WAITLIST AMAZING SURFACES: Glaze Spraying, Slip Decoration & Microcrystalline Glaze Firing w/Chris Lively, 11/10-11
THIS REGISTRATION IS FOR Chris Lively WAITLIST ONLY
During this workshop, Chris Lively will teach you the fundamentals of glaze spraying, microcrystalline glaze application and slip decorating techniques. Each of these areas will add drama and excitement to your work.
On the first day, students will learn how to apply and layer glazes using a spray gun to create a dramatic and exciting glaze surface. To do this they will utilize microcrystalline glazes, which cause tiny crystals to develop on the glaze surface, and learn how to apply these beautiful glazes. The second day of workshop students will get a chance to learn multiple slip decorating techniques which can further deepen your surface treatments. Here is Chris about his inspiration for using slip:
"Slip decoration has been a favorite surface decoration method for many years and, over time, using gravity began to play a large role in the way I would apply my slip. My slip technique mimics the valley and mountain landscape I find at home in southwestern Virginia. In every work, I see peaks and ridges of far off mountains cut by wide rivers. I see my glaze design as another element to my landscape story. The glaze runs and pools over the surface of my work mimicking the way water rushes over the rocks in the river." Chris Lively
First Day 9-5 pm
-9 am Introduction to spraying, micro-crystalline glazes and demo.
-10-3 or 4 Students prep work and begin spraying
-4 to 5 pm Load and fire kiln.
Second Day 9-12:30 pm*
-Students explore different slip techniques on the potter's wheel, using various ribs and brushes to create dramatic textures on their pots.
*instruction ends at 12:30 pm; participants may continue to work at DCC until 3 pm. note: lunch is not provided on the second day.
Students should bring:
- 5- 10 bisque white stoneware or porcelain cone 6-8. 8 inch maximum height.
- Paper mask for spraying
- Slip decorating- 3- 5 leather hard pieces, plastic cup, 1-3 inch brush, optional flexible rubber rib.
District Clay provides spray booth and gun, microcrystaline glazes, and porcelain slips. Also includes microcrystalline glaze firing and bisque firing for slip decorated pieces. Lunch on the first day is also provided. This workshop has a maximum of 8 participants.
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Chris Lively is a ceramic artist creating wheel-thrown functional ceramics with porcelain. He’s currently an adjunct faculty teaching ceramics at Marymount University. He earned his Master of Fine Arts with a concentration in ceramics from Radford University. Chris has exhibited work from North Carolina to California and has been published in books and magazines, including Pottery Making Illustrated. He won “Best in Show” at the Teabowl National Juried show in Kansas City, Missouri. Chris’ work has also been juried in exhibits such as “Strictly Functional Pottery National” and “Beyond the Brickyard” at the Archie Bray Foundation.