In this workshop students will discover the fundamental concepts and techniques for ceramic surface decoration. We will begin by learning to create patterns ideal for stencil designs from drawings, found imagery and vector shapes. Using a Klic-N-Kut Zing Air Die Cutter we will generate custom paper and tyvek stencil sheets. Next we will experiment with applying pattern to form using the stencil sheets for paper resist, mishima, and sgraffito with underglaze on greenware. We will give special consideration to the 6 principles of design [balance, contrast, emphasis, movement, pattern, rhythm, and unity/variety] and how these visual tools can enhance the overall composition to create impactful imagery on clay work. Focusing on idea development and skill building, we will work small and invest different design solutions with each piece.
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