Workshops

Saturday, October 4, 2014
9:30am - 4:30 pm

ANNE FRANCEY WORKSHOP

"Intro to Majolica, Painting on Clay"

This one day workshop will introduce participants to the ancient art of majolica, or painting on ceramic ware with ceramic glazes, and its painterly, expressive and creative possibilities. No prior experience with clay or painting necessary. Artists and ceramists will be able to explore and expand their technique and vocabulary. Visual inspiration will be provided for subject matter and motifs.

Workshop Schedule

9:30 -10:30 Introductions and Power point presentation of the history of majolica and its contemporary expression in ceramic today.

10:30 -12 :00 Demonstration, design and painting of a tile (or other bisqued piece) with variations on one color (Delft style)

12:00-12:45 Lunch break (on your own)

1:00-3:30 Demonstration for multi color tile, design and painting

3:30-4:30 Assessment, final touches, kiln loading.

Beware: Majolica painting has a meditative and expressive component that might make you feel happy, even before you see your finished work!

The workshop will be limited to 20 participants, on a first come, first served basis with a preference given to our members.

More Information        REGISTER HERE! 

November 19 & 20

JENNIFER McCURDY
WORKSHOP -

"Testing the limits of Porcelain in Thrown, Altered and Carved Sculptures" a demonstration / discussion workshop by Jennifer McCurdy.

This two-day adventure will include basic wedging, centering and throwing techniques unique to porcelain as well as a "dry throwing" demonstration and methods of altering and folding, carving and sanding.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 -10:00am - 4:00 pm with a lunch break from 12:00 - 1:00pm (lunch provided by SCAC)

Thursday, November 20, 2014 -
10:00am - 4:00pm
with a lunch break from 12:00 - 1:00pm (lunch provided by SCAC)



To begin, Jennifer will demonstrate the technique of “dry throwing”, using two metal ribs to create the shape of the piece, after the basic cylinder has been thrown. Next, she will show how altering and folding that form by hand can add movement and strength. Then you will see carving techniques on the porcelain when it is leather hard. Next she will show sanding techniques once the piece is bone dry. The last hour of each day can be devoted to looking at images or actual pieces of each participant’s work, and discussing ways that the these techniques can be individually utilized.

The workshop will be limited to 20 participants, on a first come, first served basis with a preference given to our members.

More Information      REGISTER HERE!