Discover new approaches to working with clay; experiment with a variety of additives to clay bodies, building processes, and surface treatments. Examine how these alternative approaches produce unique and dynamic pieces as well as expand the decorative or conceptual nature of a piece. Students leave with a digital cookbook of ceramics recipes and the confidence to push the boundaries of ceramics processes.
Students explore and experiment using a variety of clay bodies and processes including paper clay, tape casting, slip dipping organic materials and using a hopper spray gun to create texture to apply to the creation of functional and sculptural forms.
Participate in demonstrations, slide lectures, individual work time and continuous experimentation.
Kate Roberts received her MFA and BFA from Alfred University. Her work has been shown in major exhibitions such as the Scripps National and Parcours Ceramique Carougeois Biennial in Geneva, Switzerland. She has taught at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, the University of Washington, and is currently Assistant Professor at the University of Memphis.