Archive | October 2015

Scottsdale Artists’ School Workshop

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Repoussé Figure Sculpture and Kiln Fired Surfaces with Jane Kelsey-Mapel

October 15,16 & 23, 2015, 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Registration Deadline:  Thursday, October 8th
Tuition:  $300 + $40 Material Fee/ includes clay, glazes and firing
All Skill Levels
Register:  http://www.ScottsdaleArtSchool.org or phone (480) 990-1422

During the first two days of the workshop, students will work in water-based clay using the repoussé technique of working with clay slabs to create wall masks and small-scale torsos. Repoussé, a term originating from a traditional metalworking, technique is a process in which volume and structure are developed by pressing out forms from the backside of the slab. The clay comes to life, acting like skin as it stretches over one’s fingers. Students will be encouraged to work loosely, responding expressively and intuitively to the clay.
The pieces will be bisque fired for the following Friday when students will apply translucent underglazes as washes and stains similar to watercolor painting. Jane will show examples and discuss a variety of fired surface decorating techniques. The pieces will receive their final firing and be ready for pick-up after the workshop.

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