Upcoming classes and workshops:
Wheel Throwing: Basics and Beyond at Art Students League of Denver. Filled - call to be on wait list
Session A: Fridays, Sept 7-Oct 26; 9a-12p.
Session B: Fridays, Nov 2 - Dec 21; 9a-12p.
Cone 10 reduction/salt Class w emphasis on decoration at Boulder Potters Guild. register at (Boulderpottersguild.org) Aug. 30-Oct 18. Thursdays 6:30-9:30p.Filled - call to be on waitlist
In this class for advanced potters we will explore ways to elevate your pottery through surface treatment at every stage of clay. We will discuss design concepts and how form and decoration best work together. Demos will show methods of texture in clay such as carving, stamping, sgraffito, slip trailing and sprigs as well as mishima, stenciling, use of flashing slips, screen printing on clay and wax resist techniques. On bisque ware we will work with stains and underglaze and teach how to spray glazes. Your work will be split between a cone 10 salt kiln and a cone 10 gas reduction kiln for this class.
Garden Sculpture and Totems - at The Art Students League of Denver. 2018 filled
Experience the exciting world of clay and enhance your garden with a unique and personal piece of assembled art. Learn basic clay techniques of coil, pinch and slab construction to build sections for your totem. During this workshop you'll plan your totem, build the pieces, learn various clay decoration and glazing techniques, learn to incorporate found objects and mixed media elements, discuss composition, and then assemble your 4ft to 5ft sculpture for installation in a garden.
coming Winter 2019
Decoration Demystified - at The Art Students League of Denver. Aug 2018 filled
The goal of this workshop is to elevate the plain pot or art piece with an interesting surface, while eliminating glaze room paralysis. In this demo and hands-on workshop, a plethora of surface treatments for all types of ceramics will be explored. These include stamps, texture tools, slip inlay, scrafitto, paper stencils, slips, stains, wax-resist, slip trailing, underglazes and more. Techniques for wet, leather-hard and bisque clay will be covered. By experimenting with and practicing these various techniques, you will be able to incorporate decoration into your own work resulting in a unique and personal body of work that speaks to others
not scheduled at this time.