Online Handbuilding with Liz: PAINTING ON CLAY, Wed from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, 4 two hour sessions, 2/24-3/17
Online Handbuilding with Liz: PAINTING ON CLAY
Have you wanted to paint on your pots but been too nervous about your painting or drawing skill? We’ll talk about how to make your vision a beautiful reality and develop your mark making and painting skills. Learn how to build your drawing skills using a notebook and ballpoint pen. We will play with brushes and various tools and make a few of our own!
During the class, you will create the following greenware items to decorate: 4 small plates, 2 cups or one tall vase form, plus 2 tiles for experimentation. Your class fee includes a DCC decorating kit and glazes.
Details: Four sessions, 2 hours each, Wed nights from 6:30-8:30 pm, 2/24-3/17, max 12 students. $175. Includes DCC decorating kit.
You Supply: Piece of canvas or old sheet, paring knife or Exacto knife, old credit card or door key card, rolling pin (you can cover with a sock or sleeve to keep it clean), small piece of sponge, newspaper, plastic trash bag, 2 yard sticks or dowels approximately 3/8ths thick.
Nice to have: Swiffer wet cloths for floor duster to keep floors clean plus a small to medium art brush or small foam crafting brush.
District Clay Supplies: One painting kit (One med sumi brush, 5 small underglaze containers and one Kimberley General 6B or 8B pencil) and 12 lbs of stonewareclay plus bisque and glaze firing.
Zoom and Pick Up Details:
We will leave clay for students that need it outside of District Clay for you to pick up.
Prior to your first class, Liz will send you instructions for setting up your work area and how to sign into Zoom. (You will need to create a Zoom account if you do not have one.)
We will also send you instructions for dropping off work to be fired, final glazing at District Clay and picking up work.
About Liz Lockett:
"My work begins as an exploration of geometry, and my goal is for the form and surface to work together to bring the work alive. Making the work starts with a sketch representing a simple three dimensional form.
It continues with manipulations on paper and in clay to define volume, and finishes with the laying of color from glaze and flame.
Inspiration for my work comes most often from sketches and drawings which explore form and line.
Slabs cut free form, loosely based on the drawings begin the process, an exploration of the corners and lines that define volume. I am constantly striving to recreate the loose freedom of the two dimensional line in three dimensional form.
Pottery, functional not in its connection to sustenance but in its ability to contain space, must still relate to the human body, its surface pleasant to the hand, its form interesting to the eye."
'I am driven by the insatiable pursuit of the “good pot”. Successful in terms of tactile, visual, and functional attributes; lastingly significant when packed with the passion of the maker- reflecting humanity, and contributing to the craft.'