Participants in this hands-on workshop will explore a process for making densely patterned porcelain bowls. Students will examine how to build pattern and meaning into pieces by using a range of different surface treatments. The workshop will include experimentation with a range of surface decoration techniques including the use of bisque tiles, stamps, drawing through wax, printing with underglazes, patterning with stencils, and photocopy transfer.
Course Fee: $280 Supply/Glaze Fee: $7 Student Supply List: MCDIARMID_StudentSupplies2017
Tuition includes lunch and daily snacks. Prices include 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 hand built 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. She has exhibited work at Wall Space (Ottawa, ON), the Ontario Craft Gallery (Toronto, ON), the View Gallery (Old Forge, NY), Jonathan Bancroft-Snell (London, ON) and has been featured in the National Post and in Lark Books’ 500 Prints on Clay. You can find her work at galleries in Ottawa, Toronto, Almonte, Kingston, and online at the Canadian Ceramics: Make & Do
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