Skin Deep: What the Surface Reveals (Register by September 22)
October 22, 2019 - October 23, 2019
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
This workshop offers an in-depth, hands-on exploration into unusual approaches to surface decoration as they’re applied to functional pottery, whether it’s hand-built or thrown.
• Colored slip inlay
• Cutting stencils from Tyvek
• Stretched slabs
• Liquid latex and wax resist
• Custom-made deer-tail brushes for slip and resist
• Fashioning clay tools out of common materials and modifying existing ones to suit specific needs
The idea is to let the process show in the work, keeping in mind if we keep out of clay’s way, the material will reveal its true nature and the results will remain fresh and lively. Myths will be busted and secrets revealed. These techniques will interest hand-builders and throwers alike.
Supplies to bring
Students should bring:
– Their usual complement of clay tools, including pin tool, fettling knife, scoring tool, etc.
– X-acto knife or similar, fitted with a new blade
– “Self-healing” cutting mat, 9 x 12 or larger (cheap at most hobby/craft stores)
– 18 inch rolling pin
– An empty plastic squeeze bottle, 12 oz. or so, like for ketchup/mustard at a picnic. You can find these at Walmart, Target and cookware stores.
– One or more bisqued pieces to be decorated. Firing can be arranged after the workshop.
About the instructor
Hayne Bayless is a studio potter in Ivoryton, CT. In college he managed to avoid any academic involvement with clay, and in 1992 he quit a perfectly good job at a newspaper to make pots. Hayne’s work has been shown at the American Craft Museum and he’s been a frequent exhibitor at the Smithsonian Craft Show and the Philadelphia Museum Craft Show. He’s taught at more than 70 workshop venues in the U.S. and abroad, and his work has been published in “Objects for Use” by Paul Smith, “Design Language” by Tim McCreight, “Studio Potter” journal, “Clay: A Studio Handbook” by Vince Pitelka, “The Extruder Book” by Daryl Baird, and a number of Lark publications.
Location and Parking
Our School is located at 26 Liberty Street. Museum School students and visitors may park in the museum lots in front and back of Griswold house, or on Liberty Street. Cars parked in the other lots risk being ticketed.
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