INTENSIVE 5/1 : Make your own Texture Mats, Sprigs, Stamps and Rollers with Vicki Lynn Wilson
Three techniques will be presented for making unique and interesting impressions on your pots.
1) Choose a texture mat design to reproduce in silicone or mold from your own approved design or texture (very low relief, like the bricks pictured). Fabric can only be used if it has been prepared in advance to be non-porous. Other non porous materials like beads, stones and seashells work well.
2) Create a small clay design to be transferred into a plaster sprig or stamp. This design should be no larger than a few inches and have no undercuts (like the bee pictured)
3)Create a clay texture roller (to be fired and picked up later). Some textures will be provided to work with.
If you come prepared with a design or textures to reproduce, you may be able to make all three types of stamps!
Wednesday 5/1, 6:30-9pm, Materials included. Ages 16 and older.
Max 12 students per sessions
Vicki Lynn Wilson is a 2019 resident artist at District Clay. She holds a BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art and an MFA from Portland State University, both in Sculpture. Vicki grew up in Virginia and, at age 16, began a three year apprenticeship to bronze and stone sculptor, Retha Walden-Gambaro. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University for a year of Foundation Art before moving to Oregon to finish school. After receiving her BFA, Vicki worked for theatrical prop and costume shop, Michael Curry Design , and was a member of Blackfish Gallery for 5 years. At Blackfish, Vicki curated the 2004 show “The Locals”, and had a solo installation exhibit titled “Love in the Wild” in 2006.
Vicki’s work has also been shown in Portland at Gallery Homeland, Froelick Gallery, Tryon Creek State Park and the Portland Building Installation Space. Nationally her work has been shown in OR, NY, MA, TN, VA and AZ.
Vicki has been collaborating on public and private commissions with her husband, John Larsen, for over a decade. The team has completed several permanent installations including the Oregon Zoo and Main Street Oregon City. Vicki has been teaching Sculpture, Ceramics, Drawing and Design in Oregon colleges since 2005 and was a 2017 artist in residence at Cub Creek Foundation in Appomattox, Va.