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Sgraffito: The Art of Carving Clay

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May 30, 2024
May 31, 2024
10:00 - 4:00
Participate: In-Person Online
In-Person Available Only
Online Available Only

Workshop Overview

Sgraffito is the process of carving into the surface layer of slip or underglaze to reveal the clay or color beneath. On day one of this workshop, participants will learn about the history of Sgraffito as a technique and begin working with clay. Participants will create either a slab dish or a wide bowl while practicing shaping techniques and end the day applying colored slip or underglaze to their pieces. On day two, participants will apply the sgraffito technique, using tools to carve away a design of their choice, with demonstration and guidance from the instructor.

About the Instructor(s)

Liz O'Brien began studying ceramics in 2011 and received her BS in Art with an emphasis in Ceramics in 2014. O'Brien has been teaching ceramics to children and adults since 2015. In 2021, Jeff Edwards (Father) and O'Brien opened a community ceramics studio in Southern Oregon. Their main goal is to provide a safe, creative, supportive and fun teaching environment for students.

Materials List: Students Bring

Instructor will provide all materials, but bringing an apron or wearing older clothing is recommended, and come with an design idea or two in mind for the second day of class.

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)




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