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Carolyn Dorr

Indianapolis, Indiana, September 23-25, 2011 | Functional Ceramics + Beyond

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FUNCTIONAL CERAMICS + BEYOND

September 23-25, 2011

Indianapolis, Indiana

Hosted by AMACO/brent

 

 

Mark Your Calendar and Register Today!

 

 

 

SPACE IS LIMITED

 

REGISTER AND LEARN MORE HERE

http://ceramicartsda...ceramics-beyond

Featured Artists:

 

Tom Lucas, Brooke Noble, Don Reitz, Nan Rothwell, McKenzie Smith

and AMACO® Technical and Professional Ceramic Artist staff.

 

 

 

Functional is Beautiful

Making functional pots is challenging, inspiring and satisfying. Where else can you enjoy something from the moment you start to make it, and each time you use it? Whether you’re serving cool drinks from a pitcher, soup in a bowl or fruit on a platter, functional pieces complement your food and reveal your sense of style. Each of our presenters have developed their own functional style–some steeped in tradition and others going a step beyond. No matter how simple or utilitarian, this conference takes you past the every day function of a piece by paying tribute to the elegant union between surface and form.

 

What will you learn?

 

 

  • Learn how images can be transferred onto function forms using printmaking techniques such as lithography, screenprinting and relief.
  • Discover how to highlight the printed images on clay with transparent glazes and wax-resist.
  • Methods of creating forms that will be discussed are: simple wheel throwing, wet handbuilding on the wheel head, soft-slab construction, slip casting, and coil-building/pinching technique used to create texture
  • Learn how to embellish the surface with these techniques: mishima, sgraffito, thermofax “screen-printingâ€, shellac resist, slip trailing, plaster image transfer, the use of text and font, using templates for slip application, as well as some glazing tips.
  • Starting from wheel thrown components, learn multiple ways to alter their shapes and add texture with the following techniques: faceting with a wiggle wire while the wheel is stationary and moving, creating square and oval forms, and stretching the surface to create a parched-earth texture.
  • How to work larger on the wheel, including how to center larger amounts of clay in stages, and how to grow a pot by adding then throwing successive rings of clay.
  • Explore a variety of wheel thrown functional ware including altered pots.
  • Develop techniques on how to use slips, wax and glaze that turn functional work into decorative art.
  • And so much more…

REGISTER AND LEARN MORE HERE

http://ceramicartsda...ceramics-beyond

 

 

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