Creating a Personal Library of Decorative Techniques with Jill: 4 sessions, $145, July 16, 23, 30 & Aug 6, 7-9 pm
In this 4 session online interactive class beginning Thursday night, July 16, you’ll learn a host of decorative techniques as you explore the art of ornament with Jill Ross Meltzer.
By the end of this class, you will have a new library of decorative techniques that you can call your own. If needed, DCC decorating kits are available for purchase.
Focusing on greenware, Jill will cover a variety of exciting decorating techniques including slip trailing; colored slips; paper, fabric and wax resists; stencils; sgraffito; mishma; sprigs; stamps; incising; carving; and water etching.
After learning each technique, you’ll record your interpretation of it onto a tile. By session’s end, your collection of tiles will become a personal library of decorating techniques, each separately illustrated, explained, and labeled for your reference. Finished tiles can later be mounted.
How it works: You sign up for Zoom and we will send you a link for your interactive online class. If you need to pick up clay or wish to purchase a decorating kit, please indicate below. Jill will be sending students a list of other items from home necessary to participate in the class.
Class dates: July 16, 23, 30 & Aug 6, 7-9 pm.
District Clay Supplies:
If desired, a DCC decorating kit will be provided for an additional $15 (this is an add on fee). Your kit includes includes three colors of slip, wax resist, 2 slip trailers, 2 Hake brushes, 2 nylon brushes, one round and one flat, and a transfer pipette. District Clay will bisque and glaze fire your work.
Also, if needed, 12 lbs of clay can be picked up from District Clay.
- Please indicate whether you want the kit and if you need clay when you check out.
About Jill Ross Meltzer:
A Studio Artist at the District Clay Center, Jill has taught beginning to advanced wheel throwing for over seven years.
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.