Aug 5 - 9
José Sierra uses wheel-thrown forms as the starting point for exploring what he calls Organic Geometry: using simple shapes (circles, squares and triangles) to create structure, pattern, symmetry and order. Participants will throw and alter vessels in stoneware or porcelain clay, then hand-build additions that are coiled, extruded or slab-built. Using bisque samples, students will use latex, wax and vinyl paper to prepare for glazing; and Sierra will demonstrate how to create intricate patterns with layered applications. Students may also bring small bisqued pieces for glaze experimentation. Some wheel experience necessary.
Space is limited to 10 students. To see Sierra's work at Santa Fe Clay, click here.
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Aug 19 - 23 Using traditional, American-style tattoo art as his starting point, Shrewsbury will introduce drawing and watercolor painting as techniques for decorating previously prepared bisque ware. Participants will learn how to create uniquely personal...