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Creating a Dynamic Layered Surface with Speedball Professional Artist Network Partner Renee LoPresti

April 6, 2022


In this two day workshop, we will focus on developing surface composition by layering underglazes and glaze directly onto leatherhard clay. Custom paper and reusable die-cut vinyl stencils will be used to create layered patterns, shapes, and detailed imagery. Students will be able to explore these techniques directly onto their own wheel-thrown or hand-built surfaces. The techniques and materials used during this workshop have the flexibility to be fired to any temperature/atmosphere.

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Call (318) 473.2670 or visit www.https://www.riveroaksartscenter.com/workshops for more information.

Detailed Description:
Day One
We will begin by working through all of the decorating techniques on a leather hard slab ( to be rolled/prepared by myself on Friday evening). At the end of the first day, the decorated slabs will be pressed onto MDF drape molds (GR pottery forms provided by me), to transform the slabs into trays/plates.

Day Two
*Each student will need to bring 2-3 [soft] leather hard pieces for which we will decorate on the second day.
We will use the techniques (learned on day one) on these leather hard wheel thrown or hand-built pieces. Participants are encouraged to use the techniques in ways that explore their individual voice as an artist.

Supply List:
Leather hard work-
Please bring 2 soft leather hard pieces (small to medium size/ approx. 1-3 lbs each, handbuilt or wheel thrown, preferably taller than they are wide) with you to decorate on the second day (Sunday). Any clay will work with these decorating techniques, but a dark clay will give the most immediate results. If you only have access to/typically work with a light colored clay, this will also work but just takes a couple extra steps to get the contrast for imagery/designs.


April 6, 2022
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River Oaks Square Art Center
1330 Second St
Alexandria, LA 71301 United States
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