Hone your surface skills and eye for design with world renowned potter Miranda Shackleton Thomas. Thomas will teach participants how to use rhythms, spaces, dividing up shapes and symbolism to help build up patterns.
The first day of this workshop will involve Thomas demonstrating her use of slips, inlay, freehand drawing, carving, brushwork, building, and dissecting patterns. Emphasis will be placed on brush work and exercises will be given to become familiar with all types of brushes and the stokes produced on paper, and later in the day, progressing onto pots. The second day invites participants gain confidence in applying the demonstrated surface techniques to their own pots. Participants will be invited to bring leather-hard and bisque pots with them to try their hand with techniques shown.
$150 for those enrolled in a Summer 2019 course at the Ceramics Program
$100 for Harvard graduate students
$200.00 for those not already enrolled in a course
Free for Harvard College undergraduate students