Slip & Soda
June 19 - 23
Skill level: Basic throwing skills required, ability to throw a 4” cylinder.
In this fast-paced workshop, Brenda will share her techniques for throwing and altering functional pottery forms using slip techniques that are enhanced through atmospheric firing. Students will experiment with a variety of thrown forms and will develop luscious, tactile surfaces using thick decorative slip applications. Participants will learn about the application of glazes and flashing slips for use with porcelain clay, and the class will load and fire the soda kiln. Be ready to discover new alternatives to form and surface that add life and vitality to your pottery! Students should bring 3-5 bisque pots, made from cone 10 clay, to use for glaze experimentation in the soda kiln. Dry work will be bisqued.
Brenda Lichman received her BFA in ceramics at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and her MFA in ceramics from the University of North Texas, Denton. She is currently Adjunct Lecturer/Graduate Faculty at Wichita State University, while maintaining an active studio practice. Her work has been broadly exhibited across the country in notable exhibitions, such as the 23rd Strictly Functional National, and 50 Women: A Celebration of Women’s Contribution to Ceramics. Brenda’s work has been published in books such as Surface Design for Ceramics and 500 Teapots, Volume 2. “Brenda Lichman-Balance and Versatility” was featured in the December 2014 issue of Ceramics Monthly Magazine. She believes in bringing people together through art, food and pottery.