Melanie Sherman received her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2014 and has traveled across Europe and Asia to explore a variety of ceramic overglaze and cold-finishing techniques. She has been a resident artist at the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemét, Hungary where she studied with the renowned Latvian ceramic artist Ilona Romule and deepened her love for detailed China painting and luster application.
Melanie's Upcoming Workshops
Open to All
Students of any skill and knowledge level.
Jul 5 - 9, 2021
More is More: China paint techniques
China paint, luster and cold-finishing techniques are used all over the world to finesse and highlight many qualities of the ceramic form. These surface decorations are used for expressing cultural heritage, storytelling, color theory and more. This workshop is designed to marry the ceramic form and imagery, and to personalize the student’s own ceramics work, while exploring new surface decoration techniques. Students indulge in layer after layer of lavish ornamentation and embellishments. Participants may bring up to four of their own glazed functional and/or sculptural ceramic pieces to work on. Commercial glazed ceramic tiles are provided to practice on and decorate.