A Sense of Narrative: Image Transfer Techniques on Clay

June 25, 2018 - June 29


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A Sense of Narrative: Image Transfer Techniques on Clay

Students will begin by hand building a number of simple forms on which to explore slip decorating techniques. After a review of the more traditional slip decorating techniques students will prepare their screen, and be lead through the creation of a transparency with which to “burn” their own photo silkscreen. While learning about readily available products and simple methods to make photo silk screens in their own studios, participants will explore different methods of creating slip transfers including mono-printing, block printing, and using their new screens to print on to paper. They will then transfer those images to their pieces to create a sense of narrative on the surface of their work, building up layers of information for their final compositions. The pieces will be fired to mid temperature in an electric kiln, but uses of imagery in alternative firings will be discussed. The work will then be bisque fired and glazed in time for a critique session at the end of the week.

Course cost: $665   Supply fee: TBD     STUDENT SUPPLY LIST

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Tuition includes lunch and daily snacks as is inclusive of all applicable taxes.


CHRIS SNEDDEN has been a potter for over 30 years in London, Ontario, Canada. He began his studies after high school at Bealart where he fell in love with clay. Chris went on to study at Georgian College in Barrie and has since worked in almost every facet of the pottery business, from building electric kilns, teaching courses and workshops across the province, and producing gift ware and ceramic artwork for the international market. Chris has also completed numerous private commissions for everything from liturgical pieces to commemorative plaques and recognition awards. Currently, Chris is Director of Artistic Programming at the London Clay Art Centre, is a Ceramics Professor at Lambton College in Sarnia, Ontario and serves as President for FUSION: The Ontario Clay and Glass Association. His work is shown at galleries across Ontario and he continues to teach, give workshops, and develop his award winning work.

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