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Building with Textures Gleaned from Nature

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September 7, 2023
September 8, 2023
10:00 - 4:00
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Workshop Overview

Create personalized clay vessels inspired by your favorite natural textures using a unique variation on coil building. Each work will develop layer by layer from the bottom to the top, reflecting the way botanical forms generate growth. This free-form style of building begins with simple planning: Participants are encouraged to bring images or objects found outdoors, in the produce section, etc. We start with quick maquettes (3-D sketches), then begin vessels that can be completed within the weekend. Discussion throughout the workshop will include finishing techniques including underglaze washes and terra sigillata for surfaces that compliment nature.  

About the Instructor(s)

Jennifer Hill is a studio artist and freelance instructor. Earning a BFA and MFA in ceramics lead to teaching in colleges and art centers for over 20 years. She lived on Kauai for several years and attended art residencies in places as diverse as Rome, Italy and Missoula, Montana.

Materials List: Students Bring

• Images of and/or actual objects from nature with interesting textures

• Pencil

• Your own clay tools are optional

• Boxes and cushioning materials for transport

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Clay

• Extra objects with texture

• Basic clay tools

• Terra sigilatta (very fine clay slip)

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