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Photo/Graphic Imaging on Clay Workshop

Photo/Graphic Imaging on Clay - 2007

Our original instructor for this session informed us he will not be available to teach. We received his message at 10:00 am on Tuesday July 31st, arranged for alternate instructors, and posted the revised session description at 2:30 pm that day. What a flurry of phone calls! We are extremely grateful to everyone that is teaching, and to everyone that spoke with us today and offered a sympathetic ear and suggestions as we scurried to deal with the situation that was handed to us.

Kathy, Michael, and Stacey will be all of the material described in the initial session description, and adding in a lot of other entertaining and informative material as well. We love them. We truly adore them. They are leaping into action in a show of potterly solidarity to bring you a whirlwhind tour d' force of techniques for imagery and narrative.

The specific agenda follows the initial session description below.

Original Workshop Description

The instructor will survey different techniques for transferring photos and graphics onto clay. Participants will gain a thorough understanding of the different tools available for creating permanent imagery on functional and decorative clay objects. We will demonstrate proper application techniques, and will share information about sourcing supplies and his approach to gathering imagery. Participants will learn about processing images for digital to clay transfer, producing photo silkscreens, creating decals, and direct printing onto clay using slips, underglaze, and china paint. We will also cover monoprinting on clay, laser print decals, and the use of photo EZ Print. The session will focus on using these technologies to enhance well-crafted objects with imagery and narrative to express a range of personal concerns and ideas.

Friday August 3, 2007, 7:00 PM
Narratives on Clay, Slide Lecture by Kathy King

Kathy King will present and discuss the work of contemporary ceramicists who utilize narrative imagery in their work. The slideshow will be followed by a potluck cookout/dinner. Bring your favorite beverage, and something to grill or share for dinner.

Saturday August 4, 2007, 10:00 - 5:00
Kathy King Picks Up the Ball and Runs With It!

Kathy King demonstrates scanning images and printing decals, applying decals, producing photo silkscreens, and screen printing on clay using slips, underglaze, and china paint. Kathy will also demonstrate sgraffito technique and china painting.

Kathy King's website with bio, images and more.

Kathy King's 2004 workshop at MudFire with artist info and images.

Sunday August 5, 2007, 10:00 - 1:00
Michael Schmidt on Developing Imagery for Transfer

Michael Schmidt will trek up from Valdosta, Georgia to share his thoughts on laser transfers with a strong focus on how to develop imagery, gather source material, manipulate it on the computer, and output images suitable for use as transfers. He will also share other techniques he uses in his work including a quick primer on slipcasting parts for incorporation.

Michael Schmidt's website with bio, images, VSU ceramics program info, and more!

Sunday August 5, 2007, 2:00 - 5:00
Stacey Stanhope on Drawing and Wax Resist Techniques

One of MudFire's all-time top selling artists reveals how she does it from brainstorming, composition, and drawing, to finally realizing the image on clay. Stacey will also present a quick slideshow on her work and influences.

Stacey Stanhope is a studio potter in Marietta, Georgia. She graduated from Berry College with a BA in Painting & Ceramics and earned an MFA in Ceramics from Wichita State University. She exhibits throughout the Southeast and teaches workshops.

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Artist talk w/slides
August 3, 2007, 7:00 pm
Free to the public
Two day Workshop
August 4-5, 2007
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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