie Bray Foundation, the Corning Museum of Glass, and the Museum of Contemporary Craft. Her work is featured in both juried and invitational shows at regional, national, and international venues and is one of the 2021 recipients of the McKnight Fellowship from the Northern Clay Center.
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Workshop Description

In this workshop students will create ceramic lattice screens which investigate repeating and tessellating pattern. You will also discover how pattern, ceramics and architecture intersect in within contemporary craft? Participants will be working with press molding clay into plaster air-release molds to create thin, decorative structures. By making these screens, students will be able to use an industrial process to express their own personal voice. Digital methods may be discussed but the class will be based on hands-on work. Experience in clay is suggested but the course is open to all skill levels.

COURSE FEE: $690  ·  materials list

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