Join crystalline glaze expert Ginny Conrow for a two-day workshop where she will tell you everything she knows - or as much as she can fit in two days! The workshop includes a power point retrospective, demonstrations of crystalline glazing by brushing, dipping and spraying; glaze formulation, glaze schedules and glaze firing; preparing the pieces for firing by making pedestals and saucers to catch glaze drips; and post-firing techniques for grinding and finishing the bottoms. The workshop includes demonstrations of throwing, altering, and handbuilding techniques, with a discussion of forms as they relate to crystalline glazes. I will be preparing, glazing, and firing some pieces Saturday morning so we can unload the kiln on Sunday afternoon and finish the pieces.
*Lunch can be purchased at the Palm Cafe.
Ginny Conrow has been a studio potter for 50 years. Her work has evolved from functional stoneware to decorative porcelain. Her pieces combine a strong interest in form, sculpting the porcelain into out-of-round shapes that are organic, sometimes almost figurative - and surface, spraying layers of glazes to accentuate the curves, shadows and mood of each piece. Ginny has been focusing on crystalline glazes since the mid-90’s.
Ginny has taught workshops in New Zealand, Australia, and Thailand and has travelled throughout the South Pacific and Asia. These breaks from her studio work inspire the artist with energy, color, and form. Ginny continues to integrate the skills and philosophies, people, places, moods and friendships she discovers as she travels and works in other countries and cultures.
In this 2-day workshop we explore the joys of paperclay stoneware. Students will design and build fun customized dishes to serve their favorite foods. Ramen bowls and soup spoons, a spring roll dish with 3 dipping sauces, fruit or berry bowls, multi piece set, sushi or charcuterie, whatever your eating we can get you rolling. Depending on the complexity you can expect to build one, two or three ceramic pots during the workshop. If time allows you can get to coloring too. Do a little food research and bring a few ideas on paper to get a jump on the project.
Paperclay stoneware is perfect for unusual or multi part clay projects. The addition of paper pulp into stoneware acts to help control drying induced cracking and warping. Items can be made lighter and rules can be pushed.