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Underglaze Painting

October 23 - 28, 2022

Juan Barroso  ·  juanbarrosoart.com

Workshop at a glance

Learn the techniques needed to paint monochromatic photorealism with underglazes using pointillism and washes on clay.


  • Underglaze as watercolor
  • Underglaze pointillism
  • Sgraffito
  • Moldmaking with plaster


  • Amaco Lug-1 underglaze
  • Pentel Hi-polymer lead refills .5mm (2B lead hardness)
  • Clear glaze
  • Bisque pieces with a smooth surface


  • Pointillism painting
  • Bird or furry animal painting
  • Sgraffito carved piece
  • Mold-making experience

Artist Bio

Juan Barroso lives and works in Jackson, Tennessee. He received his BFA in art from the University of Oklahoma and his MFA in ceramics from the University of North Texas in Denton. Barroso received the Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist Award in May 2020 and has appeared in several publications, including the 2021 July issue of Studio Potter and the November issue of Ceramics Monthly. His ceramic work is represented by Companion Gallery in Humboldt, Tennessee.
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Workshop Description

During this workshop students will explore the possibilities of clay when it is viewed and formed as a canvas for imagery and visual narratives. You will work with black underglaze and a variety of techniques including pointillism, sgraffito, and underglaze as watercolor. Class demonstrations will include how to paint detailed monochromatic imagery on a clay surface, ways of placing a graphite outline on a bisque surface free-hand and paper tracing, and using a graphite pencil outline to paint feathers with underglazes using a watercolor technique. Participants will also discover the tips and tricks to the instructor’s underglaze pointillism technique. This workshop will be exciting for artists new to clay as well as experienced ceramic artists wishing to add image rendering to their tool set. Open to all skill levels.

COURSE FEE: $690  ·  materials list

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