Day One: Saturday, September 23rd, 2023
Day Two: Saturday, September 30th, 2023
Join us for a captivating hands-on workshop that delves into the art of crafting clay tiles adorned with enchanting animal decorations. This workshop is perfect for art enthusiasts, beginners, and anyone looking to explore their artistic side in a fun and immersive environment. It takes place over two Saturdays and the tiles are fired in between the sessions.
On Day One (9/23), you will learn how to make a perfectly formed tile every time. You will simply texture and decorate your tile, or you may choose to make a 3D image on it. While we watch clay dry you can make a few small pieces, like a bowl or plate or sculpture. These pieces will be fired and ready for next week.
Day Two (9/30) will be the paint and/or glaze day. Painting with acrylics will give a nice finish and won’t require a second kiln firing. But for a permanent finish, you can apply glaze and pick up the pieces at a later date to be announced. The materials list will help you but we have everything for you to share if you don’t have it. You don’t need to buy anything.
Price: $125 for SAALM Members, $145 for non-members (includes clay, glazes and firing plus hands-on instruction on both days)
What to bring:
One dry cleaner bag (soft plastic)
Acrylic paints, your choice of colors
Brushes - small to medium
Clay rib for smoothing (you can use an old credit card)
Spritzer - spray bottle
Rag or small towel
Small ware board ~12-15” square wood board (old cutting board will work)
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About Your Instructor
After over 20 years working in ceramics, I finally have decided my favorite creations are animals. I particularly enjoy when others tell me they like the dog, or the duck, or whatever they see. I always say thanks, without correcting. The beast can be anything you see.
My other favorite new thing is raku firing. I plan to continue exploring this process. And another favorite thing is majolica. With this process, I can paint images on any type of ceramic. It is a tradition going back to ancient China using porcelain clay. This is the process I have used on the pieces here at the Art League Museum. So the combination of three very different things perfectly suits my attention problems. I call it playing to my strengths.