Clay Vessels with Jennifer Hill
Clay Vessels Inspired by Forms in Nature
Instructor: Jennifer Hill
Week 2: August 6 - 12, 2023
Participants will learn exciting variations of ancient hand building techniques to create clay vessels with surfaces inspired by natural forms and textures. We begin with small maquettes to “sketch” out ideas while discussing what forms interest each individual, then move onto full sized vessels based on classic hand-building processes with suggestions to personalize the forming process. I will provide terra sigilatta, a super fine clay slip, which students hand burnish onto the pieces to create a finished but natural looking surface, and underglaze washes to add color in a naturalistic manner. Students will be able to bisque/low fire some pieces by the week's end.
Class Material Fee $30 (to be paid directly to the instructor)
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Jennifer Hill is a studio artist and freelance instructor in Southern Oregon. Earning a BFA and MFA in ceramics lead to teaching in colleges and art centers across the country for over 20 years. Her work is greatly influenced from living on Kauai for several years and she has attended art residencies in places as diverse as Rome, Italy and Missoula, Montana.
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