Surface Design “From Making to Glazing” with Lori Theriault
March 23- April 20th Wednesdays Noon-1:30 pm ET
Take your pots, pieces, and forms to the next level with fun and exciting surface design techniques!
Surface design not only sets your work apart, but also create a creative outlet for you that you did not know you were missing. Perhaps you have been intimidated that you are not “that talented” or “can’t draw.” Lori opens the world to surface design in an accessible and inviting way.
After over 20 years making pots and creating embellished surface designs on her pots, Lori Theriault has a treasure trove of approaches to creating pots with interesting and unique surface designs. In the first 2 sessions of this live online class Lori will be sharing some of the throwing and hand building techniques she uses when making pots to create canvas for surface design. Then she will share multiple exciting surface design techniques.
This class will include the considerations when planning designs as well as demonstration of techniques for laying out your design. Lori’s focus will be on functional pots as her canvas. She will cover form and function when planning the decorated pot. Lori will share techniques in throwing forms and decorating on newly thrown, leather hard pots, and bisque ware. Lastly, Lori will touch on glazing pots with embellished surfaces.
Surface design techniques she will cover:
- Multiple ways to use slip
- Fluting and Roping wet clay surfaces for alteration and design
- Block Stenciling and resist
- Mishima and Sgraffito
- Wax Resist
- Using Oxide washes
- Glazing to preserve and enhance your designs
Lori will share her favorite go to tools and her finesse with surface will inspire you to try every technique she shares. Lori will instruct and demonstrate for four weeks and the final week 5 she will lead a discussion and students can share their pots they made during the class.
If you want to explore intentional designs on the surface of your pot then this class is for you.
You will have all the class video recordings for 1 year after the last class or purchase date.