Inspirational Surfaces: surface design for ceramics – C0303

December 11, 2014

Posted In: Ceramics

Molly Hatch

DATES: June 15 – 26, 2015

SKILL LEVEL: Open to all

CONCEPT: We explore ways to approach surface decoration and its relationship to form in your sculpture or pottery. We begin by walking through basic surface design concepts and discuss ways to find your muse. Learn how to source and translate 2-D patterns and images into both surface decoration and form. In addition to basic hard-slab construction, this workshop focuses on learning a wide range of surface techniques on greenware and bisqueware.

MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Students work with Mishima (Japanese Slip Inlay), Sgraffitto (slip carving), rubber stamping, doodling, paper resist, sticker resist as well as the use of commercial and non-commercial underglazes on bisqueware. We use electric kilns for firing mid-range porcelain.

ACTIVITIES: We make our own forms for exploring new surfaces in the mornings and afternoons. Demonstrations twice a day with time to practice and troubleshoot. Final week allows time for firing, glazing and completion of work.

FACULTY: Molly Hatch received her M.F.A. in ceramics from the University of Colorado, Boulder. A full-time studio artist and designer, Molly’s artwork has been exhibited internationally and published in periodicals. Her designs range from tableware to quilting fabrics and are widely available internationally. She has partnerships with more than 15 companies from Anthropologie to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Tuition: $975 OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $1375
Studio Fee: $155

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