Skin Deep: ceramic overglaze surfaces – C0204-19

Date: Jun 10 - 14, 2019

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Lauren Gallaspy

Tuition: $975
Studio Fee: $95
Registration Fee: $45


Have the opportunity to get deep by creating personal and poetic surface imagery on ceramic forms. Use traditional and non-traditional china painting techniques during this engaging week. The workshop is geared toward those who want to improve upon or cultivate a personal, visual vocabulary in ceramics.


Use both water- and oil-based media and explore the difference between both of these approaches. Learn the unique benefits that overglaze painting offers when painting on ceramics. Both functional and sculptural works are welcome. Students may bring finished glaze-fired forms to decorate. Anderson Ranch Arts Center will also provide commercially-glazed tiles to practice on.


Discussions, exercises and demonstrations center on image generation, pattern development, composition building, and china paint techniques. Historical and contemporary examples of innovative ceramic surfaces are discussed. Create layered surfaces by building up china painted images and patterns and firing daily.


Lauren Gallaspy received her MFA from Alfred University in 2007 and has shown work in more than 80 exhibitions. She was an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah from 2012 to 2015, a long-term resident at the Archie Bray Foundation from 2015 to 2017 and currently resides in Los Angeles.

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