Sgraffito & the Narrative Surface
The technique of sgraffito has a long history in ceramics, yet is a lively and popular technique today. Sgraffito involves covering a clay surface with a contrasting slip or underglaze and carving through to reveal the clay color underneath. Kathy has used this technique in her work for more than 20 years to express personal narrative and identity and to tell stories. Participants will explore and build their own vocabulary of imagery and ideas on handbuilt and wheel thrown forms. Kathy will share an array of tips and tricks on how to transfer images, what tools to use, and will discuss how to finish the work to preserve freshness of the lines. All levels welcome.
NOTE: No firing this session, but some work may be eligible for post workshop bisque firing. See details here.