Surfaces: From Clay to Glaze w. Maureen Mills (2 Day Hands On Workshop) AUG

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Surfaces: From Clay to Glaze w. Maureen Mills (2 Day Hands On Workshop) AUG

160.00

2-Day Hands on Workshop
Saturday & Sunday August 18th-19th, 2018


10:00am - 4:00pm

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If you’ve been afraid to think beyond just making forms, then this is the workshop for you. In this two day hands on workshop, students will have an opportunity to explore a variety of surface techniques on leather hard clay and then, using some of the same techniques and even more, we’ll explore the possibilities for creating glaze surfaces too. If you have leather hard and or bisque ware to bring, that will be great for developing personal style. Otherwise we’ll practice on slabs and tiles and you can try the techniques on personal forms later!

Learn more about instructor, Maureen Mills in three questions...

What is the best advice you can give when it comes to surface design?
Be inquisitive about everything!

Where do you find inspiration?
I love fabric and pattern. I enjoy the challenge of designing forms that fit the kiln I'm firing in too.

What is your all time favorite part of making pottery?
I love making teapots. Assembling forms and parts that work well together, each choice informing the next one. The assembling of forms whether boxes or teapots require solid handbuilding skills and balancing wheel-work with off-wheel work is quite satisfying. 

BIO
Having received her MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Maureen Mills moved to Portsmouth, NH where she works in her studio with her husband Steven Zoldak making slip decorated stoneware and porcelain, firing in gas and wood burning kilns. She serves as a chair of the ceramics department at the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, NH while exhibiting regularly in juried and invitational exhibitions across the country. In 2004/2005 Maureen received the Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation in 2012 and was named New Hampshire Council on the Arts Fellow.