This workshop is open to members and non-members. Please phone the studio (892-2701) on Wed eve or Sun morning to put your name down or reply to this blog posting. A few details, including costs, are grant dependant, but we will update this post when we know more information. The information below was provided by Liz Demerson.
Before pottery was in Liz Demerson's life, she received a Bachelor of Arts from the
Workshop Itinerary - Details provided by Liz Demerson
- Making Handbuilt Tableware - cups, plates, platters (45 mins)
- Combining thrown and handbuilt forms. (Throw 2-3 forms and handbuild additions to put together when leather hard. I was thinking: a large bottle, platter, and a teapot (1 hour)
- Making styrofoam molds, slump and hump molds. (1 hour)
- Footing the plates and platters and handling the cups... (45 mins)
- Everyone makes some molds and some plates and platters. (I can bring a bunch of mine if there are some who do not want to cut molds at this time. (2 hours)
- Those making molds Will need: Sheet Styrofoam Insulation (the pink or blue stuff), 1/2 inch thick for smaller pieces like soap and side plates and 1 inch thick plus for bigger items like plates and platters, exacto knife, pen, and black marker, sand paper... I will bring my own knife, marker and pen as well as my clay tools... This is a messy venture as you can imagine, styrofoam tends to be static-y
- Decorating the forms: applying thick slip. (I use thick white slip, the consistency of heavy cream almost whipped. I usually just sieve some porcelain slop) (15 minutes)
- Finishing the wares made on Saturday. (leveling plates and platters, smoothing rims and feet (15 minutes)
- Wrap up... Clean up!