CREATIVE MONOPRINTING on SERVING PLATTERS with JILL ROSS MELTZER, June 12 & 19, 2-6 PM
Join us to learn monoprinting techniques for your clay creations!
Monoprinting is a decorative technique that combines printmaking and ceramics for an attention-grabbing surface! In this workshop, you’ll learn how to create one-of-a-kind underglaze decals using low-tech materials and how to print them on serving platters hand-built on your own instant slump mold.
The workshop is suitable for both hand-builders and wheel-throwers alike, and no drawing skills are required. There will be 2 sessions a week apart.
In the first session, students will learn how to create and then print their own, unique underglaze prints and “decals”. Then, in the second session, we’ll construct instant slump molds in any shape desired--round, oval, square, organic, or asymmetric—that will be used as the foundation for making a finished serving platter, ready for printing.
By the end of the workshop, you’ll have the know-how to use underglazes, slips, and newsprint to paint and transfer your own designs to hand-built or wheel-thrown pots. You’ll also know how to make “on-the-spot slump molds” in shapes that best complement your surface decoration.
- 2 Sessions: June 12 & 19, 2-6 PM
- Level: Participants must have experience and a working knowledge of clay. The workshop is suitable for both hand-builders and wheel-throwers, alike.
- Price includes 12 lbs of clay, glazes, bisque firing, and a DCC decorating kit.
- Decorating kit will include three primary colors of underglaze, white slip, 2 slip trailers, 2 Hake brushes, 2 small round brushes, and a plastic syringe.
- Please bring a brown bag lunch.
- Work will be bisque-fired and ready for pick-up 2-3 weeks after the workshop.
- Workshop limited to 12 participants.
IMPORTANT: Everyone entering District Clay must be vaccinated. You will be required to show your vax card or a photo of your card when you arrive at District Clay for your workshop. No entry without proof of vaccination and no refunds for failure to show card. To see more about our COVID 19 responses, please go here.
Current District Clay students and community artists can get a 10% discount by entering the code dccstudent or dccartist (for community artists) when you get to the payment screen. You must also fill in the boxes below to qualify for this discount.
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.