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Surface Design for high-fire ceramics with Kathleen Skeels

$385.00

Instructor: Kathleen Skeels
Thursdays, 10am-1pm, 10 weeks
1/13-3/17
This is a high-fire class

Registration Begins on November 1

Description

Sculptures give a three-dimensional canvas for surface explorations.  The concentration this quarter will be on busts of animals: human animals, dogs, birds, or another class of animal entirely, such as a squid or a fly.  Ceramics offers a host of marvelous techniques for developing surfaces, which can alter the presence of your work radically.  They can be dry or wet, iridescent or opaque, carved or drawn.  What is best to suit your creation?  Historic practices give inspiration, and modern innovations expand the range of possibilities.  Come with some sketches of the animal you’d like to create.

For sculpting we’ll use coils, build solid or use tarpaper templates, whatever suits your forms.  Surface techniques can include sgraffito, carving, using slip, wax inlay, batik techniques, color, stencils, or brushwork.   Make it fanciful or make it realistic- you choose.

Description

Sculptures give a three-dimensional canvas for surface explorations.  The concentration this quarter will be on busts of animals: human animals, dogs, birds, or another class of animal entirely, such as a squid or a fly.  Ceramics offers a host of marvelous techniques for developing surfaces, which can alter the presence of your work radically.  They can be dry or wet, iridescent or opaque, carved or drawn.  What is best to suit your creation?  Historic practices give inspiration, and modern innovations expand the range of possibilities.  Come with some sketches of the animal you’d like to create.

For sculpting we’ll use coils, build solid or use tarpaper templates, whatever suits your forms.  Surface techniques can include sgraffito, carving, using slip, wax inlay, batik techniques, color, stencils, or brushwork.   Make it fanciful or make it realistic- you choose.