Special guest artist Maggie Boyd is traveling from New York to teach a weekend of ceramic surface decorating at Radius Art Studio! In this workshop, she invites you to experiment and loosen up your surface expression. Have you ever made a clay form of some kind and loved it so much you were afraid to decorate it for fear of messing it up? Did you just throw it in the kiln and hope that at the glaze stage you’ll feel brave enough to take on the question of surface? This class is for those of you who feel familiar with the struggle of engaging in the surface-world of ceramics, and want to have a few more techniques to bolster you in your experimentations. Maggie will discuss and demonstrate techniques using slip, terra sigillata, underglaze, carving, and texture on your unfired work.
This workshop is hands-on so come with GREENWARE (unfired clay) in stages ranging from wet to bone dry so you can try out the techniques during the class. For those of you who do not have pieces ready, Radius will have some fun test tiles available for purchase.
This is the first day of the two-part surface decoration series taught by Maggie Boyd. Students can choose to sign up for just one day, or register for both for a discounted rate and a weekend full of fun. Saturday (this workshop) is all about decorating the unfired “greenware” surface. Sunday is all about applying glazes to bisqueware. For those of you adding both Saturday and Sunday workshops to your cart, be sure to use the code MAGGIEBOYD at checkout for $30 off your total.
This workshop is geared towards students with some clay experience but is open to everyone. Bisque firing for up to 5 pieces (6 inches max each) is included. Pieces can be picked up 2 weeks after the workshop, during business hours. All work must be picked up by August 6th.