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Images on Clay

Sat January 25, 2020, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

There are numerous easy, low-tech methods for transferring your photographs and drawings onto pottery. Join artist Marney McDiarmid for an afternoon exploration of transferring images and patterns onto clay. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to put their own designs onto pots by drawing through wax in multiple layers, using a carbon paper transfer technique, and a photocopy transfer technique. The afternoon will end with a short demo of using underglazes like watercolors to decorate pieces once they have been bisque fired.

  • Intermediate to advanced
  • Ages 18+
  • Museum will provide: exacto knife, sponge, pencil, black underglaze, brushes, pottery wax and dust masks

Participants, please bring:

  • One or two green ware cylinders
  • 4 x green ware tiles (min 5”x5”)
  • Photographs that you would like to transfer onto pots and/or some drawings printed onto regular copy paper. Some imagery will also be provided by the instructor.

Please note: This is a technique class and the completed pieces will not be fired at the museum.

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This class is non-refundable and non-transferable.




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Marney McDiarmid

Marney McDiarmid is a self-taught ceramic artist with an MA in Oral History and five years of a PhD in Cultural Studies. Since the mid 1990s she has been creating lushly decorated hand-built pieces out of porcelain, renowned for their grace and whimsy. Marney’s work has appeared in the Lark series “Prints on Clay” and in the November 2019 issue of Ceramics Monthly. In 2017 she was awarded “Best in Show” at the FUSION Clay and Glass exhibit in Toronto,…

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