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Papercuts: Stenciling on Ceramic Surface

Week 2: August 11-17, 2024 
​Instructor: Adrienne Eliades

Class Material Fee: $45
Clay Fee: $28


About the Workshop

Looking to enhance your ceramic forms? Approaching clay surface as canvas, we will practice decorative resist processes using paper, vinyl, tape and wax with underglaze. Daily demonstration and hand-ons learning exercises will guide students to work small, emphasizing skill-building and image idea development. We will use the potter’s wheel and the slab hand-building technique to make a range of pottery forms including, cups, mugs, bowls and plates optimal for stenciling on surface decoration. Student can expect to leave with many new proficiencies, bisque-fired pots and glaze-fired tiles to mid-range temperature. Previous experience with clay will be helpful. Open to all levels.

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About Adrienne Eliades

Adrienne Eliades is a studio potter and educator living in Vancouver, Washington. She earned a B.A. in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2008 and an MFA from University of Florida in 2016. Adrienne has been artist-in-residence at Ash Street Project in Portland, Oregon, Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark and the Bright Angle in Asheville, North Carolina. Her works and writing are featured in numerous publications including UPPERCASE Magazine, Craft in America, Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated. Ceramics Monthly named her an Emerging Artist in 2018. In addition to maintaining a vibrant studio practice, Adrienne is the HOT CLAY Program Coordinator for Idyllwild Arts Summer Program in Idyllwild, California and has presented over 25 workshops nationwide.

Learn more about Adrienne on her website:

Instructor will provide:

  • 1 Ream Tree Free Sugarcane-based Copy Paper, 8 ½ x 11

  • 1 Tyvek Roll, White – 24” x 150’

  • 1 Orcal 651 Vinyl Roll, 12” wide x 15’ long

  • 5 Cricut Standard Grip Cutting Mat – 12” x 12” (2pc)

  • AMACO Underglazes, assortment of colors 

  • Cone 6 Clear Glaze – Zinc Free 

  • 1 pint Forbes Wax Resist

What students should bring:


  • 5-8 samples of inspiring patterns (nature, design, fabric, etc.) *Note: can be physical objects or digital collections – ex. photos or pinterest board

  • 15+ samples of inspiring photos, drawings, literature, music, etc.

  • Xacto knife with *#11 blades

  • 1” – 1.5” Hake Slip brush (2-3)

  • Various soft bristle brushes

  • Mudtools *red rib

  • Sketchbook

  • Pencils, pens, and sharpies (fine tip)

  • Apron

  •  2 hand towels

  • sponge

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