Decorating Workshop with Jill: CREATE A PERSONAL LIBRARY OF DECORATING TECHNIQUES, 4 sessions, Sun 2-5 pm, 5/16-6/6
Our most popular online class is coming home to the District Clay Studio!
During this 4-session master class, you’ll learn a host of new decorative techniques as you explore the art of ornament with advanced teacher Jill Ross Meltzer. Using tiles, you will explore different decorating techniques each week. By workshop’s end, you will have created a permanent library of tiles, with each decorating technique illustrated on a separate tile and available, anytime, for quick reference.
The workshop will focus on greenware decoration. We’ll look at slip techniques, such as sgraffito, mishma, and slip trailing, as well as different approaches to resist decoration, comparing wax, paper, and fabric. Finally, we’ll experiment with combining different techniques to add depth and complexity to your pot’s surface.
Finished tiles can later be mounted for easy reference.
Details: 4 Sessions: Sun, 2-5 pm. May 16, 23, 30 and June 6
Price includes a $15 fee for individual decorator kits and 12 lbs of stoneware clay plus glazing and firing.
Individual decorator kits include: three colors of slip; two slip trailers; wax resist; two Chinese Hake brushes; two nylon brushes and a transfer syringe.
About Jill Ross Meltzer
Jill has taught beginning to advanced wheel throwing for nearly ten years at District Clay and other venues. She also inaugurated - with Liz Lockett and Jon Kerr - District Clay's popular online interactive class schedule in 2020.
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.
jrossmeltzer (at) gmail (dot) com.