Sculpture using Mesh & Slips

June 22 - 23


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Sculpture using Mesh & Slips

WEEKEND ONE (2-days): June 22 – 23, 2019   Classes run 9 am – 4 pm daily and students are welcome to stay late in their studio.

Sculpture using Mesh & Slips

Students will be introduced to a variety of techniques used to achieve a unique look in nature based pieces that will involve learning a completely new technique in ceramic sculpture that the instructor has been developing over several years now and would like to share with other artists.

Students will be given a wire mesh screen to manipulate into their desired shapes and the shapes are then dipped into a large bucket of slip clay and after 2 to 3 coats, the piece is hung to dry. The result is a very interesting surface of large and small cracks created by the tension between the drying shrinking clay and the solid steel mesh.  There is also a natural oxide colouring that occurs from the metal rust while drying. After firing the pieces have a resemblance to bone or bark depending upon the shapes created before coating in clay.

Students will also be introduced to some slip clay techniques the instructor uses on some of her most popular work.

All levels welcome

  • STUDENT SUPPLY LIST (Click HERE): All students are responsible for bringing their own supplies but for this class, most supplies will be provided.
  • COURSE COST: $316 (Covers $291 tuition and $25 in material fees)

Tuition includes daily lunch and snacks.  Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars and are inclusive of all applicable taxes. An accommodation package, which includes breakfast and dinner is available separately. Click here for further details.

Tina Fyfe

The main subject of interest for Tina and what she keeps returning to is sculpture inspired by the natural world, the oceans and forests that surround her on Vancouver Island.

Throughout her career as a ceramic artist, she has made several transformation from experimenting with combining unconventional materials primarily for textured effects. More recently, she has been absorbed in working with wire mesh and slip clay, finding completely new techniques that best express the complicated and contradictory aspects of the natural world. She continues to make work that inspires these feelings in others and shows them something new.


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Classes are open to students at least 19 years of age at the start of their registered workshop


Refunds will be issued within 30 days of confirmed receipt of MISSA’s online withdrawal form and will be processed through PayPal.

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BEFORE April 15: for each course withdrawal, a refund inclusive of tuition and any applicable supply fee will be issued, minus a $50 admin fee.

AFTER April 15: for each course withdrawal, a tuition credit for MISSA 2020 will be issued, minus a $50 admin fee. Any applicable supply fee will be refunded. As a courtesy, a full refund will be issued if withdrawal application is received within 48 hours of an initial purchase (up until June 7, 2019).

If MISSA must cancel a workshop, a full refund (tuition, supply fee and accommodation) will be issued. Transferring into another workshop is a possibility. On-Campus accommodations can be canceled at any time prior to arrival and will be refunded within 30 days after receipt of the cancellation form.