Archive | March 2016

April 2016 Workshop

Jane Kelsey-Mapel, Home, 2011, porcelaineous stoneware, underglaze, concrete and stainless steel, 34.5 X 18 X 12 inches

Repousse Figure Sculpture and Kiln Fired Surfaces

with Jane Kelsey-Mapel

Scottsdale Artists’ School

3720 North Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ  85251

April 14, 15 and 22, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

$300. + $40. material fee / includes clay, underglaze and firing

Register:  scottsdaleartschool.org or phone (480) 990-1422

During the first two days of the workshop, students will work in water-based clay using the repousse technique of working with clay slabs to create wall masks and small-scale torsos.  Repousse, a term originating from a traditional metal working, technique is a process in which volume and structure are developed by pressing out forms from the back side 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.