The Mishima Technique (Register by March 23)

March 31, 2020 - May 5, 2020

5 Weeks

Tuesdays 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Taught by Chris Herron

Mishima is a technique that creates extremely fine lines and intricate designs on your pots. It is achieved by incising lines into the pot surface, then inlaying colored slip or underglaze into the main clay body of a pot.
In this class we will be hand building our own spirit (whiskey or sake) bottle, cup & funnel sets and then ornamenting them by using the Mishima technique.

*No class April 14th*

Supplies to bring
sketch book, pencil, permanent fine point marker, ruler, scissors, cone 6 white bodied clay purchased from the studio, smooth square of old sheet or fine canvas (2’x2′ aprox), red rubber rib needle tool and/or x-acto knife, smooth round clay sponge, plastic plate, 1” soft bristled brush (Hake), container for water

About the instructor
Christine Herron has designed original, hand made products for her company Red Chair Studio for over twenty six years. She studied illustration at Rhode Island School of Design where she honed her eye for detail and developed her love of color and form.

In all of her creative endeavors, it is the uncommon use of color and love of the natural world that remains central to Christine’s work. Her work has taken many forms over the years. Hand painted garden products, fiber reactive dyed silk, beaded gemstone and leather jewelry, egg tempera, watercolor and oil painting and hand built clay vessels are all part of her creative output. New materials always present an exciting challenge for this creative spirit.

Currently she is busy creating various functional pots. Her hand built mugs, cups and dishes are like the rest of her work, colorful, quirky and reflecting her love of nature.

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.

Education Policies
Please review our policies and procedures here before the start of class.