Learn how templates can help you to improve the design of your pieces and enhance your efficiency. Participants in this hand building workshop will learn how to create templates for a variety of projects including making a set of matching cups, a vase, and lidded jars. We will also create some plaster texture templates using found objects and our own clay creations. A significant aspect of the workshop includes in-depth experimentation with surface decoration techniques using under glazes, and drawing through wax. Participants will also spend time creating their own stencils and carving stamps.
Course cost: $665 Supply fee: $7 STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Tuition includes lunch and daily snacks and is inclusive of all applicable taxes.
MARNEY McDIARMID is a self-taught potter with an MA in Oral History and an “all but dissertation” PhD in Cultural Studies. Since the mid 1990s she has been creating densely patterned handbuilt pieces out of porcelain, renowned for their grace and whimsy. Marney maintains an active studio practice and enjoys teaching at guilds, colleges, and for private workshops. In addition to her ceramic practice, Marney is actively engaged in social justice issues and is also a founding member of the Kingston Stilting Troupe.
She has exhibited work at Wall Space, the Ontario Craft Gallery, the View Gallery, Jonathan Bancroft-Snell and has been featured in the National Post and in Lark Books’ 500 Prints on Clay. She recently was awarded “Best In Show” at the 2017 FUSION Clay and Glass exhibit. You can find her work at galleries in Ottawa, Toronto, Almonte, and Kingston and online at makeanddo.
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