The Clay Surface with Nicci Parry-Jones
This hands-on workshop explores various decoration methods from raw to onglaze methods. Attendees will experiment with underglaze, resists, stencils, water etching, tissue transfers, sprigs and more.
There are infinite ways to decorate the clay surface. It can be done when the clay is soft, leather hard, bone dry, bisqued and after it has been glazed. It can be glazed and have decoration added and fired a third time with lustres and decals.
This workshop explores various decoration methods to apply to clay from the raw surface to onglaze methods. Attendees are invited to bring along greenware to experiment on with underglaze colours, water etching, tissue transfers, sgraffito through a resist and more. We will look at surface treatments on leather hard clay like carving, sprigging, stamping, inlay, applying slip and impressions with texture. Demonstrations will also be given on glazed pieces with decals and the process of applying lustre explained.
Many of these techniques are more successful with good planning, and Nicci recommends using a visual art diary as a valuable tool for designing, recording ideas and process and what glaze you will use.
A Materials list will be supplied prior to workshop. You will need 3-4 pieces of both leather hard and bone dry cone 5-6 fine white clay.
Morning and Afternoon tea provided – BYO lunch or lunch to share.