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Ceramic Tile Making and Surface Design

  • 28 Jul 2024
  • 31 Jul 2024
  • 2 sessions
  • 28 Jul 2024, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • 31 Jul 2024, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM (EDT)
  • ArtWaves
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Ceramic Tile Making and Surface Design

Students will roll out slabs of clay and use tile cutters to create 4”x 4” tiles. The tile will be used as a canvas to learn several surface design techniques: sgraffito, paper stencil resist, texture, slip trailing and mishima. Each technique can be used on its own or can be combined to create intricate unique surfaces. Each technique requires several specific tools. The instructor will provide a variety of tools for class use. Student tiles will be dried and bisque fired. On Wednesday July 31, students will return and glaze each tile with a clear ceramic glaze. Instructor will glaze fire tiles, completed tiles will be available to pick up on the following Saturday.

Meet the Artist:

Susan Keller  is a masterful ceramic artist and studio potter with an impressive creative career spanning 25 years. Based in the vibrant city of San Antonio, Texas, Susan's distinctive pieces are celebrated for their unique blend of functionality, artistry, and bold design.  A graduate of Texas State University, Susan holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in ceramics. Armed with her formal education and boundless creativity, Susan embarked on her career as a studio potter, setting up her thriving practice in the heart of San Antonio. Susan is teaching Hand Building with Clay  on July 27 and July 31 as well as Ceramic Tile Making and Surface Design on July 28 and July 31.

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