Session One- Instruction, Design, & Craftsmanship: In our initial gathering, you’ll delve into the essentials of slab construction, learning techniques to roll out and prepare your clay with precision. Discover the joys of transforming a simple slab into a functional piece of art as you learn how to attach a base, sculpt handles, and add decorative flourishes to your platter. After construction and clean-up, Jess will explain underglaze paint options, and show examples of different decorating approaches for you to experiment with when you return to decorate your piece.
Session Two- Personalization & Painting: If you wish to paint your platter, students are welcome to return to the studio for a self-guided “open studio” session (up to four hours) to decorate their piece with underglazes. With a variety of underglazes and decorative tools at your disposal, you’ll bring color and life to your ceramic piece. Students may choose an option from the list of dates below to drop in and paint.
Thursday, March 14th @ 5 pm
Friday, March 15th @ 4 pm
Saturday, March 16th @ 1 pm
Sunday, March 17th @ 10 am
*Disclaimer* If you are unable to make it in for one of the painting sessions, we will proceed with firing your piece and it will be glazed with the other workshop pieces in a clear gloss glaze.
Post-Workshop Firing & Finishing: Leave the complexities of firing to us. Radius will oversee a two-part firing process, finishing your piece with our in house clear glaze.
Pickup Info: Pick up your completed platter between May 9th- June 2nd, during our regular shop hours.
All Skill Levels Welcome! Whether you’re a seasoned ceramicist, or your journey with clay is just beginning, this workshop is crafted for all levels of experience. While prior hand-building skills can be beneficial, they’re not a necessity – just bring your creativity!
Photography Consent: By engaging in Radius Art Studio’s community, such as classes and events, you consent to the use of photographs featuring you and your artwork for promotional purposes on various social media platforms. We value and honor your creativity, ensuring all shared content reflects the positive spirit of our studio. If you choose not to be featured, kindly inform us, and we will make efforts to exclude images with your presence. Feel free to tag us in your photos, and let us know if you wish to be tagged in our posts.