ONLINE WORKSHOP: Making Platters using a Book and a Chair! with Jill Ross Meltzer. Mon, May 18, 6:30-8:30 pm
In this 2 hour online workshop, you’ll learn to make textured trays and platters with the new and innovative “Shelter-in-Place Press Mold Technique”.
Everything you need is readily available at home-- a paper back book, the seat of a chair and anything that makes an impression in clay. Students who made “Rolling Wheel Stamps” will find them especially useful for this technique.
We will arrange for you to be able to drop off your finished pieces for bisque firing (only) following the workshop.
Max 12 students. Monday, May 18th, 6:30-8:30 pm. This workshop can be recorded by participants for further review.
For Making the Platters:
- 5 lbs of clay (or District Clay can supply)
- a brown paper bag cut open
- a morning newspaper, preferably read
- your favorite paper back book
- a thick chair cushion
- a rolling pin or wine bottle (corked, partially drunk or recently emptied)
- a 12” ruler
- a sharp paring knife
- a Sharpie
- scotch tape
- a hair dryer
For Decorating the Platters:
Anything that can make an impression. Some suggestions:
- two pencils: one sharp, one dull
- an ink pen you can take apart
- a Sharpie
- Phillips and straight head screwdriveers
- screws with different head
- two knives: one sharp, one dull
- any lid with ridges
- bobby pins
- paper clips
- different sewing needles
- thin round paintbrush
District Clay supplies:
Clay*: We will supply 5 lbs of clay if you need it. Please check the box below indicating that you need clay. We will notify you when the clay is available for pick up.
100% of the proceeds from this class go to paying District Clay basic operating expenses and our most in need teachers. Thank you!
Jill has taught beginning to advanced wheel throwing for over eight years, including over the last year at District Clay.
Before moving to DC, she was an Associate at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia and a professional member of the Potters Guild in Wallingford, PA. Jill graduated with a degree in Ceramics from The George Washington University/Corcoran School of Art and has attended many workshops around the country. In her previous life, Jill was a practicing attorney in DC.
Jill’s primary interest is in making functional one-of-a-kind serving pieces with a decided bent towards the decorative. Harmonizing the demands of utility with those of imparting some measure of magic to everyday things is a challenge she finds inspiring.